‘Dancing’-'Idol’ Romance?: Mark Ballas Talks Pia Toscano

by | April 12, 2011 at 12:51 PM | American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, RealityTV, TV News

'Dancing's Mark Ballas, 'Idol's Pia Toscano (Photo: Getty Images/Fox)

'Dancing's Mark Ballas, 'Idol's Pia Toscano (Photo: Getty Images/Fox)

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, but “Dancing with the Stars” pro Mark Ballas is a bit tight-lipped about the recent photos of his “date” with Pia Toscano, who was booted from “American Idol” last week in one of the most shocking eliminations ever.

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We caught up with Ballas backstage after “DWTS” Monday night and said, “We have to ask you about Pia.” “What do you want to know about Pia?,” he replied with a grin.

“We know you went out. Was it romantic or just friends?”

“We hung out, man,” Ballas said. “She was my favorite. She’s doing good. She’s going to be fine. She is an amazing talent and this is probably going to turn out good for her.”

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Ballas did confirm that the two met on the CBS Television studio lot where both reality shows film, but he wouldn’t dish too much else, even about how she’s handling the big loss. “I think she’s going to be all right. There’s always light at the end of the tunnel and she’s got a ridiculously amazing voice and I think she’ll be fine,” he said.

According to TMZ, the couple’s first “date” was at the Gulfstream restaurant in Century City, California, on Friday, April 8, and the pair were introduced by “DWTS” contestant Chris Jericho.

Only time will tell if these two are or aren’t making beautiful music together…

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