Lupul even gave Burke a kiss when she stood up to head to the restroom.
The Canadian-born Lupul, also 28, plays right/left wing for the Toronto Maple Leafs; he has also played for the Anaheim Ducks, the Edmonton Oilers, and the Philadelphia Flyers.
(Though Burke never confirmed a relationship with her Season 10 partner, the choreographer reportedly received a lavish diamond ring from Ochocinco during their fling.) "He's a really nice guy," the source tells Us of Hopkins.
, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, 32, surprised her with an enormous platinum ring with diamonds.
PHOTOS: Jen, Justin and other costar couples Hopkins, 43, has previously been linked to his costar Courteney Cox's BFF Jennifer Aniston, whom he casually dated back in 2010.
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actor Josh Hopkins, a source reveals exclusively to Us Weekly. "They have been dating for a few weeks and it's going well! Though their relationship just recently turned romantic, it turns out the two have known each other for quite some time.
"They met almost four years ago at a party, and then recently reconnected," the source says.
"It's been a little over a year and I've taken this time for me and taken the time to really get to know who I am. For now, it's best that I work on me and focus on my career. It's helping me and I feel like I'm helping people."She admits, "I did think about it for awhile. But this is my story."And she's ready to return for the new season of , although she won't know her celebrity partner until after they're all announced on Feb. "I have no idea" who will be on, she says, and adds, "We have no say" about who she'll be paired with, which is why "every season has been a different experience" -- from Tom De Lay to Wayne Newton to Gilles Marini to Emmitt Smith.
I'm ready to date, but I'm always traveling."The "healing" she's talking about stems from being molested as a five-year-old by a family handyman, which she reveals in the book. She doesn't foresee leaving the show anytime soon, as pros Julianne and Derek Hough have.