‘Dancing with the Stars’ pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy confirms dating Kate Upton … finally

Maks -Mrs. Carter: Is Maksim Chmerkovskiy really dating Kate Upton?

We know that this has been a question on the minds of many for quite a while, as the “Dancing with the Stars” pro (who has not been on either of the past two seasons) has been spotted out with supermodel Kate Upton on a variety of different outings. For a while, the token denial to most of the chatter was simply saying that the two were “friends,” but not involved with one another in any sort of romantic sense. However, that “friendship” does look as though it has evolved over time.

In a new interview with “Extra,” Maks finally confirmed that the two parties are dating, and at least for the moment they could not be happier in the relationship:

“Things are going great… I think I got lucky… she’s an amazing girl … All I know is that so far, so good. Everybody’s happy, and we are enjoying each other’s company.”

While Maks has not been a part of the reality competition show this year, his brother Val is still in the competition with Elizabeth Berkley. We wonder hilariously if ABC has called him up begging him to get his girlfriend cast on the show, mostly because she is pretty well-known at this point as the most-popular working model in America. She has covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for two straight years, in addition to taking on a variety of other gigs elsewhere. Maks, meanwhile, still practices his craft regularly, and is an instructor even when he is not on the show. Given that he did make an appearance in one dance in particular with Val this past season, it would not be a shock to see him do so again this time around.

What do you think about this romance finally coming out and just how long do you see this actually lasting? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below! Click here if you want to read the latest progress report from this “Dancing with the Stars” season, and we will be back on the site with more as it develops for the couple.

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