It's getting hot in here! Maria Menounos and Derek Hough spark romance rumours as they share steamy kiss on the dance floor


It is known to be one of the most romantic dances on the ballroom dance cards.

And it seems that Maria Menounous and Derek Hough's rumba on Dancing With The Stars last night rumbled something between the pair as they shared a passionate kiss midway through the performance.

The lip lock has now sparked rumours that the duo may be more than just dance partners and  friends.

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Lip lock: Maria Menounous and Derek Hough shared a passionate kiss during their Dancing with The Stars performance last night

Lip lock: Maria Menounous and Derek Hough shared a passionate kiss during their Dancing with The Stars performance last night

Moving their bodies to a slow beat of Madonna's Eighties anthem Material Girl, Derek laid Maria tenderly down on the dancefloor.

Derek's lips then wandered over Maria's chin and then pressed against hers for a few brief moments.

The kiss did not appear to be essential to the dance, and even the judges noticed the electrical chemistry between the two.

Steamy: Derek's lips wandered over Maria's chin and then pressed against hers for a few brief moments

Steamy: Derek's lips wandered over Maria's chin and then pressed against hers for a few brief moments

The couple's sultry rumba impressed the panel, especially Bruno Tonioli who asked Maria: 'Is it Maria or Aphrodite? You have something in week three that I've never seen.'

'A mix of the ballroom with a touch of the bedroom,' added Len Goodman. 'Overall a fabulous dance.'

The dance was also a tribute to her family, with the emotional Extra presenter recalling 1988, when her Greek immigrant parents were struggling to make a living as janitors.

Chemistry: The kiss did not appear to be essential to the dance, and even the judges noticed the electrical chemistry between the two

Chemistry: The kiss did not appear to be essential to the dance, and even the judges noticed the electrical chemistry between the two

Going in for the kill: Moving their bodies to a slow beat of Madonna's Eighties anthem Material Girl, Derek laid Maria tenderly down on the dancefloor

Going in for the kill: Moving their bodies to a slow beat of Madonna's Eighties anthem Material Girl, Derek laid Maria tenderly down on the dancefloor

'My parents worked so hard to keep a roof over our heads and food on our table,' she told her partner Derek. 'I've definitely come a long way from picking up quarters from nightclubs in Boston.'

Despite their DWTS duties, Derek has also been accompanying Maria on a variety of extra curricular activities.

The two single stars were spotted at a WWE event in Miami over the weekend.

Moves: The couple's sultry rumba impressed the panel, especially Bruno Tonioli who asked Maria: 'Is it Maria or Aphrodite? You have something in week three that I've never seen.'

Moves: The couple's sultry rumba impressed the panel, especially Bruno Tonioli who asked Maria: 'Is it Maria or Aphrodite? You have something in week three that I've never seen.'

Embrace: The duo shared several romantic embraces

Embrace: The duo shared several romantic embraces

Maria was competing at the event, and Derek was seen lingering in the wings as the stunning host greeted press and her fans at a press conference.

Despite having two cracked ribs, Maria climbed into the wrestling ring over the weekend.

The incredibly fit star flaunted her toned abs and some ample cleavage in a cropped sparkly top and tight white trousers combination to team up with WWE diva Kelly Kelly to take on Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres in Florida on Sunday.

Heart skipped a beat: Derek jokingly listened to Maria's heart backstage

Heart skipped a beat: Derek jokingly listened to Maria's heart backstage

Emotional: The dance was also a tribute to her family, with the emotional Extra presenter recalling 1988, when her Greek immigrant parents were struggling to make a living as janitors

Emotional: The dance was also a tribute to her family, with the emotional Extra presenter recalling 1988, when her Greek immigrant parents were struggling to make a living as janitors

Despite her injury, the Extra host was hoisted in the air by Phoenix into a power lift, much to the delight of the crowd at the Miami Dolphins' Sin Life Stadium

Maria and Kelly did however manage to beat out their opponents as they battled it out, a great feat considering the excruciating pain which usually comes with Maria's type of injury.

The tough brunette powered through the pain for her time in the ring, showing that she is force to be reckoned with as she got smacked and also smacked down her opponents.

Sexy: Electricity between the pair was also seen in rehersals

Sexy: Electricity between the pair was also seen in rehersals

As her arms were held up in victory, she was seen clutching at her ribs, seemingly in pain.

The 'tough Greek' confirmed on Friday via Twitter that she would be competing in the Miami event.

Finished rehearsal today-love our rumba. @derekhough you are mighty good at what you do. now let's go to Wrestlemania! cant wait to wrestle'

From the get go Maria and Derek have gotten on like a house on fire.

Extra-curricular: Maria was seen at the WWE championships in Miami over the weekend

Extra-curricular: Maria was seen at the WWE championships in Miami over the weekend

Support: Maria was competing at the event, and Derek was seen lingering in the wings as the stunning host greeted press and her fans at a press conference

Support: Maria was competing at the event, and Derek was seen lingering in the wings as the stunning host greeted press and her fans at a press conference

Before the live performances go underway for the show, the pair were seen earlier this month bonding over their shared love of basketball at the LA Lakers vs. Boston Celtics game at the Staples Center.

And as they supported different teams, the duo joked around courtside as they took in the match.

Derek tweeted a picture of the pair posed up for a picture, with the caption: 'A nice day off with Maria. Back to work tomorrow!'

Maria also shared a video on her Twitter page, telling fans that despite having the night off at the basketball game, they still managed to fit in some rehearsal time.

She tweeted: 'Close game today-don't worry the game didn't stop @derekhough and I from practicing.....'

Tough! Despite her injury, the Extra host stepped into the ring at the Miami Dolphins' Sin Life Stadium

Tough! Despite her injury, the Extra host stepped into the ring at the Miami Dolphins' Sin Life Stadium


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