"Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba says Russian ballroom dancer Artem Chigvintsev is the champ of her heart.

Inaba and Chigvintsev were seen hugging following ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" results show Wednesday, in which singer-dancer Willa Ford and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were eliminated, People magazine said.

Inaba and Chigvintsev have been dating for about eight months, the magazine said. Inaba called her companion her "ballroom champ," the magazine said.

Chigvintsev starred in Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," during its inaugural season and was one of the show's choreographers in season two, People said.