How Many Dancing With The Stars Couples Are Still Together?

In Hollywood, reality shows are known for their conversion rate of turning on-screen couples into off-screen couples. There are quite a lot of factors behind this phenomenon — the cut-throat competition, strategizing, practice sessions, and adrenaline rush of winning. Whatever the reason, finding love is never overrated and is meant to be celebrated. Sadly, most of these reality television couples break up or drift apart a few years after the show is aired. At least that is the trend we have noticed.

Like most reality television competition shows, "Dancing With The Stars" has also given birth to many real-life couples, and for some of them, the show made them meet their true loves. As they say, if it is written in the stars, there is not escaping from the one. Here are the "Dancing With The Stars" couples who found their life partners while working on the show or had a chance to work on the show with their real-life partners.

Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart

Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart met during "Dancing With The Stars" season 31 in 2022. The pair who had put on quite a great show with their emotional storytelling techniques were eliminated during the semifinals. On February 14, 2023, Durant confirmed that the couple is dating. "My Valentine. Happy Valentine's Day," the "Switched at Birth" star wrote on Instagram captioning a selfie of the couple.

During their training for the dance show, the "Coda" actor, who is Deaf, had told reporters that Stewart was learning sign language for him. "She knows how to sign, she's learning how to sign. Before, my interpreter ... he'd be there interpreting for us at practice, and now he fades away during practice and it's nice. She understands me," he said. He also said that Stewart was a brilliant woman with amazing skills and that he was confident that she could teach him (via Us Weekly).

Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy crossed paths for the first time in 2009 when they met on Broadway. Two years later, Murgatroyd joined "Dancing With The Stars" where Chmerkovskiy was already working since 2009. The couple started dating in 2012 and after a few ups and downs got engaged in December 2015 while performing onstage in Miami. In January 2017, the pair welcomed their baby boy, Shai. "This is, without a doubt, the best thing that has ever happened to us," the couple shared at the time (per Us Weekly). The couple tied the knot in July 2017 in Long Island, New York with many DWTS stars in attendance.

In January 2023, the couple announced that they were expecting their second child. "It brings me immense joy to finally announce that @maksimc and I are expecting our Chmerkovskiy #2. After 2 years of constant struggle and heartache, 3 miscarriages, and a failed embryo transfer ... we have a healthy bun in the oven :) ) It was a shock to all of us and we found out right before I was going in for my second round of IVF," she wrote on Instagram captioning a picture showing off her baby bump.

Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev's love story started when they first met on the dance competition show in 2017. The couple who got paired on season 25 of "Dancing With The Stars" got eliminated during week seven. At the time, Bella was engaged to John Cena. Bella and Chigvintsev reconnected in January 2019 following her separation from Cena in 2018. The couple's first date was at a farmer's market. "They have a strong attraction to each other, but they're just having fun. They're both extremely busy with their own careers, so they spend time together when they can," a source told People in January 2019. In March 2019, the former WWE star took to Instagram to confirm that the couple is dating. Later she clarified with People that she meant that as a casual post and that she was "not fully taken" by the Russian dancer.

The couple made their red carpet debut as a couple in July 2019. "Artem's aura and energy, he's so calming and relaxing," Bella shared at the event. "I'm like the Tasmanian devil, I need someone with his energy to make me stop and be present." Talking to People, Chignvintsev said that Bella was the exact opposite of him, "What I'm missing in my life, she fulfills." The couple got engaged in France in November 2019 and welcomed their son Matteo Artemovich in July 2020. After postponing their wedding multiple times, the couple finally tied the knot in August 2022.

Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson

Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson crossed paths when Johnson joined the dance competition show as a troupe dancer in 2014. While we are unsure when they exactly started dating, the couple went public with their relationship in February 2016. After a few ups, downs, and public appearances the couple made headlines when they shared an onstage kiss in season 25 of "Dancing With The Stars" for which Johnson had returned as a troupe member. "Jenna is a huge asset to the show," Chmerkovskiy had told reporters about his partner's return to the show. "I think she's an incredible talent. I'm a huge fan. I think she's the best girl here, so I'm excited to see her here" (via People).

In June 2018, Johnson took to Twitter to share pictures of Chmerkovskiy on his knees to confirm their engagement. The couple said their "I do"s in April 2019 and welcomed their first child in January 2023. In February 2023, the new mother shared pictures of their adorable baby boy and his name, "Rome Valentin Chmerkovskiy" (via Instagram).

Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec met his wife Kym Johnson when they were paired together for season 20 of "Dancing With The Stars" in 2015. "From the moment I met her, I love hanging out with her. We are having a great time," Herjavec told People in 2015 when asked about the speculations regarding their on-screen chemistry. Before joining DWTS, the "Shark Tank" star had just gone through a divorce. Even though the couple got eliminated during the eighth week of the competition, it was hardly the end for them.

The couple got engaged in February 2016 and tied the knot shortly after in July 2016. "I never thought I'd get married again," Herjavec shared with People right after the couple exchanged their vows. "I worried I'd become bitter or an old cat guy. But at the end of the day, everybody wants to connect to another human being. When I met Kym, it was just effortless." In April 2018, the couple revealed that they have been blessed with twins, Hudson and Haven via IVF.

Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov

The love story of Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov is a bit different from the other "Dancing With The Stars" couples. Unlike others, this pair did not meet on the show. In fact, they joined the show as professionals in 2019, they had already been married for five years. Karagach and Pashkobv met way back in 2009 when they both looking for dance partners and were introduced to each other by their coaches. Initially, Pashkov was against the idea of partnering with Karagach as he was concerned with their age difference of more than six years. After a little nudge from his coach, he finally agreed to a trial session and the rest is history (via Dance Sports Info).

In December 2022, the couple revealed that they were expecting a baby girl. "Pasha and I are OVER THE MOON to finally share this beautiful news with you!!!! This is a birthday I'll never forget I want to thank Pasha for making this day so special for me. From the morning love notes and flowers to the games and festivities at night, thank you for spoiling me with love. I couldn't have ask for a better day and better people to be surrounded by. Thank you for celebrating me and baby girl!!! From the bottom of our hearts," Karagach wrote on Instagram captioning a video from her 30th birthday celebrations.

Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert

While Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert knew each other since 2014, the couple did not start dating till Erbert joined season 21 of "Dancing With The Stars" as a troupe member in 2015. This season was quite the lucky season for Hough as he not only found his future wife but also took the trophy home along with his celebrity partner Bindi Irwin. While Hough had made subtle hints that he was taken during his television appearances, it was not until May 2017 that the couple publicly confirmed their relationship.

In September 2020, during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Hough shared that the pandemic and the experience of being quarantined together had brought the couple closer. "We came together, we got closer," he said. "We grew as a couple tremendously. We even started a YouTube channel together, cooking" (via People). In June 2022, the couple shared that they are engaged and are planning a wedding. "I don't think either of us want a super-long engagement," Erbert said in an interview given to People. "I just don't think it fully makes sense. "We waited [seven years] to get engaged, it's like we're just ready for that next chapter of our lives,"

Carlos and Alexa PenaVega

Carlos and Alexa PenaVega are another "Dancing With The Stars" couple who were already married before they debuted at the show. The couple had been married since 2014 when they joined season 21 of the show in 2015. In 2016, the couple portrayed the lead roles in their first Hallmark movie, "Love At Sea." I love working with my husband," Alexa said in an interview with TV Insider while talking about her experience of sharing the screen with her husband. Subsequently, the couple has starred in many Hallmark movies, including, "Enchanted Christmas" and "Love in the Limelight."

"We really know what each other's limits are and we can be way more playful. I think that there's something to be said that's really special about getting to work with your spouse." The couple welcomed their elder son Ocean in December 2016 and their second son, Kingston in July 2019. In May 2021, they welcomed their daughter, Rio.

Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess

Sharna Burgess and Brian Austin Green started dating in December 2020, way before they made their "Dancing With The Stars" debut. The couple joined the competition in September 2021. "I'm doing "Dancing with the Stars" because of my girlfriend Sharna," Green had told People then. Burgess, who is a DWTS pro had also revealed that she was excited to share her love for dance with her boyfriend.

The couple is known for publicly sharing their mutual love and flaunting their fairy-tale romance. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Green even labeled their love story as a "storybook." "She's just the whole package, and she's somebody that I can talk to and trust. I trust her input on things, which is hard to find," he said. In June 2022, the couple welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Zane Walker Green (via Instagram).