Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth may have Dancing with the Stars to thank for their blossoming romance, however the former sixth-season partners apparently have no plans to return to reality television.

"Our relationship is just more important than a reality show," said Elizabeth in Us Weekly's July 28 issue. "[Our relationship is] really good."

During their Dancing with the Stars journey earlier this year, Hough and Elizabeth were photographed kissing and canoodling on a Malibu beach but played coy about the nature of their relationship, while several of their fellow sixth-season couples weren't surprised at the two being more than just dance partners.

Even after being the seventh couple eliminated, they continued to be less than forthcoming about their seemingly obvious yet unconfirmed romantic relationship.

However the couple was photographed looking cozy earlier this month when attending an Us event in Las Vegas.

"They kissed and appeared in love all through the night," an onlooker told Us.