“I fell into the trap of letting relationship melodrama get in the way of me sticking to the script, which was to focus on dance. As it turns out the pair had quite the romance going for the entire season and things were getting pretty serious, but the two continued to deny because of Johnson’s age at the time.
Johnson was only 17 when she took home the big win and Ballas was 23.
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As is usual for every season, many assumed that there was a bit more going on with the pair than just dancing because of their “great chemistry,” which she wrote about in her book 6 Things may have been a bit hazy for Cheryl Burke and Chad Johnson about what their relationship status was, but the same can’t be said for Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth.
The gorgeous actress and dancing stud were paired up for season six of and while they only placed sixth in the competition, things went much better for the pair behind-the-scenes.
On Sunday, March 25, 2018 the two tied the knot in Los Angeles at Bella Blanca.