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Mark Ballas Sends Love to Pia Toscano on Twitter

May 26, 2011 (8:35 am) GMT
Although Pia has long lost her chance of winning the 'American Idol' title, the pro dancer on 'Dancing with the Stars' declares on the social networking site that she is his champion.

While many are buzzing about the new winner of "", Mark Ballas takes to his Twitter to name his. On Wednesday, May 25, the third place finisher on season 12 of "" sent his love to previously-eliminated "Idol" contestant, through the social networking site.

"Just watched the idol final in NYC.. @PToscanoAI10 Is my Champion... Love you Pi, so proud of you," wrote the 25-year-old. Pia herself was seemingly engrossed in her performance with in the finale. "Highlight of my life.. Performing with Beyonce!!" she wrote before congratulating the Top 2, and , as writing "You are both stars and I couldn't be more proud."

Mark and Pia were first linked romantically after they were spotted going out together to Gulfstream restaurant last April. Though she downplayed their date night, Pia did admit to People magazine that the 24-year-old dancer is sweet and extremely supportive. Mark, meanwhile, played it coy by saying, "I'm having a great time. I have no complaints right now."

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