Pia Toscano and Mark Ballas Split, Is Kristin Cavallari to Blame?

September 15, 2011 By:
Pia Toscano and Mark Ballas Split, Is Kristin Cavallari to Blame?

They were a match made in talent reality show heaven. Or something like that.

Pia Toscano and Mark Ballas have split, according to E! News. Toscano was eliminated from American Idol earlier this year, causing the largest public uproar since Sanjaya. Shortly thereafter, Toscano started dating Mark Ballas of Dancing With the Stars. Oh, and also making music and stuff.

Multiple sources confirm to E! that the relationship is over, and Pia's rep's response: "She's hard at work on her new album and can't wait for her fans to hear it. Pia is wrapping up her American Idol tour and her album is expected to be released soon."

Okay, that's not at all what we were asking about, but cool.

And, of course, rumors are already surfacing that Ballas is doing the horizontal tango with his new DWTS partner, Kristin Cavallari. What evidence is there that this is true? Uh, hello, they're both good-looking and they're working together. Case closed, am I right?

According to Star magazine, the two have been sharing an "obvious attraction" ever since Kristin ended her engagement to NFL quarterback Jay Cutler. The mag says they had "tongues wagging" at Marix Tex Mex Café in West Hollywood. But come on, it was Tex Mex. They were probably drooling over their queso flameados.

"She was sitting on his lap, and he nuzzled her neck," a witness tells the mag. "They were having dinner with Derek Hough but didn’t pay him attention." Well, that doesn’t prove anything, no one pays Derek Hough any attention.

"They were too wrapped up in each other," the source continues.

Star then explains a friend of Kristin's says, "Kristin dusted herself off and went after practically the first hot guy who crossed her path—and that was Mark!"

I'd be outraged that a friend would say something like that, but then I remember this is the chick from The Hills.

But a rep for Cavallari says the Ballas hookup rumor is "so not true."

Meanwhile, Toscano has been shooting her very first music video, This Time:

"It’s my first video, and it’s a journey to self discovery."

The vid takes place on the beach where Toscano drives a vintage Mustang with the wind blowing through her hair. Why do I feel like Fabio should be in the passenger's seat?

Pia described the shoot as "freeing and beautiful and it's truly my life."