The formerly engaged “Dancing With the Stars” pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff went splitsville — prompting Smirnoff to leave the show — over six months ago. Now the hottie dance pro (Chmerkovskiy, that is) looks like him might have found love with another dancer — his Season 10 partner, Erin Andrews.
First the couple was spotted looking cozy at the Miami vs. Duke ACC Basketball Tournament together on March 13 (pictured above).
]]>seemed to say “Yes!”
think its funny when you are paired up with a really attractive guy.
You turn into a fifteen year-old and don’t know what to do,” Erin told Hollywood Life, giggling, “he makes me nervous!”
Zap2it wanted to get to the bottom of this pair’s mixed signals, and sure enough, a rep for Chmerkovskiy tells us that the couple are not dating. The rep asked the dancer himself yesterday, and he denied the rumored reports.
So no love connection (yet). But at least Chmerkovskiy, 30, is succeeding in making Andrews, 31, smile after a rather rough year. The ESPN reporter gained notoriety in a scandal involving a naked video leaked
onto the Internet by a Peeping Tom.
Chmerkovskiy seems pretty jazzed about having her as a partner too.
lucked out with Erin, she is great at everything! I try and
channel all of her energy, sex appeal, and pizazz.”
Real-life romance or not, we can hardly wait to see this hot duo’s chemistry on the dance floor when the ABC show’s Season 10 starts Monday, March 22.
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