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Jennifer Lopez, Maksim Chmerkovskiy dating: Meryl, Maks split as he hits India

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Rumors are that Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are a hot new couple, but are they really together? While many “Dancing With the Stars” fans wanted to see Meryl and Maks dating after winning the season 18 mirror-ball trophy, but that's ultimately not been happening. So are Maksim and J. Lo a new thing? People shared on Saturday that they “have been talking,” but not everybody is so sure about this one.

Though Meryl and Maks reunited for dinner not long ago, Maksim and Meryl have split up their partnership as he is in India working as a “Dancing With the Stars” guest judge. The two remain friendly, but there just is not romantic relationship there. So now many heads are turning in the direction of Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

According to People, the two met through J. Lo's bestie Leah Remini, who appeared on “DWTS” last fall partnered with Maks' bestie Tony Dovolani. Supposedly Maks and Jennifer “kept in touch.” Sources now say that the two are friends and have been talking, but they are taking things slowly when it comes to moving forward with a romance.

That said, GossipCop says that hopeful fans shouldn't get ahead of themselves on this one. According to their sources, Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are simply friends. Granted, both J. Lo and Maks are single now, so it's not as if either has an attachment to anyone that would prohibit a new romance between them. However, people aren't necessarily buying this supposed new pairing.

There seem to be plenty of Meryl and Maks fans still hoping the two will start dating. Unfortunately for "DWTS" fans of the pair, there really are no signs that a romance between the two is even a possibility at this point. It really does seem as if the pair played up the showmance rumors during their season, but are simply friends now.

Will Chmerkovskiy find love with J. Lo instead? Reps have declined to comment on this supposed new love match, and Maks is notoriously private about his love life in the early stages of new relationships. Both Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are known for being pretty feisty, so many online are not anticipating this becoming a big fairy tale love story. What do you think of this supposed “Dancing With the Stars” meets “American Idol” match?

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