"They aren’t really showing it off, but they are definitely interested in one another." WATCH: Paige Van Zant and Alan Bersten's Sultry Salsa Will Make You Blush!
The twosome first became close when Van Zant's usual professional partner, Mark Ballas, was injured and could not dance in the second week of the season.
Since then, she has twice been part of a winning partnership.
For the thirteenth season, Burke is paired with Rob Kardashian, brother of Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney.
If you haven’t gotten hooked on this show yet – you should definitely give it a try and if you are On the show, three judges critique the dancing after each performance.
They give verbal commentary, but they also contribute a score by raising a sparkly score paddle into the air (everything on this show sparkles! When my husband and I watch we are always trying to guess what score will be given before the judges say it. She made them almost IDENTICAL to the ones on the show. I made a set for both my husband and I to have while we watch the show.
A source close to the couple tells ET that their connection is "still new" and the attraction between the 22-year-old UFC fighter and the 21-year-old professional dancer has been building all season.
Xoxoxo #dwts22 #DWTS #ufc 1-800-868-3410 A photo posted by Paige Van Zant (@paigevanzantufc) on Van Zant shared her own picture-perfect Instagram, writing, "WE DID IT!!!!
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" Bersten gushed on Instagram after their performance along with an adorable photo.
"Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment with me." WE DID IT!!!!
The ABC reality hit has revealed most of the line-up of pros set to compete when the new season kicks off on Monday, Sept. Having competed in season 3-19 (though she sat out season 10), the fan-favorite professional sat out the 20th season after suffering an injury the previous cycle.
"After a lot of thought and prayer, I've decided to focus my energies on some other exciting endeavors including adding author to my resume," Smirnoff said in a statement announcing her exit. So which other eight pros will definitely be participating in season 21?
The champion dancer has also received Emmy nominations for her choreography.
since its second season and has partnered with stars like Denise Richards and Kirstie Alley.
Bersten stepped up to fill in for Ballas, and together, he and Van Zant delivered one of the top dances of the week with their ultra-steamy salsa.
"Still in shock with how amazing @paigevanzantufc did tonight!