Love is in the air for two former finalists of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance
. Lacey Schwimmer
and Hok Konishi
, both of whom appeared in the third season of the reality dance competition, have confirmed they are dating. However, it wasn't until after their fellow third-season finalists spilled the beans on them that they personally revealed their romance.
The first to expose Schwimmer and Konishi was Lauren Gottlieb
. "Actually there is Hok and Lacey, I think they are official and I think they have been official," Gottlied told Access Hollywood
last Friday when asked about any romantic relationships between her castmates. So You Think You Can Dance
season 3 winner Sabra Johnson
and finalist Neil Haskell
then echoed Gottlieb's claim.
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When Access Hollywood
asked Lacey Schwimmer about the relationship, she did not confirm the news right away, saying, "What? Wait. Wait. Where did you get that information from?" When informed it was her fellow finalists who told of their romance, Schwimmer caved and said, “Alright, you caught us.”
Konishi, a 22-year-old B-boy dancer from Los Angeles, said his relationship with Schwimmer became a romantic one only after a period of time.
"It wasn't like we were partners and we spent time together," Hok Konishi told Access Hollywood
Konishi met Schwimmer through brother, Benji Schwimmer
. Konishi became friends with Benji during the second season of So You Think You Can Dance
, wherein Konishi failed to make it as a finalist while Benji emerged victorious.
On the third season of So You Think You Can Dance
, Hok Konishi did become a finalist, but failed to make it to the Top 10. Lacey Schwimmer, on the other hand, finished in fourth place.
Both Konishi and Schwimmer will participate in So You Think You Can Dance
's upcoming 49-city North American Tour. While the tour normally features the Top 10 finalists only, show judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe announced during the season finale that Konishi would serve as an alternate.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image Courtesy of FOX)