Dancing with the Stars’ professional dancers Derek Hough, 28, and best friend Mark Ballas, 27, have dodged rumors for years that targeted them as a romantic gay couple.

Besides making music and dancing together, the two decided in February to buy a home together.

Not long after the two began renovations, giving the home a more modern look.

All-Star contestant Shawn Johnson had “a nasty breakup” with pro Mark Ballas after they won the mirrorball trophy in season eight, a source says. ) After the pair were eliminated, Johnson presented her with a $10,000 diamond ring. “I felt weird wearing that big diamond that first of all is way too big for my hand. “I will never speak to that person again.” Maks — who is currently paired with Kirstie Alley -— admits he also “crossed the line” with partner Willa Ford during Season 3.

“That’s why they couldn’t be paired up again [for the All-Star shows].” Both parties have denied the affair. He is now dating Australian dancer Peta Murgatroyd, who recently ended a five-year courtship with “Dancing” pro Damian Whitewood.

While the two have consistently had short-term relationships with women and have both denied being gay, it’s still difficult to completely dismiss the possibility that these two share more than a dance floor.

Those who know the two professional dancers best, in fact, have reportedly made comments to both Ballas and Hough that imply a relationship between the two.

(Whitewood is reportedly dating Russell Crowe’s estranged wife, Danielle Spencer, a contestant on “Dancing with The Stars” in Australia.) A source close to the show says Maks’ brother Valentin may be the next dancer to take the plunge with his celebrity partner, Kelly Monaco.

“I truly believe that by the end of the season they will hook up,” the spy says.

Both Maksim and Val Chmerkovskiy reportedly would tease Ballas and Hough, with Maksim (while still on the show) commenting that the two should “get a room” when he’d spot them together on set, tattled the Enquirer.