Julianne and Chuck: Dancing Changed Our Relationship

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Blame it on the ballroom: For Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks, being partners on Dancing with the Stars has put a new spin on being partners in real life.

“We’ve never experienced anything like this where I have to kind of be in charge and he has to listen to me,” says Hough, the dancing pro teaching her boyfriend the steps, in a MySpace Celebrity video. “We’re growing, we’re learning about each other in a different way.”

Since Hough, 20, and Wicks, 29, both country singers, are often apart because of their performing schedules, the show has meant more time together — even if that time has been spent sweating in the studio.

“We’ve had less date nights since we’ve started this show,” says Wicks. “It makes us appreciate everything more. I’ve found out a whole new side of her that I completely love.” — Mike Fleeman

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