Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy discuss mutual crush (Video)
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy revealed their mutual crush on each other after the "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars" premiere.
"Who doesn't have a crush on Kelly Monaco?" Chmerkovskiy asked OTRC.com on September 24. "Of course, she's beautiful, she's very humble, I mean [singing] 'that's what makes you beautiful.' That's what makes her the most attractive. She's a great friend."
When asked if she had a crush on Chmerkovskiy, Monaco said, "Can we just look at this?" while opening her partner's shirt and slapping his butt.
But the actress, who portrays Sam McCall on "General Hospital," quipped, "I don't kiss and tell."
"I'm blushing, thank God I have all this bronzer on!" Chmerkovskiy said.
Monaco and Chmerkovskiy tied for sixth place on the first night of season 15. The pair showed their intense chemistry during their Cha Cha Cha and received 21.5 points out of 30 from the judges.
Monaco, who is also a former Playboy Playmate, won the first season of "Dancing With The Stars" in 2005. She went on to appear in the burlesque act, "Peepshow" at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in 2009 and was eventually replaced by Holly Madison.
Monaco broke up with her high school sweetheart, Michael Gonzalez in 2009, after dating for 18 years. She got closure from the "toxic" relationship on an episode of E! Network's "Dirty Soap," when her "General Hospital" co-star Kirsten Storms convinced her to burn her prom dress.
The actress also addressed her late "General Hospital" co-stars, John Ingle, who passed away from natural causes on September 16.
"As everyone knows, John was one of the most generous human beings ever and he's always given me such smart, insightful advice as an actor, as a person. Just one of the most loving, caring men I've ever met. He will be dearly, dearly missed."
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com that also produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet"(check for local TV listings).