updated 09/25/2012 AT 6:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/25/2012 AT 3:30 PM ET
Who says the final two can’t enjoy a little Dancing?
Arie, who lost out to Jef in the finale, told PEOPLE at the post-premiere party at Mixology 101 at The Grove that he came into town to support fellow racecar driver and defending Dancing champ Hélio Castroneves.
He also said there are no hard feelings between the two guys, who’ve been in touch since the show wrapped and have a healthy respect and understanding for each other.
“They were all laughs and smiles at the party,” an observer says. “They chatted with people like Karina Smirnoff and Kym Johnson, but they really remained side-by-side most of the night, sipping beverages and seeming to have a good time. They were two of the last people to stay at the event.”
And Jef said that things with Emily are great and they’re looking forward to tying the knot!
– Aaron Parsley & Dahvi Shira
— People magazine (@peoplemag) August 7, 2012