As a new report claims the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills couple is no longer getting along amid Mauricio’s “highly flirtatious” relationship with his Dancing With the Stars partner, Emma Slater, 34, Mauricio has confirmed plans to continue to dance with Emma — even after their elimination.
“I have gained a lot. I have gained memories that will last me forever. I’ve gained the experience of dancing and learning how to dance. I’ve gained a new friend,” he shared, signaling to Emma. “I’ve gained the knowledge that I can conquer something that’s super uncomfortable … I started off with three left feet and I’m going home a dancer and I’m going to continue this experience.”
“I hope so. I’m here. I’m ready. I will do it,” Emma replied. Mauricio proclaimed, “Let’s go!”
As for why they felt the need to address the dating rumors that surfaced after they were caught holding hands after a Beverly Hills dinner date, Mauricio said, “There [were] just so many stories out there and we don’t need to have stories out there.”
Meanwhile, Emma added, “Sometimes it’s not fair when we didn’t think it needed to be addressed and then when we realized people are staying all this stuff and we realized, it’s probably valuable for us, as it’s about us, to have our narrative.”
In an Instagram Story video days ago, Mauricio and Emma insisted there was no romance between them.
“For full clarity, we are not dating,” Mauricio said. “We’ve been dancing together now for six weeks, four hours a day every single day.”
According to Emma, the “intense” experience of DWTS leads to a “very special bond” between the star and their pro.
“We [share] similar personalities,” she added. “We’ve got a super supportive relationship. Last week was extremely emotional, so [it’s a] super supportive relationship. We’re definitely there for each other, and it’s beautiful. That’s a great thing.”
As for the hand-holding, Mauricio explained, “We were talking about the week during the dinner, and when we came out of dinner we were recapping, and I reached out to grab Emma’s hand. She grabbed my hand, and then we walked to the cars, just recapping.”
“I don’t know if anything’s happened yet, but obviously there’s something there. Listen, I love him very much and we are amicable. That really did hurt me. I just don’t think you hold hands like that with somebody,” she shared.
Although nothing more has been said between the pair, an insider this week claimed things are currently rocky between Kyle and Mauricio.
“[Mauricio and Emma have] a highly flirtatious relationship [and] seem a little too close,” the source explained in the latest issue of Us Weekly.
A second insider stated that “[Mauricio and Kyle] aren’t getting along,” adding that Mauricio’s wandering eye was a “catalyst for [their] separation.”
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