Are Jennifer Lopez & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dating?

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Jennifer Lopez Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Jennifer Lopez

Has Jennifer Lopez found love again?

The singer/actress/producer is being linked romantically to “Dancing with the Stars” Season 18 champ Maksim Chmerkovskiy (he recently won the show with Olympian Meryl Davis back in May).

The NY Daily News’ Confidential column reported that Maks and J.Lo “are an item.”

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People.com also reported on the romance rumors, noting sources told the site that Jennifer has made time for Maks, but the two are “taking it slow due to work commitments.”

Back in November 2013, Maks performed alongside Jennifer at the American Music Awards. Their performance created headlines when Maks lifted J.Lo up and over his head during a tribute to Celia Cruz.

J.Lo’s split with Beau Casper Smart was revealed last week. The pair split about two months ago, a source told Access, noting that they remain “friendly.”

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As for Maks, 34, he previously dated fellow “DWTS” pros Peta Murgatroyd and Karina Smirnoff (they were engaged).

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