‘Dancing with the Stars’: Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd kiss!

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Peta was with Donald Driver this season.

Mrs. Carter: So much for Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd being “just friends.”

Only a matter of days after the reigning “Dancing with the Stars” champion brushed off rumors about being in a relationship with one of the show’s most-popular fellow pros, it’s now coming out that the two were spotted kissing that same day in Las Vegas.

Maks and Peta (who won thanks to some hard work with NFL star Donald Driver) knew each other long before she joined “Dancing,” but the show has allowed them to spend much more time together. She is also not the only pro to have had a romantic relationship with Melissa Gilbert’s former partner, as he was once engaged to Karina Smirnoff before breaking up in September 2009. Since that time, he has been linked to a number of women and even starred in the Ukrainian version of “The Bachelor” — an experience that Maks says he regrets doing.

How long will these two last? It remains to be seen, but it certainly could make for an interesting dynamic if they both manage to be a part of the upcoming “All-Stars” edition of the show airing this fall (granted, we don’t know who Peta would dance with if producers want to keep original pairings the same.)

Are you happy to see these two finally come out with their relationship?

Photo: ABC

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