Alexis Ren has confirmed she is 'developing feelings' for her Dancing With the Stars professional partner Alan Bersten.
The 21-year-old model has been romantically linked to the professional dancer since they've been working on the show, and while she recently played down dating rumours, she has now admitted she does in fact have feelings for him.
Speaking in a preview of their interview which will air during Monday's episode of the dance competition, the beauty said: 'Alan, he's awesome. He's super outgoing. He's definitely been a really good reflection for me, to not take myself too seriously ... we're cute dorks.
'It's so much fun to dance with someone who you have a connection with. It's almost like time slows down. We communicate not just through our steps or our movements but with our hearts too. I am developing feelings for Alan, and I didn't see this one coming. It happened really quickly though, so I think I'm still trying to process it.'
The show's hosts, Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, have already referred to Alexis and Alan's 'chemistry', but when asked directly if the pair are dating, Alexis previously played coy with her response.
She said: 'I'm not answering that ... I can barely get through [these] Mondays!'
And Alan was similarly vague about their current relationship status.
He said: 'Again, we're taking it one day at a time here.'
Her gushing comments come after she praised Alan's 'energy' whilst avoiding the question of a romance between them.
She said: 'I mean, we're just, we're just so happy to be here and like I love him so much and I love his energy so much and we've been so focused on the competition.'
While Alan added: 'I feel like the experience is once in a lifetime and we're just making the most of it and really just going out there and having fun.'
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