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New Dancing With the Stars judge Julianne Hough appears to have indirectly outed Season 19 cast member Jonathan Bennett as gay on Extra this week.

How? It happened innocently with a story she told Mario Lopez.

“He tweeted at me last year and said I had a nice butt, and I thought, ‘Oh he’s hitting on me – I should try to go on a date with him!’” Hough told Lopez.

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“What happened?” Lopez asked the former DWTS professional.

“He’s gay – so I was like, ‘That’s not gonna work!’” Hough joked.

Hough clearly didn’t realize that while Bennett was rumored to have dated men, the Mean Girls cast member has never commented publicly on his sexuality.

He also hasn’t responded to Hough outing him, at least not yet.


“You’ve got to keep moving towards the goal, no matter what’s in front of you,” the actor Tweeted this weekend, possibly in regards to this and perhaps not.

As for her own love life, the actress split from longtime boyfriend Ryan Seacrest in early 2013, and is now dating pro hockey player Brooks Laich, 31.

Should she apologize for outing Jonathan? We expect she’ll do so in private first, and whether she says anything in public will depend on his response.

As for Bennett, he’ll be busy preparing for this week’s dance routine with Allison Holker as he looks to hoist the Mirror Ball title on ABC this fall.

Here’s a look at the whole Dancing With the Stars cast