Dancing With The Stars fans always like to think that Maksim Chmerkovskiy is romantic with former DWTS partner Meryl Davis, but he has been on and off over the years with pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd. In July 2015, a DWTS source told People:
They’ve never really ‘broken up.’ They’re with each other a lot and have been for quite some time, including all last season. Tommy [Chong] would tease her about it.
The same source stated that neither Murgatroyd nor Chmerkovskiy are going to make a big deal about their relationship, explaining:
After some of the more serious commitments Maks made in the past, he’s not looking to make any big announcements or labels about things. But Peta is his girl and he’s never stopped wanting to be around her … She couldn’t care less about making things official or being called his girlfriend. She is so the opposite of clingy and is content to just spend time with him and be happy.
The two were first romantically linked in 2012.