Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough admit DWTS romance was fake

Remember those pictures of dance partners and unlikely couple Shannon Elizabeth, 34, and her “Dancing With The Stars” partner, professional dancer Derek Hough, 22, kissing on the beach? The public hardly noticed and Elizabeth and Derek were voted off the competition about 11 days later to fall in 6th place. Former American Pie star Elizabeth has been dating a math teacher from Las Palmas Middle School in Covina, CA, according to the February 25 issue of Star, and she even told In Touch at the end of April that her boyfriend was fine with Derek being her partner because “He knows I’ve never dated a blond guy, plus Derek is 22.”

People thought that Derek and Shannon were yet another couple that fell in love after all that romantic exercise together. Legitimate DWTS couples include Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas, and Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff. They were faking it though, and they admitted it to In Touch:

“We are playing into the rumors with the kisses on the cheek [during their April 21 performance],” admits Shannon. “With our new ‘strategy,’ we are doing it for fun now and for the audience.” Adds a winking Derek “With our new ‘outlook,’ I think it’s going to go down a lot better. We’re like, if they want kisses, we’ll give them kisses!”

[From In Touch, print edition, May 12, 2008]

I wonder how Shannon’s boyfriend felt when he saw those kissing pictures which didn’t manage to get Elizabeth enough votes to stay in the competition. The Shannon Derek fauxmance was covered on the front page of People’s website for a few hours on the day the photos came out and even had a two page spread in Star Magazine.

Shannon and Derek are shown outside the Regis & Kelly show on 5/1/08, thanks to WENN.

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  1. Susan says:

    Boy what happened to HER career? She really seems like a ditz with not much of a personality AT ALL. I guess American Pie was her 15 minutes. She’s a pretty girl but she sure didn’t do much. 😕

    I bought their romance thing. I think he’s cute. I had no idea he was so young. Oh well — she didn’t really seem like his type. He looks like he’d want someone smarter!

  2. Sasha says:

    She likes the girls anyway (in my mind she does- that is)

  3. The Observer says:

    Remember when she was famous?? wow…me neither.

    Shakira Mebarak owes me money.

  4. Jamie says:

    Maybe He likes Boys??

  5. Lin says:

    That comment she made was BEFORE she and Derek started their actual romance back in February…there is another picture of them kissing in New York just recently, the first part of May. She broke up with her boyfriend, and she and Derek ARE seeing each other.

  6. Miss Michelle says:

    Dude, he is GAY! There is absolutely no question about that…

  7. wes says:

    gay gay gay Derek is absolutely gay. It doesn’t even take gaydar to figure that out…

  8. James Poppinga says:

    Someone must be able to can catch this hottie at a gay bar some where. With a butt that hot it needs attention!!

  9. Paul M says:

    He sure doesn’t seem gay to this gay man. I don’t want him to be anyway, he’s such a cocky, hyper little snot.

  10. Get Girl says:

    Every time i come here I am not dissapointed, nice post

  11. Jayne says:

    I feel sorry for blonde haired men. Everybody seems to question their masculinity by calling them gay.

  12. it's just me says:

    First of all let get something straight she did not break up with her boy friend he BROKE UP WITH HER!!!! COME ON LOOK AT HER BF TO THIS DANCER BOY! HA!!!! LIKE SHE SAID ON TV SHE ALWAYS LOSES! YEP SHE SURE DOES!!!!!He was a lot better looking then dancer boy! lol.. whatever she say’s is most likely she wants to be looking good but ha! she a fake that why he dumped her!!!hahaha she broke up with him hahahaha he woke up and got smart and dumped her butt he had to see it for himself what kinda girl she is!!we all saw!!!

  13. James Poppinga says:

    He has to have a guy once in awhile. Can’t someone catch him. He’s just trying to protect his career while he has one.

  14. Jonathan says:

    Jayne…I don’t know that calling or speculating that a person is gay necessarily equates to questioning their masculinity or even their gender… Certainly their are plenty of males (biologically) who are transgendered, have different gender identities, etc., but I am gay and really, really like being a guy in every sense of the word. Still, I get where you’re coming from.

  15. Seth says:

    He is sooo gay, and she is a known fag hag. Her best friend is Lance Bass for goodness sakes. She was just being his beard so that people would quit speculating. I don’t know why he won’t come out, but there is it. He is in the closet and acting like he has a girlfriend.

  16. Jennifer says:

    Why is it that a guy that is nice looking with a great butt, is considered gay? I don’t think Derek is gay!! I’m a grandma now, but, when I was younger I dated a guy that was blond, good looking with a fantastic butt. He was the farthest thing from gay, I was ever around. ps. He was a great dancer and could sing, too.

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