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'DWTS' pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy dating model Kate Upton again?

Maksim Chmerkovskiy attends the Mark And Estel fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 6, 2014 in New York City.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy attends the Mark And Estel fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 6, 2014 in New York City. Photo by Cindy Ord

Are Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kate Upton back on? Possibly. As reported by Page Six on Monday, June 2, the "Dancing with the Stars" champion recently posted a photo of him and the "Sports Illustrated" model looking very much like a couple on Instagram, only to take it down shortly after.

The photo shows the two at hot spot TAO in New York. Kate, with her hair pulled back, pretty makeup and a sparkling black top or dress on, drapes her arm around Maks's neck as she looks into his eyes and smiles broadly. Maks, as is often the case, as a more serious look on his face.

The two previously dated for six months but broke up in December. According to one source, the relationship didn't fail because of roving eyes but simply because they were just too busy with their careers. The source explained that they never saw each other. Now that Maks has finally won "Dancing with the Stars" after 14 seasons on the show, perhaps he has a freer schedule now and is more willing to invest the time necessary to have a successful relationship?

Of course, if Maks and Kate really are dating, that means that he and Meryl Davis, the Olympic figure skater that he won the dancing competition with, are definitely not a pair. Throughout the competition, the duo kept fans wondering if they were actually dating in real life because of their great chemistry during their dances. Their frequent touching of each other while doing the press rounds after the win only fueled the dating rumors.

It took talk show host Wendy Williams, known for her frank and no-nonsense questions, to directly ask Maks and Meryl if they were having sex together. Meryl quickly replied that they're not dating. While she confirmed that they're not dating each other, she wouldn't speak as to whether they're dating other people. She told Wendy that she likes to keep their personal lives personal.

Perhaps Maksim Chmerkovskiy was reminded of Meryl Davis' statement that they prefer to keep their privacy when it comes to their love lives and that's why he quickly deleted the photo with Kate Upton? Perhaps in a little bit, she'll be the one to post a photo of them and actually keep it up.