— Sankor (@kumarsankor) June 12, 2014
After Maks won this season of Dancing with the Stars, fans speculated that Meryl Davis, his partner on the show, would be his new girlfriend.
After all, they had undeniable chemistry and came close to kissing on television.
However, a week after news broke that Jennifer Lopez called it quits with her philandering boyfriend Casper Smart, the media began buzzing with rumors that Maks and J Lo were the new hot couple.
Let’s learn about how they met and what they have to say about the rumors.
1. They Danced Together
At the 2013 American Music Awards, they shared a dance in tribute to Celia Cruz.
In the video above, we see Maks lifting J Lo over his head, and holding her in his arms.
The whole world knows that Maks himself was very nervous during the performance. He even Tweeted that those moments with the singer on stage were, “the most stressful four seconds of my life.”
2. They Were Spotted at a Hotel
At the Redbury Hotel in L.A., after a birthday party for Val, Maks’ younger brother, the pair seemed flirty.
Life & Style magazine reported, “At one point, he put his arm around her waist and they seemed to be locked in a very passionate conversation.”
3. He Tweeted a Response
I've got 4 words for everyone: LIVE AND LET LIVE! NAMASTE Y'ALL
— Maksim Chmerkovskiy (@MaksimC) June 12, 2014
On June 12, in an obvious response to the gossip, Maks tweeted the above message, telling people to basically chill out.
This came only a day after The New York Daily News’s Confidential section broke the news of the pairing.
The paper came forward and reported that a friend of the couple told them, “It’s really new.”
The pro dancer further fueled rumors in a recent interview with Social Life magazine.
He dished that he is ready to have tiny dancers of his own. “I am ready to have a family now. I need an outlet. I have so much I want to give, and I need someone to give it to,” he told the magazine.
4. She Responded
The songstress told Wendy Williams she is “not intimate with anybody at this time.”
She added, “Yes, I’ve been single for a couple of months.”
5. Leah Remini Hooked Them Up
People magazine reported that that Remini, who was a contestant on DWTS, introduced the pro dancer and the songstress.
Remini and J Lo are best friends.
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