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'DWTS:' Does Peta Murgatroyd want to win Maksim Chmerkovskiy back?

Is Peta Murgatroyd still hung up on her ex-boyfriend?
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"Dancing With the Stars" pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy may have broken up in February 2013, but rumor has it that she is still pining over him. Has the Aussie beauty been trying to win back her ex-boyfriend? Is she using her dance partner, James Maslow to make him jealous?

According to Radar Online (via a May 19 Hollywood Life report), Murgatroyd doing everything in her power to win Chmerkovskiy back, including hanging out with his brother, Val. According to an insider, "she has gotten very close with Val and has really become Val’s best friend…in an effort to win Maksim back. She goes out with Val. She hangs out with him in the hopes that her friendship with Val will help her reconnect with Maksim."

Given the chemistry between Murgatroyd and Maslow, it would be surprising if she were still hung up on her ex. While Hollywood Life reports that they are indeed dating, Radar Online insists that the relationship is fake, and that she is using him to make her ex jealous. Radar Online also reports that Maks is over her, and that he doesn't care about her relationship with James or Val.

Is "Team Jeta" nothing more than a "showmance"? Although Murgatroyd and Maslow seem to have a lot of physical chemistry, romance rumors seem to float around about her and all her dance partners. Last season, everyone was talking about the sparks between her and Brant Daughtery. Before that, it was Sean Lowe (despite the fact that he was engaged at the time), and Gilles Marini (despite the fact that he is married).

Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy dated for 10 months before ending their relationship in February 2013, two weeks before Valentine's Day. According to Us Weekly, he "wasn't feeling it anymore." The breakup was not mutual. Sources reported that Murgatroyd had not wanted it to end.

The Ukrainian-born heartthrob later moved on with Kate Upton whom he dated for six months. The couple broke up in December 2013 after their conflicting work schedules put a strain on the relationship. As Us Weekly reported, "they are really good friends still and speak all the time, but their schedules just made it too difficult and it fell apart. Chmerkovskiy has a lot of respect for her, but it just wasn't working anymore."

Is Peta Murgatroyd dating James Maslow? Is their relationship real? Or is this just another "showmance"? Has she moved on from her breakup with Maksim Chmerkovskiy? Or is she still trying to win him back? Are you loving the chemistry between Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis this season?

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