Okay, so remember last week when Brooke Burke was seemingly thirsty over her former Dancing With the Stars pro partner Derek Hough? According to the TV personality, that chemistry was going nowhere other than the dance floor.
In an interview with E! News, Brooke clarified comments she made about a possible "love affair" with her DWTS pro partner. Brooke—who was dating her ex-husband, David Charvet, at the time—said she had "very clear boundaries" while competing on the show and even gushed about how supportive he was.
"David went to every show and sometimes to rehearsals and he loved the artistry of dance and he understood it," Brooke, who split from David in 2018 after seven years of marriage, said. "He understood the rhythm and to compliment him, he also the need for that intimate relationship and he was super supportive."
As for her connection with Derek on the dancefloor, Brooke explained, "There's a big difference between sensual connection and a sexual connection."
"It was romantic, it was challenge, it was struggle, it was triumph, it was fear. It was all these things that a couple goes through," she continued. "You're learning something new, you're facing your fear, you're being judged, you're learning how to communicate. You're learning how to find your rhythm together as a couple."
"So, for me, that was very intimate and at times, very romantic, especially during performances like the Rumba and just the romance of storytelling through our bodies. That's what I meant," Brooke told E! host Francesca Amiker.
ICYMI, the former DWTS champion opened up about her experience dancing with Derek in 2008 during an interview on Cheryl Burke's Sex, Lies and Spray Tans podcast. "I would have had an affair with him. But listen, let me tell you why: You are intertwined with someone's body when you're not a dancer," Brooke explained. "There is no way that I have ever been so connected—besides with a lover or a husband—than I was with Derek. And it's every single day. So for three months, you are in someone's arms. Why do you think people fall in love? You smell them, you feel them, you're breathing with them."
Well, there ya have it. Brooke and Derek's chemistry *only* lit up the dancefloor—so much so, that they took home the coveted mirrorball trophy that year.
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