Dancing with the Stars pro Alan Bersten has finally expressed how he feels about his celebrity partner, Alexis Ren. Alexis admitted she was "developing feelings" for Alan and discussed the "elephant in the room" with her professional partner backstage last week, but Alan didn't have much to say in reply. RELATED LINK: 'DANCING WITH THE STARS' PROS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS: WHO'S DATING OR MARRIED TO WHOM!? (PHOTOS) Alan wanted to be certain of how he felt before opening up, and then a source told Us Weekly he hoped to keep things professional while competing on Dancing with the Stars this fall. But all of that changed on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars broadcast on ABC. In a video package that played before Alexis and Alan took the stage with a samba for "Country Night," Alan apparently took the model and Cover Girl horseback riding to get her in the country mood. "Last week I decided to open up about my feelings. I am developing feelings for Alan, but I haven't really been clear on how Alan is feeling," Alexis told the Dancing with the Stars cameras. Footage then flashed to Alexis and Alan sitting on a wooden fence together. "Last week, some things were said. I'm in a place where we've worked so hard for this amazing journey together, I'm afraid I would mess that up in some way," Alan told Alexis. "But I've never had an experience like this. It's so easy to just hang out with you, have fun, and not worry about everything else." RELATED LINK: 'MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT' COUPLES NOW: WHO'S STILL TOGETHER? WHO BROKE UP? (PHOTOS) Alan continued, "I know you put yourself out there last weekend, and I do have feelings for you." Alexis flashed a big smile and sighed, "Awww." The professional dancer then really put his heart out on the line by saying, "And I really feel like I am falling for you" before kissing Alexis' hand. The couple appeared totally smitten with each other, and all reservations or concerns seemed to disappear in the moment. "After I opened up last week, I felt a little embarrassed, but now that we had this talk this week, I feel really good that everything is out in the open," Alexis said. The package ended with Alan and Alexis sharing a sweet kiss on the lips. RELATED LINK: '90 DAY FIANCE' COUPLES NOW: WHO'S STILL TOGETHER? WHO HAS SPLIT?! (PHOTOS) Alan and Alexis avoided elimination during Monday night's broadcast and will return next week for Dancing with the Stars' Season 27 semifinals. The couple, who consistently receive high judges' scores, appear to have a real shot at the mirrorball trophy. To view cute behind-the-scenes photos of Alan and Alexis' obvious chemistry, click here.