Will Val Chmerkovskiy & Tamar Braxton Have A 'Dancing With The Stars' Showmance? Their Chemistry Is Undeniable

Val Chmerkovskiy is a Dancing With The Stars fan favorite (and the show’s reigning championship, as he won Season 20 with Rumer Willis). Dancing With The Stars always likes to set up a showmance for him and his partner, pairing him with the contestant he has the most chemistry with, and for Season 21, DWTS is not disappointing. Val’s latest partner is Grammy Award-winner and The Real co-host Tamar Braxton, and damn, do these two have some attitude to spare. In dancing, one person always has to lead, and it seems to be really hard for Tamar to let go and let Val be the boss. I mean, I would have trouble, too — control freak alert! This push-and-pull chemistry is palpable — will Tamar and Val have their very own showmance?

Well, probably not. Tamar has been happily married to record executive Vincent Herbert since 2008, and the pair welcomed a beautiful son, Logan Vincent Herbert, earlier this year. Val’s relationship status, on the other hand, is a mystery. No one quite knows whom he’s dating. Is it a fellow dancer, like how his brother Maksim is dating DWTS alum Peta Murgatroyd? Or just a civilian? Inquiring minds (like mine) really want to know. We can say, though, that he will not be dating Tamar when the season ends — they’ll just be best dancing pals.

In any case, Tamar and Val are sure to be one of the most entertaining couples to watch on the show, and, if their dynamic is any indication, that means that they’ve got a shot to win this. Why? Their strong personalities create some serious tension, and if Val and Tamar channel that energy onto the dance floor, they’ll definitely be unstoppable.

I’m calling it now, Dancing With The Stars fans — Tamar and Val are totally the pair to beat.

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