‘DWTS’: Are Mauricio Umansky & Emma Slater Hot & Heavy?

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Are Mauricio Umansky and his DWTS partner Emma Slater a hot new item?

According to the rumor mill, that seems to be the case. Emma Slater and her costar Sasha Farber split up last year. Meanwhile, Mauricio Umansky and his wife Kyle Richards are officially separated.

Showmances seem to be a staple of Dancing With The Stars each and every year. But why exactly do some think that Mauricio and Emma are secretly dating?

DWTS fans see chemistry between Mauricio Umansky and Emma Slater

This definitely isn’t the first time Emma Slater has been subject to showmance rumor mills. Last year, many viewers hoped she and her celebrity partner Trevor Donovan were reportedly dating. After the season ended, those reports suddenly died down.

But now, the internet is buzzing about Emma and her Season 32 partner, RHOBH star Mauricio Umansky.


Emma Slater and Mauricio Umansky from Dancing With The Stars, Sourced from Instagram
Mauricio Umansky/Instagram

During the big cast reveal on Good Morning America, Mauricio revealed that Kyle was incredibly supportive when he said he would join DWTS. During the announcement, Kyle’s Instagram story revealed that she was in Paris with her friend Morgan Wade. However, many RHOBH fans believe that Morgan and Kyle are actually romantically involved.

Is it possible that Mauricio is moving on too?

Right from the initial meeting, it appears that Emma Slater and the Bravo star immediately hit it off. He informed his dance partner that he is fiercely competitive, which she loved.

Based on their interactions, many viewers think there’s chemistry brewing between the two. Could this be the start of a new Dancing With The Stars love connection?

Check out a snippet of their first meeting here:

Where exactly did the rumors start?

Monsters & Critics shares that the showmance rumors started with one little blind item. It says: “This married reality star with a very good side gig is hooking up with his brand new co-star on a separate reality show.”

Among this year’s reality star contestants, Mauricio Umansky is the only married one. Even if he and Emma Slater aren’t romantically involved, that seems like a very odd word choice.

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For now, it all appears to be just speculation. However, DWTS pros have gone on to date and even marry their celebrity partners. Artem Chigvintsev married his Season 25 partner Nikki Bella. Britt Stewart and her Season 31 partner Daniel Durant fell in love on the show and recently moved in together.

It seems like many fans are open to the idea of Emma and Mauricio dating, but will need a bit more evidence first.

Do you think there’s any truth to the rumor that Mauricio Umansky and Emma Slater are dating? How far do you think they will go in the competition? Share what you think in the comments.

Catch the Dancing With The Stars Season 32 premiere at 8 PM Eastern time on Tuesday, September 26 on ABC. You really won’t want to miss out on this season!

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