Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskyi are dating, E! News reported.
The romance news comes as photos of Kate Upton, 21, and Maksim Chmerkovskyi, 33, holding hands recently surfaced.
In the PDA pics of them going public, Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are all smiles while strolling down the street in NYC’s West Village neighborhood. Kate Upton looked cute in workout gear while Maksim Chmerkovskiy sported skinny jeans and a pink button-down shirt. Both sported black sunglasses during the daytime outing.
Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskyi are dating
Earlier this summer, rumors began swirling that Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were heating up. At the time, source told E! News that the two were “just good friends,” while a second source close to Maksim Chmerkovskiy revealed that they “heard nothing about them dating.”
Back in July, Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskyi were spotted in NYC going on a dinner date together after an event.
“The two did not want to be photographed together and did the best they could to avoid the cameras,” a source told E! News.
“They left the event around midnight and went to Catch sushi bar, that turns into a club. The two
Maksim Chmerkovskiy has previously been romantically linked to Karina Smirnoff, Erin Andrews and DWTSer Peta Murgatroyd. Upton’s been rumored to have romanced Blake Griffin, Mark Sanchez and baseballer Justin Verlander.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Hope Solo’s partner at Dancing With The Stars show got into a blazing row with judge Len Goodman following the couple’s Rumba to “Seasons Of Love” from the Broadway Musical Rent.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 31, lost his nerve with Len Goodman, 67, after he dubbed the pair’s performance as “the worst of the whole season”.
The retort ended up in a back and forth between the two men.
“Let me tell you, Maks, the audience likes the effect,” said Len Goodman.
“I’ve been in this business for nearly 50 years.”
Maksim Chmerkovskiy got into a blazing row with judge Len Goodman following the couple's Rumba to “Seasons Of Love” from the Broadway Musical Rent
And Maksim Chmerkovskiy replied: “Maybe it’s time to go.”
The fellow judge Carrie Ann Inaba yelled at Maksim Chmerkovskiy:
“Don’t be disrespectful like that.”
Judge Len Goodman arguing back and forth with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
But Maksim Chmerkovskiy could not be silenced, and even after Bruno Tonioli attempted to calm the situation, he continued his wrath:
“Everybody on that balcony has been dying and killing themselves only to hear your guy’s a little judgmental comments.”
“I am not being disrespectful, I’m protecting my partner.”
Then, Maksim Chmerkovskiy continued his protests to host Brooke Burke:
“With all due respect, this is my show.”
“I help make it what it is.
“I love every aspect of it, I love every professional that’s ever been here and I love every celebrity that puts effort into every week.
“Having said that, I’m a little tired that we’re being judged, some on effort and some being picked on, on heel leads!”
In the end, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Hope Solo scored 20 points for their performance.
But they were not the couple with the lowest score.
Chaz Bono and his partner Lacey Schwimmer were given the lowest points of the night, just 19.
After he succeeded with samba which kept him in the competition last week, Chaz Bono failed with his tango to theme song from Phantom Of The Opera.
Cheered on by girlfriend Jenny Elia from the crowd, Chaz Bono emerged on the floor in the famous white mask and tuxedo combination.
This time the judges thought the transsexual contestant looked out of place.
“This character didn’t fit you,” said Bruno Tonioli.
“At week 6, I want to see a little more content,” fellow judge Carrie Ann added.