The New Yorker has allegedly been "eyeing" 24-year-old Ballas for some time and the couple were formally introduced by the current Dancing With The Stars contestant Chris Jericho.
When Ballas was passed Pia's number, he reportedly cancelled an evening shoot for his 'All For Nothing' video to "take her out" in Los Angeles.
Sounds so high school, but apparently it worked out.
“We both get each other and understand schedules and even on a musical level, I’ve never met someone that’s so passionate about music…that’s what I live for so it’s amazing to be with someone who gets it.” Pacitti, who auditioned for this season’s .
“I actually had an amazing time on the show and I met some amazing friends…Everything happens for a reason and it’s opened up a lot of opportunities.” Adds Ballas, “I think she is amazingly talented and has the most beautiful voice.
A source tells People that Toscano "had a crush" on the 24-year-old dancer-singer-songwriter and was "giddy" when she realized that their soundstages were adjacent to each other.
According to TMZ, Toscano and Ballas share a mutual friend - WWE Wrestler Chris Jericho, a fellow "DWTS" contestant.
Pia was the instigator of the romance with Mark Ballas, sources say, but there was a surprise matchmaker involved who played a role in setting them up: WWE great and current DWTS contestant Chris Jericho!
Pia and Mark both shoot American Idol and Dancing With the Stars on the same CBS Television City lot in L. She has a friend who is friends with Jericho, so Pia gave her friend a piece of paper with her number on it, who then passed it to Chris to give to Mark.
pro Chris Jericho, who is credited with helping to facilitate the hook up, said that the two had a “great” first date and plan to go out again soon. Independence: Having different interests and career goals helps you each evolve as independent people.
Is it important to have the same talents as your partner? Bond: The benefit of having common interests, hobbies and/or talents is that you can spend quality time doing things you both enjoy. Although it would be great for Toscano and Ballas to sing duets together, it would be an issue if they didn’t have anything else in common.
Ballas and singer Chelsea Kane have made a strong start to this year's reality dance contest and look likely to progress further in the competition.
Despite her premature elimination from 'Idol', Pia Toscano has reportedly been approached by a number of major record labels including Interscope.
(CBS) What better way to recover from Thursday's "American Idol" elimination than to go on a date with a hot dancer?