Pia Toscano and Mark Ballas
05/01/2011 AT 08:30 AM EDT
It appears Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano are getting closer – much
The Dancing with the Stars
pro was photographed with his hand on the American Idol
castoff's upper backside, but Ballas insists he wasn't copping a feel.
"That is me walking her," Ballas tells RumorFix.com
. "She had really high heels on and I just wanted to keep my hand on her to keep her from falling."
When asked about his hand placement, Ballas blushed saying, "It was not on her booty, it was on her hip."
While the pair, who performed together
on this week's Dancing with the Stars
, haven't confirmed their relationship, they've been spotted out together
all over Los Angeles.