She tweeted that she was informed of her firing at the last-minute. Youngest and Oldest Stars Age doesn't matter on the dance floor.The youngest contestant on the show was "Hunger Games" actress Willow Shields, at the age of 14. Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson is the youngest champion, winning the competition in 2009 at 17-years-old.Season 18 champion Meryl Davis and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who is now engaged to fellow dancer Peta Murgatroyd, used the interest to their advantage.
The two fell deeply in love and were photographed on various trips around the world.In 2016, Herjavec and Johnson took their relationship to the next level and were married.During the sixth season, Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth took their on-screen chemistry off the dance floor and began dating.But was she really has been on for 24 seasons, and throughout its long run many pairings have caused are-they-or-aren't-they-hooking-up speculation…and most haven't seemed to mind playing it up for the camera, garnering more public interest—and potential votes—in the process."Obviously we have chemistry," Sharna told E! "We're not going to stand here and lie and say we don't, but everyone made such a big deal tonight that I didn't really know what to say to it."It will be interesting to see how the pair, who are both single, handles their chemistry moving forward.' pairs isn't all that surprising, seeing as how the show's producers prefer chemistry over clashes."It's based on height, build and personality and compatibility," showrunner Rob Wade previously told E! You don't want to see two people who don't like each other and, quite frankly, we have made that mistake pairing people up who didn't get on so well."In the past, many celebrities have ended up dating their partner, including Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas, Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough, Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff, and most recently Robert Herjavec, who wed his season 20 partner Kym Johnsonin July 2016.News of the pairing process the show goes through each season when it comes to the celebrities and their professional partners. (Of those four pairings, none won the mirrorball trophy.)But even more stars have played coy when it came to their relationship status while competing, choosing to let viewers and the media speculate about the nature.According to the two, their breakup stemmed from Ballas’ busy schedule on Some rumors stated Lacey Schwimmer and Mike Catherwood’s romance began shortly after their dance rehearsals for the first few weeks of the competition.