Though both stars have remained tight-lipped on the matter, they did share a very intense kiss on the dance floor during Monday's live show of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" and host Brooke Burke-Charvet even asked the soap opera star how it was to kiss her partner.
During Monday night's semi-finals, Monaco and Chmerkovskiy performed a surfer-inspired flamenco dance.
Of course, many fans felt sure that Val and Janel Parrish were dating last season, and he’s contended with buzz during his partnerships with Kelly Monaco and even Zendaya during those after his season with Janel wrapped.
While a heavy showmance storyline can rake in the votes, many fans think that Rumer and Val will be strong contenders without playing up the potential romance aspect.
Judge Bruno Tonioli said "That was smoldering, driven by desire, consumed by lust.
The chemistry between you two is literally cinching." Bergeron then asked Chmerkovskiy, "is it still cold in here?
And Monaco insisted that they didn't always have such great of chemistry, despite how it seemed on the show.
PHOTOS: Worst DWTS costumes ever "We had our moments where we did not get along," the General Hospital soap opera actress said. PHOTOS: Guys go shirtless on DWTS The twosome also appeared on VH1's Friday, and Chmerkovskiy tweeted a sexy photo of himself shirtless during the show.
With the lowest score of 51.5, Monaco, 36, and her partner, 26, knew their routine has to be amazing in order for them to be saved from Tuesday's elimination.Host Tom Bergeron even warned viewers saying, "We saved the sexiest rumba for last.Kelly and Val's romantic tension has been building all season long. " Coming out full force, they performed to "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" and Chmerkovskiy said during rehearsals "It's week nine and I can't stop loving you Kelly." Their romantic dance ended with Chmerkovskiy and Monaco kissing and the crowd getting wild.They performed a tango to a Carrie Underwood song and at the end of the routine, when Chmerkovskiy dipped Monaco, he leaned in for a kiss on the lips that lasted a few seconds.When the camera turned to the audience, some were shocked to see the two dancers kissing, especially since they have not be so open about any kind of romantic relationship between them.