March 29, 2010 09:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
The tenth season ofÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars is barely underway, but the first cast dating rumors are beginning to surface. Are ESPN sportscaster, Erin Andrews, and dance pro partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy romantically involved? The couple remains coy about the rumors but can’t stop gushing about one another. Keep reading for all of the juicy details…
Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy definitely seemed to have chemistry on the premiere ofÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars, but does that connection go deeper than dancing? The partners are the first pair on the tenth season ofÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars to be rumored to be linked romantically. They’ve been rehearsing together pretty much nonstop for much of the last month and can’t seem to get enough of one another.
When asked if he was dating his ESPN sportscaster partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy simply said “maybe.” He has, however, not stopped gushing about Erin Andrews, saying,Â â€œSheâ€™s very friendly, super nice, great personality. She does not hold back. Sheâ€™s open, and what you see is what there is. Everybody who meets her falls in love with her.â€ He also boasted about his partner after their routine on last week’s premiere of ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars. “I’m so proud,” he said. “I made her do a cha cha that I would make a professional dancer do.”
Andrews seems to be equally smitten with Chmerkovskiy, beyond just his dancing abilities.â€œThis one has been amazing,â€ Andrews gushed about Chmerkovskiy. â€œWhen Kentucky was upset, he texted me about it. He was like, â€˜Youâ€™re the only person I know that cares about this.â€™ Heâ€™s been adorable.â€ Hopefully this pair will have a chance to grow together as partners on–and off–the dance floor in the coming weeks ofÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars.
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