‘DWTS’ pro Alan thinks ex-GF Alexis ‘is a beautiful person’ but things ‘didn’t end’ well

It just wasn’t for them! Dancing With the Stars’Alan Bersten briefly opened up about his short-lived romance with season 27 partner Alexis Ren in a new interview on Thursday, April 4.

“She is a beautiful person, in and out, but, that didn’t end up so well,” the professional dancer, 24, told Jana Kramer on an episode of her “Whine Down” podcast when asked his feelings on the 22-year-old model’s revealing Instagram pictures.

“We met on the show, and you know, that is her whole career … she is a social media influencer, how could I tell her whether she should post something or not?” Bersten continued. “You know, that’s not my duty as a boyfriend. I personally am a super private person.”

Last month, the athlete opened up to Us Weekly about where he and Ren stand following their breakup. “I haven’t spoken to her in awhile. I’m not gonna lie. I’m gonna be honest,” Bersten said. “No more showmances for me. I’m done!”

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 29: Alan Bersten and Alexis Ren pose at 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 27 at CBS Televison City on October 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Disney Night' - The nine remaining celebrities are putting on their Mickey ears and getting ready to transform into some of their favorite Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live on MONDAY, OCT. 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS REN, ALAN BERSTEN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Disney Night' - The nine remaining celebrities are putting on their Mickey ears and getting ready to transform into some of their favorite Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live on MONDAY, OCT. 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALAN BERSTEN, ALEXIS REN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Disney Night' - The nine remaining celebrities are putting on their Mickey ears and getting ready to transform into some of their favorite Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live on MONDAY, OCT. 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS REN, ALAN BERSTEN
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 12: Model Alexis Ren (L) and Dancer / TV Personality Alan Bersten (R) visit Hallmark's 'Home & Family' at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 12, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Las Vegas Night' - After taking in the music and culture of New York City on last night's show, the 12 remaining couples are set to celebrate the allure of Sin City and take a gamble on dancing to some of the city's most iconic songs as Las Vegas Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live TUESDAY, OCT. 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALAN BERSTEN, ALEXIS REN
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 12: Model Alexis Ren (L) and Dancer / TV Personality Alan Bersten (R) visit Hallmark's 'Home & Family' at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 12, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Las Vegas Night' - After taking in the music and culture of New York City on last night's show, the 12 remaining couples are set to celebrate the allure of Sin City and take a gamble on dancing to some of the city's most iconic songs as Las Vegas Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live TUESDAY, OCT. 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS REN, ALAN BERSTEN
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 02: Alexis Ren (L) and Alan Bersten pose at 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 27 at CBS Televison City on October 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Las Vegas Night' - After taking in the music and culture of New York City on last night's show, the 12 remaining couples are set to celebrate the allure of Sin City and take a gamble on dancing to some of the city's most iconic songs as Las Vegas Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live TUESDAY, OCT. 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS REN, ALAN BERSTEN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'New York City Night' - The 12 remaining couples take a bite out of the Big Apple and dance to iconic songs from the city that never sleeps, as New York City Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCT. 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) ALEXIS REN, ALAN BERSTEN
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: Alan Bersten (L) and Alexis Ren pose at 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 27 at CBS Televison City on October 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2701A' - On part two of the spectacular season premiere, the 13 celebrities get ready to hit the ballroom floor once again, with a lot riding on their final scores, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) ALEXIS REN, ALAN BERSTEN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Semi-Finals' - The six remaining couples advance to the 'Semi-Finals' as the competition heats up in anticipation of next week's crowning of the coveted Mirrorball trophy on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live on MONDAY, NOV. 12 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALAN BERSTEN, ALEXIS REN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Semi-Finals' - The six remaining couples advance to the 'Semi-Finals' as the competition heats up in anticipation of next week's crowning of the coveted Mirrorball trophy on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live on MONDAY, NOV. 12 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS REN, ALAN BERSTEN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Semi-Finals' - The six remaining couples advance to the 'Semi-Finals' as the competition heats up in anticipation of next week's crowning of the coveted Mirrorball trophy on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live on MONDAY, NOV. 12 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS REN, ALAN BERSTEN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Semi-Finals' - The six remaining couples advance to the 'Semi-Finals' as the competition heats up in anticipation of next week's crowning of the coveted Mirrorball trophy on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live on MONDAY, NOV. 12 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALAN BERSTEN, ALEXIS REN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2707: Country Night' - Eight remaining couples dance to some of the biggest country music songs during 'Country Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live on MONDAY, NOV. 5 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS REN, ALAN BERSTEN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2707: Country Night' - Eight remaining couples dance to some of the biggest country music songs during 'Country Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live on MONDAY, NOV. 5 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALAN BERSTEN, ALEXIS REN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Halloween Night' - The nine remaining celebrities have spent the week learning all of the bloodcurdling tricks that it will take to treat the viewers to some terrifyingly fun dances, as 'Halloween Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live on MONDAY, OCT. 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS REN, ALAN BERSTEN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Finale' - After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the season finale of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, NOV. 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALAN BERSTEN, ALEXIS REN
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 19: Alexis Ren (L) and Alan Bersten pose at 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 27 Finale at CBS Television City on November 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Finale' - After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the season finale of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, NOV. 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS REN, ALAN BERSTEN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Finale' - After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the season finale of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, NOV. 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, ALEXIS REN, ALAN BERSTEN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Finale' - After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the season finale of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, NOV. 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALAN BERSTEN, ALEXIS REN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Finale' - After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the season finale of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, NOV. 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALAN BERSTEN, ALEXIS REN
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Bersten and Ren were linked during season 27 of the reality dance competition in 2018 when they were partnered together. Though the former Maxim covergirl was quick to speak out about her feelings for the So You Think You Can Dance alum, it wasn’t until later that the pair exchanged an onscreen kiss.

“I do have feelings for you,” Bersten told Ren at the time. “And I really feel like I am falling for you.” However, shortly after the two came in fourth place, cryptic social media posts began to flood their pages.

Us Weekly exclusively confirmed in December that Bersten and Ren had officially split. “She’s in Japan working and he’s going on tour in a couple of weeks, but they are still talking and still consider each other friends,” a source told Us at the time. “They aren’t in the same country for a while, which makes a relationship hard, but they are open to whatever the future might hold.”

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