'DWTS' duo Val and Janel awkwardly address romance rumors

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DWTS Duo Val and Janel Awkwardly Address Romance Rumors


On the finale of "Dancing with the Stars" a fan on Twitter asked Janel and Val the question that has been on all of our minds for quite some time.

"Are you and Val dating or what? ... This is awkward. ... Uh, yes, no, what is it? ... This is an arranged marriage. This is not dating," said Val on ABC's Tuesday night finale.

The duo have always been affectionate toward one another, but the dating rumors started swirling when, according to Heavy.com, Janel and longtime boyfriend, Payson Lewis, broke up earlier in the season.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1910' - Five remaining couples advanced to the Semi-Finals and performed two routines during plugged/unplugged, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET). In the first round of the competition, the couples performed a Jazz, Quickstep, Samba, Paso Doble or Argentine Tango to an original or 'plugged' version of their selected song. In round two of the competition, the couples performed an Argentine Tango, Rumba, or Contemporary routine to an acoustic or 'unplugged' version of that same song. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) JANEL PARRISH , VAL CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) VAL CHMERKOVSKIY, JANEL PARRISH, KEO MOTSEPE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1910' - Five remaining couples advanced to the Semi-Finals and performed two routines during plugged/unplugged, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET). In the first round of the competition, the couples performed a Jazz, Quickstep, Samba, Paso Doble or Argentine Tango to an original or 'plugged' version of their selected song. In round two of the competition, the couples performed an Argentine Tango, Rumba, or Contemporary routine to an acoustic or 'unplugged' version of that same song. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) JANEL PARRISH, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) VAL CHMERKOVSKIY, JANEL PARRISH
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1909' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) KEO MOTSEPE, JANEL PARRISH, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) VAL CHMERKOVSKIY, JANEL PARRISH
DANCING WITH THE STARS: THE RESULTS - 'Episode 1902A' -- 'Dancing with the Stars: The Results' two-night event continued on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) where Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy entertained the audience with an encore performance. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1902' - It was #myjammonday this week on 'Dancing with the Stars.' The 12 remaining celebrities danced to their favorite songs on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Monday's show kicks-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the full cast and judges dancing to a medley of the judges' favorite songs. Each couple then performed a variety of dances, including the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive and Rumba, to their favorite jam. (Photos by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) JANEL PARRISH, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Dancer Val Chmerkovskiy (L) and actress Janel Parrish attend the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival Village on September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy poses at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 1 - Press Room at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Janel Parrish (L) and professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy attend night 1 of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Dancer Val Chmerkovskiy and actress Janel Parrish attend the People StyleWatch Denim Event at The Line on September 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for People Magazine)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - REHEARSALS - The stars grace the ballroom floor for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars,' which airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. One couple will be eliminated on the 'Dancing with the Stars' results show the following day, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy (L) and actress Janel Parrish leave Planet Hollywood Times Square on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
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And as Hollywood Life pointed out, those rumors certainly haven't calmed down -- especially after Monday's episode when Janel told co-host Erin Andrews that she "loves" Val.

But Janel and Val have undoubtedly had a great season of "DWTS" together. According to USA Today, Val says their freestyle dance on Monday night "was designed to be a 'reflection of our journey on the show.'"

In the end, Janel and Val placed third overall in the competition. But Janel seemed happy with the results, calling Val her "trophy."

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