It isn't even so much that they have to compete with the male celebrities. "I mean, I'm in a music group now with the Cheetah Girls.According to Ballas, says Bryan, the bigger problem is that "the female stars have a hard time competing with the professional women." But Bryan and Ballas consistently wowed the crowd. And one of my biggest fears was stepping away from them and not having someone around me that I felt was my true family. And the fact that Mark and I were able to get so close so quickly was so awesome. It made me able to trust him in ways that would've stopped or held back my performances had I not trusted him." And although Byran acknowledges that people started talking about them as a couple weeks ago, she says they haven't gone down that road – until now.
We didn't even realize that people would think that about us until they started asking us.They can't believe that we're not in the competition and that is something you can't ask for.A lot of people leave this competition unnoticed, but we are going out with a bang.'" Bryan and Ballas hit it off from the start."We're going out tomorrow," says Bryan, referring to Sunday the 4th."He's taking me out for a surprise this weekend and he won't tell me what it is.