‘Dancing with the Stars’ pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd split: Report

Kirstie AlleyMrs. Carter: It looks like there is some more drama now in the “Dancing with the Stars” universe … though it is occurring away from the ballroom floor.

After being in a relatively-quiet relationship for almost a full year, sources tell Us Weekly that pro dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, who won the spring 2012 season with Donald Driver, split up around two weeks before Valentine’s Day. There is no definite reason given for the breakup, but early inclinations are that it was facilitated more so on his end than on hers. The two have not spoken publicly about one another publicly on their Twitter accounts in some time, which of course is always just a superficial sign of trouble in paradise.

Peta MurgatroydLuckily, breakups related to personalities on the ABC competition are something that Maks already knows quite a bit about. While there have been rumors surrounding him and some contestants over the years, we know that he was at one point engaged to fellow pro Karina Smirnoff before the two parties called it off. They have since worked together on multiple seasons, and there has been no evidence of there being any tension onscreen at all.

The new celebrity contestants for “Dancing with the Stars” will be announced later this month during “Good Morning America,” and at that point we will learn whether or not Maks and Peta are both taking part in the show for sure this year … though it is assumed, given that they each have a following at this point. Maks is coming off a stretch with Kirstie Alley, whereas Peta most-recently worked with Gilles Marini before they were shockingly eliminated before the finale.

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