Mark ballas dating joanna pacitti
"It was interesting when we were first finding out about each other, that our backgrounds were so similar.
Not only were he and his celebrity partner Shannen Doherty the first to get booted this season on ABC's hit show, but the 23-year-old ballroom vet has also been nursing a knee injury suffered during rehearsals for . "I'm a guitar player, so without that, I didn't really want to continue."We're happy to report, however, that Ballas and Hough, the Ben Affleck and Matt Damon of competitive ballroom dancing are still BFFs."He's my best friend," Ballas said.
Though he's shaking it with Bristol Palin this season on the show, Mark was caught spending his after-rehearsal time with 19-year-old Mason last night at Mastro's Steakhouse.
The two were on their first date at the pricey Beverly Hills restaurant on Thursday ... Ballas was previously linked to "American Idol" contestant Joanna Pacitti.
It just didn't work out."The split from his gal-pal isn't the only breakup Ballas has experienced lately.
“We get to spend a lot of time together [and] we do pretty much everything together.” Pacitti agrees.
Derek lived with Mark and his parents in London since he was 12. Mark's parents are like a second set of parents for Derek and were his dance teachers. Mark is and has been dating Joanna Pacitti for some time.