set, even singing on the show, and is also friends with other cast members.
For example, BC Jean stayed in the hospital for hours recently with Ballas when Derek Hough injured himself in dance rehearsals.
Mark and Derek are childhood friends, with Derek staying Mark dance coach parents Corky and Shirley Ballas in London when he was 12 years old.
and the pair have appeared on Dancing With The Stars since 2007.
Mark Ballas is best known as a pro and two-time mirrorball champion on Dancing with the Stars, but these days he is more likely to be found with a guitar in hand, performing original music with his equally talented wife, BC Jean. My uncle is a guitar player and my mother was a dancer, so from a very young age I was always introduced to cool music, whether it be from flamenco to rock, blues, funk, soul. I loved music first because without music you can’t move and vice versa. My dad is a great guitar player, so I wanted to be a guitar player and then I discovered Kurt Cobain and then it was over, everything just kind of came together at once.
They call their band Alexander Jean(a blend of their middle names) and they are a match made in musical heaven. From age 4 I went to musical theater classes on the weekend where I would do singing, acting, dancing, tap, jazz, all that stuff. BC: We are doing games this year with prizes and stuff. We actually just bought a book last holiday and we got to write down every detail of what we have done, so this year we will have to bring it back out. And I think we should get matching pajamas Mark: Maybe Charmin could do them.
In fact, her grandparents were also music artists and were signed to RCA Records for over 30 years.
“That’s why they couldn’t be paired up again [for the All-Star shows].” Both parties have denied the affair. He is now dating Australian dancer Peta Murgatroyd, who recently ended a five-year courtship with “Dancing” pro Damian Whitewood.
(Whitewood is reportedly dating Russell Crowe’s estranged wife, Danielle Spencer, a contestant on “Dancing with The Stars” in Australia.) A source close to the show says Maks’ brother Valentin may be the next dancer to take the plunge with his celebrity partner, Kelly Monaco.
“When you have two single people in a room and you are spending so much time together, it’s natural to have chemistry and to be curious,” longtime pro Cheryl Burke tells The Post.
“All of a sudden you think you are in love because you are grinding on each other seven days a week.” Backstage love connections happen “a lot more than people know,” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy confirms. One celebrity nearly left his wife for a pro who has bedded as many as four other participants, an on-set source reveals.