Alan Bersten swears off dating his 'Dancing with the Stars' partners originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
Mirrorball Trophy winner and "Dancing with the Stars" pro dancer Alan Bersten said he's swearing off romance when it comes to the hit dancing competition. The 25-year-old has garnered something of a reputation when it comes to romancing dance partners.
Bersten and model Alexis Ren, who paired up in 2018, turned their professional relationship into a romantic one during season 27 but broke up a few months after the finale.
Then, in 2019, rumors sparked again, this time with Bersten's new partner and "Bachelorette" alum Hannah Brown. The two denied the rumors and vehemently asserted that they were "just friends."
Now, speaking to Us Weekly, the pro dancer said he doesn't want a repeat of the past two years.
"I learned after a few seasons to not mix business with pleasure," joked Bersten.
What really opened his eyes were the incessant rumors that plagued his and Brown's trek to the top.
"We knew people would talk and assume, especially because she was the Bachelorette and I'm still single. So we expected it," Bersten explained to the publication. "But we didn't really let that get into our heads."
The two went on to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy against stand-up comic Kel Mitchell, country star Lauren Alaina and pop singer Ally Brooke.
It is unknown who Bersten will be paired up with next when "Dancing with the Stars" likely returns to ABC for its 29th season later this year.