'Dancing with the Stars' season 27: Alexis Ren confirms romance rumors with pro Alan Bernsten, but still lands in jeopardy
A pre-taped footage ahead of their live performance showed Alex and Alan addressing 'the elephant in the room' which happens to be the fact that the two like each other
Romance rumors have been brewing surrounding the ongoing season 27 of ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars', especially after contestant Alexis Ren and her pro-partner, Alan Bersten's magical chemistry was spotted on the dance floor in two consecutive episodes. And after week-long speculations from fans, viewers, and the media, Alexis finally confessed to having developed feelings for her partner, which is also highly reciprocated, as was clear from the show's most recent episode, 'Halloween Night'.
A pre-taped footage airing ahead of their live performance showed both Alexis and Alan addressing "the elephant in the room" which happens to be the fact that the two like each other. And as their energetic Jazz performance for the show's Halloween-themed episode unfurled, it was hard to not spot this striking chemistry between the two.
Speaking about the same, and having come clean to each other about their feelings, Alex shared with Entertainment Tonight how it all happened.
"I don't really have specifics on that," Alexis said, as Alan chimed in saying: "I mean, we rehearse 24/7. You become best friends with your partner." And even though she was playing coy about the whole season she did admit that her admiration for Alan had emerged right at the beginning of the season. "I thought he was awesome from the beginning," shared the 21-year-old model. But Alan got more casual about it and confessed that their connection has only strengthened their chemistry as a team, and helped them immensely on their journey towards winning the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
"We're more open with each other and we trust each other a little bit more. We can just have fun and not have to worry about hurting each other's feelings as much," Alan shared. "And, to be honest, the transparency is what makes it easier." Alexis agreed, saying: "It makes it more fun." As for how so, Alan explained saying: "She comes in and gives me massages every day." He teased, adding: "She's like, 'Hey Alan,' and massages me, and it's so sweet."
But while Alexis believes back rubs and food are the key to a dancer's heart and implied that's what keeps them so tight, their time on the show - as exceedingly brilliant as it has been performance wise - hasn't had the same luck audience's vote-wise.
Even on Monday night, despite their spooky jazz on Christina Aguilera's 2006 single 'Candyman', the couple ended up in jeopardy again, with the lowest number of votes, next to fellow contestant Mary Lou Retton and her pro-partner, Sasha Farber.
Granted, Mary Lou was the one leaving the show, it still wasn't enough to overlook the fact that Alexis, even after being one of the most consistently good performers on this season, found herself in jeopardy for the second time in a row. Last week she got lucky as it was announced by the magical powers of 'Disney Night' that there would be no eliminations, but this second trip to jeopardy-land really does strike as an alarm.
For those questioning whether their budding romance rumors could be the reason for the lack of votes in their favor, they should know that in the short period of time, they have emerged to be quite the fan favorites.
When Tom said Alexis and Alan were in jeopardy Jenna was so shocked you can see her say "what?!" and Look at Milo and Bobby y'all know good and well Alan and Alexis should not have been in the bottom two. dwts is so ugly. pic.twitter.com/MUaYpQ0wZs— Autumn 🖤 (@dwts_babe) October 23, 2018
Luckily, however, these trips to jeopardy haven't dampened the two's spirits entirely as Alan told ET: "We're having so much fun out there, [but] it's such a damper on the night when we're in the bottom. But, you know, we're safe and that's all that matters. We get another week and we get another chance to dance for America." Let's just hope the voters can also finally see in the clear how happy these two are to just be around each other and bring one brilliant performance after the other every week on DWTS, and finally give them all the appreciation with votes that they deserve!
'Dancing With the Stars' returns for Country Night next Monday at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC.