Has Dancing With The Stars claimed its first relationship casualty?

It's a case of he said, she said for Naz's dance partner Tim and his former love as rumours of an on set relationship with Naz swirl.
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They definitely had chemistry on the dance floor – and now there are claims that it might have spilled over into real life for Dancing With The Stars eliminated contestant Naz Khanjani and her dance partner Tim Mullayanov.

Tim’s former partner of five years has spoken to the New Zealand Herald about her heartbreak, saying “he made me feel like a fool.”

The woman, who did not want to be named, claimed Tim failed to return home after last Monday night’s episode in which former Bachelorette Naz was eliminated. She says he finally returned home on Wednesday and after an argument, he slept in the spare room.

Tim, on the other hand, refutes this and says they had split up prior to the start of the show. “I was single when the show started filming, and I do not reside with my ex-partner,” he told the Herald.

It’s a case of he said, she said for the couple, who have a three-and-a-half-year-old son together. Adding fuel to the fire, Tim’s former partner discovered explicit Facebook messages between him and Naz.

However Tim has claimed his Facebook account had been hacked, and that he was referring the matter to his lawyer and police. In a statement to the Herald, Naz and Tim said that as “two single adults, the nature of any messages between us is our own business.”

Post continues after video: Naz and Tim’s first dance.

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Speculation they were more than just dance partners reached fever pitch after their passionate tango in week three.

Naz jumped into Tim’s arms at the end of their performance and host Dai Henwood joked “I felt like I was in science class because there’s a lot of chemistry going on there.”

He went on to ask “how does the chemistry in The Bachelor compare to the chemistry here?” To which Naz responded “the chemistry that Tim and I have is actually real.”

Co-host Sharyn Casey probed even further. “I need to ask the question that I’m pretty sure everybody wants to know, especially after the chemistry comment. Are you guys dating or is this all just dancing?”

After a long pause and a smile (which you can watch in the player at the start of the article) Naz replied “just dancing.”

In an interview with Woman’s Day this week Naz admitted she shares a special bond with Tim, but said there was no chance of love between the two. “It’s just not that kind of relationship – the spark isn’t there,” she said.

“I am loving being single,” she said. “It’s been good for me. I’ve had enough of being let down and being cheated on. I deserve more than that.”

And despite being eliminated from the show, she’s promised Tim she’ll keep dancing with him. “Performing is in my blood, so there’s no way I’ll stop now.”

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