It would be a massive understatement to say that Harry Jowsey and Rylee Arnold have been killing it on Season 32 of Dancing With The Stars. The pair’s skill on the dancefloor has won support and votes from viewers all over the country – especially after that impressive salsa routine to “Arracana” by Becky G. Their Motown Night performance for Week 3, which aired on Oct. 10, was a fun little foxtrot to “Easy” by The Commodores that raised the bar even higher.
Many fans are rooting for the Too Hot To Handle alum and his dance partner to win the mirrorball trophy, but that’s not all. There’s a good chunk of the internet who ships them, hard. A few behind-the-scenes clips have suggested that the relationship between these two might be more than just friendly. The stars recently fueled the dating rumors when they attended Tate McRae’s concert at The Hollywood Palladium on Oct. 4. In a viral TikTok from the show, Arnold and Jowsey were spotted holding hands while the latter stopped to take pictures with fans. On Oct. 5, Jowsey and Arnold addressed dating rumors in an interview with Us Weekly.
They kept their official status as “to be decided,” but they only had positive things to say about each other. “She’s never in a bad mood, and she’s always bubbly and brings me up when I’m feeling a little bit flat or in my head about things and knows when to sit me down and talk me out of whatever hump I’m in,” Jowsey said, adding that Arnold was a “dream” to work with.
He noted that he’s not actively seeking love, as he is “just focused on Rylee right now.” Still, Jowsey continued to gush about Arnold and her family. “I feel like I could do no wrong in their eyes. They’re the sweetest people I’ve ever met as well,” he said. “I feel like everyone needs [Arnold’s qualities] in a person in their life.”.
From her perspective, Arnold told Page Six on Oct. 11 that she and Jowsey “have so much fun together.”
“I feel like [I’m] just staying focused on the dancing,” she said of the advice she’s received from other dance pros, including her older sister Lindsay Arnold. “And just kind of letting it run its course and just see where it goes.”
While fans are shipping Jowsey and Arnold to date in real life, it seems like these two are just friends who are having fun competing together on Dancing With The Stars. At the same time, this potential relationship has also sparked discourse and controversy, particularly in Reddit threads dedicated to Dancing With The Stars. The age gap between Jowsey (26) and Arnold (18) has raised concern among viewers of the show, with some calling them out for using a romance storyline to attract votes. Her Campus reached out to Jowsey’s team for comment, but did not hear back by the time of publication.
“Didn’t [Arnolds] just graduate high school? People are weird,” wrote one user. “She’s a devout Mormon who’s barely 18, and he’s a sex addict,” pointed out another.
Additionally, in a clip with Extra TV, Jowsey cracked a joke about impregnating Arnolds – which left a poor taste in a few fans’ mouths. “You’re 26, and making jokes like that about an 18 year old?” one commenter asked Jowsey.
As a Too Hot To Handle alum, Jowsey is no stranger to reality TV. He previously had short-lived romances with Francesca Farago and Georgia Hasserati, as well as a hookup with a mystery A-list celebrity, which kept fans talking. Dancing With The Stars marks his first time performing on stage, but it seems that he still managed to get people talking about his love life once again.
So, are Jowsey and Arnold dating? That’s a question only they know the answer to, so let’s try not to look too much into it, ‘kay?