Rep: Maksim Chmerkovskiy Is 'Just Friends' With Kate Upton

Maksim Chmerkovskiy / Kate Upton Maksim Chmerkovskiy / Kate Upton

Despite reports of a new romance between Maksim Chmerkovskiy and two-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover girl Kate Upton, a rep for the former “Dancing with the Stars” pro tells Access Hollywood otherwise.

On Wednesday, Maks’ rep told Access that he and the bombshell are “just friends.”

Reports swirled after the pair were recently spotted dining together in New York City.

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The model-turned-actress, who previously appeared in “Tower Heist” and “The Three Stooges,” is currently shooting “The Other Woman” with Cameron Diaz in New York.

In April, Kate shot down rumors of a romance with rapper/music mogul Diddy. She was previously linked to Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

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Maks was previously engaged to “DWTS” pro Karina Smirnoff, but they ended their relationship September 2009. He later dated “Dancing” pro Peta Murgatroyd, but the pair called it quits in February.

-- Jesse Spero

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