[email protected] sources confirm that Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are an item. In late March, Lopez, 44, and Chmerkovskiy, 34, were "inseparable" according to a Life & Style spy who reportedly saw them getting cozy at the Redbury Hotel in L. "At one point, he put his arm around her waist and they seemed to be locked in a very passionate conversation," the mag reported. “It’s really new,” a source close to the pair tell us. Lo was literally head over heels for the "Dancing With the Stars" standout when he lifted her as high as he could, and spun her in circles during a performance honoring Cuban salsa artist Celia Cruz at the American Music Awards in November. That followed a birthday party for Maks’ brother Val. Lo and Maks will be seen together more often now that Lopez is officially single. And once it did, the professional dancers would have to break up before Chmerkovskiy felt he was “in a position” where he was ready to propose.“I think it’s awesome we have a massive history,” says Chmerkovskiy, 35.“So I would take every opportunity to hover around.” Both were linked to other people during their break, but by October 2014 – after three month of doing “a little dance” – the couple officially reunited.“I dodged a bullet [by getting her back] because she could have fallen in love with somebody else and this never would’ve happened,” says Chmerkovskiy, who got down on one knee after the Dec.
Last Monday night, after Maksim Chmerkovskiy skipped out on an episode of this popular ABC competition, multiple outlets reported that he and partner Vanessa Lachey do not get along.
PHOTOS: All of the season 18 contestants Dancing veteran Chmerkovskiy, 34, hot off his first-ever mirrorball victory, and Davis, 27, nearly smooched after learning of their win on live TV during the Tuesday, May 20, finale — but neither would confirm to Us Weekly what exactly was happening romantically.
Laughing, Davis remained coy about whether she and Maks were dating or not.
Chmerkovskiy is away on business in Mumbai, where he's judging "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa," which is India's version of "DWTS." When we called to confirm the romance, the dancer’s irritated rep told us "I don't comment on Maks' personal life." A rep for Lopez wouldn’t go on record with comment. "He was being super flirty and didn't seem to have one care at all about the recent news of breakup with J.
On June 6 we reported news of Lopez’s split from 27-year-old Smart, amidst accusations that he’d been involved in a sexting relationship with two transgender women.