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Jennifer Lopez, Maksim Chmerkovskiy together: 'DWTS,' 'Idol' stars cozy at club

Is Maksim Chmerkovskiy dating J. Lo after all?
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Are Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy dating after all? There has been a bit of push and pull on these romance rumors lately, but there's a bit of new fuel to add to the fire. Entertainment Tonight shares the shot on Monday of Maks and J. Lo looking a bit cozy at a Connecticut nightclub over the weekend.

Though many “Dancing With the Stars” fans really wanted to hear that Maksim and Meryl were dating, it seems that things simply never progressed to that level. Rather, rumors were swirling that Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy started dating instead. The two are said to have met through former “DWTS” participant Leah Remini.

J. Lo has since said that they are just friends, but Maks and Jennifer have sometimes seemed to fuel the buzz about a romantic relationship as well. Now the two were seen at the Shrine Nightclub at the Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday night. According to sources for Us Weekly, Chmerkovskiy and Lopez were quite flirty and close throughout the evening, though they were there with a group.

Sources say that the two “held hands and talked before sharing a long hug and saying goodbye.” Maks left with a friend while Jennifer stayed with the group and continued to have fun. Despite the two getting close, sources for Us Weekly say that “They are friends,” and that J. Lo doesn't have time to date right now. Supposedly things are not romantic with Maks, but the two sure seem to be game to keep people buzzing about the possibilities.

Would you like to see Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy dating? It sounds unlikely that Maks will be back as a dancing pro this fall for season 19, though there is some speculation he could be back to judge. Will he find a special someone to truly romance soon again as well?