EXCLUSIVE: 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Paige VanZant is dating troupe member Alan Bersten -- get the scoop on their romance!

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EXCLUSIVE: Paige VanZant Is Dating a 'Dancing With the Stars' Troupe Member

Dancing With the Stars romance alert!

ET has exclusively learned that there's a budding romance in the DWTS ballroom this season between contestant Paige VanZant and troupe member Alan Bersten -- and we've got all the details!

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.

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Paige VanZant is dating troupe member Alan Bersten -- get the scoop on their romance!
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DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episodes 2210' - After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) GINGER ZEE, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episodes 2210' - After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, GINGER ZEE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2207' - The remaining eight celebrities will dance to popular music from favorite musical icons, as 'Icons Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) GINGER ZEE, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2207' - The remaining eight celebrities will dance to popular music from favorite musical icons, as 'Icons Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) VON MILLER, WITNEY CARSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2207' - The remaining eight celebrities will dance to popular music from favorite musical icons, as 'Icons Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WANYA MORRIS, LINDSAY ARNOLD
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2207' - The remaining eight celebrities will dance to popular music from favorite musical icons, as 'Icons Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MARK BALLAS, PAIGE VANZANT
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2206' - The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) DANCING WITH THE STARS TROUPE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2206' - The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) GINGER ZEE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2206' - The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) JODIE SWEETIN, KEO MOTSEPE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2206' - The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) PAIGE VANZANT, MARK BALLAS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2205 - 'America's Switch Up' has really changed up the competition this week, as fan engagement through social media has helped to 'switch up' the nine remaining couples, as the celebrities and professional dancers swap partners, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) PAIGE VANZANT, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2205 - 'America's Switch Up' has really changed up the competition this week, as fan engagement through social media has helped to 'switch up' the nine remaining couples, as the celebrities and professional dancers swap partners, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ANTONIO BROWN, KARINA SMIRNOFF
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) PAIGE VANZANT, MARK BALLAS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, GINGER ZEE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) LINDSAY ARNOLD, WANYA MORRIS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, VON MILLER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) KIM FIELDS, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) KARINA SMIRNOFF, DOUG FLUTIE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) PETA MURGATROYD, NYLE DIMARCO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) MARLA MAPLES, TONY DOVOLANI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2203 - The remaining celebrities will set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) SASHA FARBER, KIM FIELDS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2203 - The remaining celebrities will set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) ANTONIO BROWN, SHARNA BURGESS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2202 - The 12 celebrities ready themselves for Latin Night, one of the hottest nights in the ballroom, with each celebrity performing either a rumba, salsa, samba, paso doblé, cha cha, or Argentine tango, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' LIVE, MONDAY, MARCH 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images)ANTONIO BROWN, SHARNA BURGESS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2202 - The 12 celebrities ready themselves for Latin Night, one of the hottest nights in the ballroom, with each celebrity performing either a rumba, salsa, samba, paso doblé, cha cha, or Argentine tango, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' LIVE, MONDAY, MARCH 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images)GERALDO RIVERA, EDYTA SLIWINSKA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2201' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with an all-new celebrity cast ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. The premiere episode kicks off with an exciting and dynamic opening number, featuring all of the celebrities and dancers, along with returning head judge Len Goodman. The night continues with each couple dancing a cha cha, fox trot, jive, tango or quickstep, vying for America's vote for the first time. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) TONY DOVOLANI, MARLA MAPLES
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"They just got to know one another during the show and rehearsal [and] they took a liking to one another," the source dishes exclusively to ET. "They aren't really showing it off, but they are definitely interested in one another."

WATCH: Paige VanZant and Alan Bersten's Sultry Salsa Will Make You Blush!

The twosome first became close when VanZant's usual professional partner, Mark Ballas, was injured and could not dance in the second week of the season. Bersten stepped up to fill in for Ballas, and together, he and VanZant delivered one of the top dances of the week with their ultra-steamy salsa.

"Still in shock with how amazing @paigevanzantufc did tonight!" Bersten gushed on Instagram after their performance along with an adorable photo. "Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment with me."

VanZant shared her own picture-perfect Instagram, writing, "WE DID IT!!!! @alanbersten stepped up so I can dance another day. @markballas is healing up!!! Hope we put on a spicy show to get your votes tonight. Xoxoxo"

Since their dancing debut, VanZant and Bersten have been spotted looking like they're definitely more than friends at the weekly DWTS after-parties at Mixology 101 in Los Angeles. The duo keeps the PDA to a minimum, but they're always are seen arriving and leaving the parties together with smiles on their faces.

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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