On the May 5 episode of ‘Dancing With The Stars’, James Maslow’s Big Time Rush bandmates showed up for rehearsal to tease him and his dance partner, Peta Murgatroyd, for ‘acting like a married couple!’
Move over, Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy! You’re not the only Dancing With The Stars pair dodging — while actively courting, with your words and actions — rumors of a romance! It has long been rumored that Big Time Rush‘s James Maslow and his DWTS pro, Peta Murgatroyd, have been dating — even James’ bandmates have started in on the teasing! Will they ever admit that they’re dating? Or do they just have the flirtiest platonic friendship on the planet?
‘DWTS’: James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd Are ‘Like A Married Couple’
“You guys have chemistry like a married couple,” James’ Big Time Rush band member Kendall Schmidt told the pair during rehearsals. “Are you guys dating, or something…?” Hilariously, Peta and James put their hands on their hips, sighed, and looked straight into the camera, Jim Halpert-from-The-Office-style.
OK, we get it — they’ve been hearing about these rumors for a while, now. Back in April, Life & Style was reporting that James and Peta met even before DWTS started rehearsals, and that they “immediately hit it off.” Couple their obvious chemistry with some crazy dances — their Samba during Week 7, anyone? — and you’ve got rumors of a romance on your hands. Even the judges have noticed it! Carrie Ann Inaba told them during Week 7 that James and Peta’s chemistry is “beyond sick,” and in the May 5 episode, Bruno Tonioli told them that “Love was in the air. [He] could feel it.”
‘DWTS’: James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd Have A Fun, Flirty Relationship
Hey, there’s friendly camaraderie, and then there’s sexual chemistry that no one can keep from noticing! And, unlike Maks and Meryl’s budding romance, at least James and Peta are nice to each other all the time… Meryl and Maks’ dynamic is reminiscent of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast — ironic, since that’s what Danica and Val danced as during Disney week. That is, only Meryl can tame his rude, brooding ways — but he shouldn’t be snappish with her all the time, anyway! Romance doesn’t need to be dramatic pigtail-pulling — James and Peta always seem like they’re having a lot of fun.
It’s obvious that Kendall was teasing them for all the rumors that have been flying around, but he would know James and Peta’s relationship better than anybody — maybe there’s some truth to his teasing!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers?
— Amanda Michelle Steiner