DWTS Derek Hough And Maria Menounos Talk About Dating Rumors, Tonight’s Dance, And More

Derek and Maria cleared up dating rumors on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning!! Details below including an explanation on their kiss last week, why he takes his shirt off, and Maria’s injuries…

On Tonight’s Dance:
“We are dancing the foxtrot. It’s Motown week, so we are dancing to Martha Reeves, she’s actually going to be performing while we dance. So, it should be nice, it’s the first time that they’ve done that before,” Derek says. When asked about who their biggest competition is, Derek replied: “Everybody is. Everybody is really good.”

On ‘The Kiss’:
Derek tells us: “That was actually Maria’s idea. Here’s how it went down. I was like: ‘Okay, the music’s building up, the music’s going do you really want it?’ Then something has to happen, and I’m like: ‘Well, everybody takes their shirt off, so that’s done and then we can’t just do like a dip or a move, because it’s bigger than that and she’s like: ‘Well, what if I just made out with you?’”

Derek On Why He Always Takes Off His Shirt:
“Because there’s a lot of abs going on this season with the Donald Drivers and the William Levys. I got to try to compete a little bit,” he tells us. “It’s tough, it’s tough.”

Maria On Her Injuries:
Maria tells us: “I think the worst is over, I broke some ribs, and fractured my foot, and did some crazy stuff. I had a chin, what did you call it?” Derek tells us, “She just faceplants on to a wooden floor, it was amazing, and painful.” He adds, “She is an amazing patient, because she has been doing everything and anything possible, like Cryogenics.” Maria corrects him: “Cryotherapy. Cryogenics is like a surgery thing.”

You can listen to the full interview below…

Stay tuned. We hope to have their Ellen Show interview up as soon as we can! Also, be sure you are following Pure Derek Hough. Heidi has some great paparazzi pics, screen caps, collages (made by @Elara), videos, and more.

UPDATE: Below is Maria and Derek dancing on the Ellen show today;