Discovering love on the dance ground — or behind-the-scenes! Chrishell Stause met professional dancer Keo Motsepe in September 2020 after being solid on season 29 of Dancing With the Stars. In the course of the season, the duo — who have been paired with Anne Heche and Gleb Savchenko, respectively, didn’t spend any time collectively onscreen.
In actual fact, many thought that Stause was romantically concerned Savchenko after he introduced he had split from wife Elena Samodanova days after being despatched house from the ABC actuality present. Each the Russian dancer and the realtor shot down the claims.
“Our friendship during our season on DWTS was not the reason for our split,” he mentioned in an announcement in November 2020. “Elena and I’ve had longstanding issues in our marriage. This has been an ongoing state of affairs between Elena and I paired with poor timing.”
Later that month, the Selling Sunset star added that whereas she understands that followers noticed chemistry on Dancing With the Stars, it was simply dancing.
“I really feel prefer it really is annoying as a result of it’s a kind of issues the place, you realize, sadly, the timing of what he’s going by means of personally, folks wish to make it into one thing it’s not. We’re simply buddies,” the previous actress mentioned on November 24. “I get it. I’ve been on soaps. You must have that type of stuff generally once you’re on the dance ground. Folks misread that.”
Only one week later, fans were shocked when Stause and Meotsepe revealed they have been courting by way of Instagram. Savchenko, who’s one in every of Motsepe’s greatest buddies, commented, “Love you guys” on the publish.
“I feel that was the evening the place we have been like, ‘I don’t know how much [longer] we can hide this for,’” the All My Kids alum, who’s eight years older than Motsepe, mentioned on the time. “I had slightly little bit of a hang-up at first as a result of I used to be apprehensive as a result of he’s youthful. However, loads of guys my age and older nonetheless don’t need what I’m on the lookout for.”
She later mentioned on Nick Viall‘s “Viall Recordsdata” podcast that she was additionally hesitant to share the romance after going through a very public split from Justin Hartley in November 2019. “He pursued [me],” she mentioned of Motsepe on December 7. “Quickly after we made it official, we went forward and shared it. … It’s already exhausting sufficient as it’s when one thing is promising. I don’t wish to add any extra strain.”
Scroll by means of the gallery beneath for a timeline of their romance: