intro: The professional dancers paired with the celebrities on ""Dancing With the Stars" may be helping the stars to shine on the dance floor, but it's the people they go home to who keep them motivated.
Many of this season's contestants have opened up about their real-life better halves, and now, one of the judges has too. Carrie Ann Inaba recently revealed to "Access Hollywood" that she met her fiance, Jesse Sloan, online.
"I met him on eHarmony," she said. "I was dating all these younger guys. I was like, 'Maybe I need to change it up a little.'"
Inaba, 43, explained that she didn't post a picture or offer any clues to her profession to make sure Sloan really was interested in her, not her fame.
"In his picture, I felt like I already knew him," she told "Access." "He took a risk because he didn't know what I looked like or anything."
Sloan finally figured out what his future bride looked like when Inaba sent him a photo of her without makeup. Soon after, they went on a date, and in March, Sloan proposed on "Live! With Regis and Kelly."
But Inaba's in no rush to walk down the aisle. She's thinking about a family first.
"My age, at 43, I have to get moving on the baby," she said. "The wedding can come later."
Click through to check out the real-life partners of the "DWTS" gang.
quicklist: 1 title: Nancy Grace and David Linch text: Grace's banker husband rarely accompanies her to red carpet events but can often be seen in the "Dancing" audience. He offers another side to the tenacious prosecutor-turned-talk show host.
Grace surprised the world when she secretly married Linch, whom she met at Mercer College in the late 1970s, in a small, private ceremony attended only by their families in Macon, Ga. She revealed her new marriage at the same time she announced that she was pregnant with twins.
"We've been in touch all these years, and a lot of time we were separated by geography and time," she told the New York Post at the time. "It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to get married. I told my family only two days before [the wedding]."
"I never thought it would happen like this. I thought 'mother' and 'wife' was just not part of God's plan for me," the HLN talk show host added.
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"Dancing With the Stars" caps a turnaround year for Lake, who said on the show that she was "stuck" before 2011.
The former actress and talk show host went through a difficult divorce, was a single mother of two and, on top of it all, lost her house in fire.
In August, Lake announced she was engaged to jewelry designer Christian Evans, her beau of one year.
"I'm totally in love," Lake, 42, told People. "We're having so much fun. I'm happier than I've ever been."
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David Arquette is also having a turnaround year, though it began with him in rehab.
After his split from actress Courtney Cox, Arquette checked into rehab for depression and alcohol problems.
Now he's sober and in a new relationship with Christina McLarty, the ex-wife of "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis.
"She's adorable," the actor told Howard Stern last month, adding that they met at a "boat party" and "try to see each other as much as possible."
"I'm not one to run around with different girls," he said. "I like someone that makes me feel good and that I can make feel good."
Arquette's relationship also seems to be good with his ex. Cox sits in the audience with their daughter Coco to watch Arquette perform.
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It's not clear what's the current status of U.S. World Cup goalie Hope Solo and her on, off boyfriend Seattle party promoter Adrian Galaviz.
But rumors have swirled around her and dancing partner Maksin Chmerkovskiy.
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Rob Kardashian has been linked lately with video vixen Dollicia Bryan.
Older sister Kim Kardashian may be none too happy, since Bryan was rumored to have slept with Kim's ex, NFL star Reggie Bush, while they were dating.
Bryan has denied the affair with Bush but has made her dislike of Kim clear.
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J.R. Martinez does not appear to be in a relationship.
But judging from the response he's getting from fans, the Iraq War veteran turned motivational speaker turned actor should have no problem meeting someone after his stint on the show.
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