Dancing with the Stars has teased there's a blossoming romance between Alexis Ren and pro partner Alan Bersten, and their behind-the-scenes photos appear to support that.

Onstage chemistry between Alexis and Alan has been apparent since the start of Dancing with the Stars' 27th season, but there's more going on behind closed doors.

Alexis, for example, recently gushed about how she's "developing feelings" for Alan, 24.

"Alan, he's awesome. He's super outgoing... It's so much fun to dance with someone that you have a connection with. It's almost like time slows down," Alexis told the cameras during the October 29 broadcast.

"We communicate not just through our steps and our movements, but with our hearts too. I am developing feelings for Alan... And I didn't see this one coming. But it happened really quickly though, so I think I'm still trying to process it."

Alexis was then shown opening up to Alan during a rehearsal about how they had chemistry on and off the dance floor, and he appeared flattered but overwhelmed.

According to an Us Weekly source, Alan -- who told the Dancing with the Stars cameras Alexis has a huge heart and her smile lights up a room -- is "open to seeing what's next" for the couple once their time in the competition ends, but until then, he'd like to "keep it professional."

Although Alexis and Alan may be downplaying their relationship for the sake of their partnership on the show, their connection and admiration for each other shines through their serious faces.

"She adores him,"  a source told Us of the 21-year-old model, Cover Girl and social-media influencer.

When Dancing with the Stars co-host Erin Andrews asked Alan if there was potential for a romantic relationship with Alexis, he played coy and replied, "Only time will tell."

Well for the time being, all signs are pointing to the fact love is in the air!

Click the BEGIN GALLERY link below to view some adorable and intimate behind-the-scenes photos of Alexis and Alan during their time on Dancing with the Stars!


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Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.