‘DWTS’ Maria Menounos & Derek Hough Clear Up Dating Rumors [AUDIO]

April 23, 2012 8:43 am

Dancing with the Stars” team Derek Hough and Maria Menounos stopped by the “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” studio Monday morning to talk about tonight’s dance, last week’s kiss, and they both chat about the rumor that they are dating during a friendly game of Truth Pong.

Maria & Derek Play Truth Pong:
Truth Pong works just like beer pong, but with a twist. If you get the ball in the cup, rather than not drinking there is no question for you to answer that round. However, if you don’t get the ball in the cup, you have to answer a juicy question. Depending on how good your aim is you may avoid answering some awkward questions. Maria was up first, but her aim was a little off….

Are You And Derek Dating?
Maria put rumors to rest and confirmed that they are not dating. It was now Derek’s turn…he also missed and was asked: Son las dos paraja? The translation: Are you a couple? To which Derek cleverly answered: “We are a couple, just a couple of kids having a good time.”

Who Would Derek Want As His Wingman William Levy or Donald Driver?
“It would be William Levy, for sure, why not?” Derek tells us. Although Maria disagreed: “I thought he was going to say Donald [Driver].”

Listen to the full audio below to hear Derek play “Would You Rather” and find out which of the judges Maria would “Marry, Kiss, Or Kill.” [Skip to 14:00]

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On Tonight’s Dance:
“We are dancing the foxtrot. It’s Motown week, so we are dancing to Martha Reeves, she’s actually going to be performing while we dance. So, it should be nice, it’s the first time that they’ve done that before,” Derek says. When asked about who their biggest competition is, Derek replied: “Everybody is. Everybody is really good.”

On ‘The Kiss':
Derek tells us: “That was actually Maria’s idea. Here’s how it went down. I was like: ‘Okay, the music’s building up, the music’s going do you really want it?’ Then something has to happen, and I’m like: ‘Well, everybody takes their shirt off, so that’s done and then we can’t just do like a dip or a move, because it’s bigger than that and she’s like: ‘Well, what if I just made out with you?'”

Derek On Why He Always Takes Off His Shirt:
“Because there’s a lot of abs going on this season with the Donald Drivers and the William Levys. I got to try to compete a little bit,” he tells us. “It’s tough, it’s tough.”

Maria On Her Injuries:
Maria tells us: “I think the worst is over, I broke some ribs, and fractured my foot, and did some crazy stuff. I had a chin, what did you call it?” Derek tells us, “She just faceplants on to a wooden floor, it was amazing, and painful.” He adds, “She is an amazing patient, because she has been doing everything and anything possible, like Cryogenics.” Maria corrects him: “Cryotherapy. Cryogenics is like a surgery thing.”

Watch Derek and Maria on “Dancing with the Star” Monday nights at 8/7c and Tuesday nights at 9/8c on ABC.


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