Dancing With The Stars Artem Chigvintsev And Mishta Barton Dating?

According to ET, Artem Chigvintsev and Mishta Barton are dating. This is so cool. If true, I wish them the best.

Mischa Barton might not have gotten very far on this season of Dancing With the Stars, but The O.C. alum got more out of the show than expected.

A source confirms to ET that Barton and her DWTS partner, Artem Chigvintsev, have started dating. The pair were spotted out at The Little Door, a quaint French restaurant in Los Angeles, on Wednesday night.

“They’ve been in touch after the show and care about each other but this is the first proper date,” a source told ET, adding that the pair are “transitioning into more than friends.” “He is the reason she’s looking happier recently. She has become giddy when talking about him and quite smitten with him.”

The source added, “He’s pursued her for a while, and she’s coming around,” calling their outing “an official date.”

After the two shared a meal, they went to Chateau Marmont where the actress introduced the dancer to some of her pals.

More at ET.

ETA: Below is what Just Jared Jr. is reporting….

“Mischa and Artem are NOT dating. The experience of Dancing with the Stars has a tendency to really bond partners and pros,” a rep for Artem tells JJJ exclusively.

They added, “They have remained friends since the show.”