updated 10/01/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/03/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET
Between the skimpy outfits and sexy dance numbers on Dancing with the Stars, it would be easy to imagine why Audrina Patridge’s boyfriend might get a bit jealous – but Corey Bohan is taking things in stride, says Patridge.
“Corey is supportive,” she told PEOPLE at Thursday’s Make Up Forever Launch at Sephora in New York. “He understands now, we’ve had a little talk about things, so it’s been great.”
On this week’s show, Patridge broke down crying during rehearsal because her busy DWTS schedule was causing conflict in her personal life, including with Bohan.
But while most guys would have issues should their girlfriend get so up close and personal with another man, Bohan knows that Patridge and her partner Tony Dovolani are strictly platonic friends.
“Tony’s like a big brother to me,” says Patridge. “He’s married, he has three beautiful children. I always ask him for advice, and he’s great.”
While DWTS may have given Patridge a new sibling, it’s also given her a new fitness addiction. “I feel toned and defined. I have all this natural energy from being active everyday,” she said. “I’ve developed a new passion for dancing and even after the show’s over I’m still going to dance.”