Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas Expect People to Think They’re Dating

Mark Ballas and Kristin Cavallari

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updated 09/21/2011 AT 8:00 PM ET

originally published 09/23/2011 AT 10:45 AM ET

Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas are both young, newly single and have great chemistry on the dance floor – otherwise known as the perfect recipe for a juicy dating rumor.

“That s––t’s already started,” Ballas, 25, who recently split from American Idol alum Pia Toscano, told PEOPLE on Tuesday of rumblings that he and his Dancing with the Stars partner Cavallari are an item. “She is a sweetheart. We have a lot of fun. We laugh a lot. We’re getting along great.”

Cavallari, 24 – whose engagement to Chicago Bears star Jay Cutler just ended – has no problems with people speculating that she and Ballas have more going on than fancy footwork.


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