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Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd Call It Quits

February 17, 2013 02:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

The upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars could get a teensy bit awkward, as bad boy Maksim Chmerkovskiy now has not one, but two ex-girlfriends on the show’s cast. After first being spotted looking very cozy together in May of 2012, it appears that Maks and Peta have decided to go their separate ways.

Maks Chmerkovskiy has a thing for dating other contestants (both celebs and dancing professionals) from Dancing with the Stars. The pro dancer has already been linked to Katrina Smirnoff, Erin Andrews and possibly Hope Solo. Last year, he began a new DWTS relationship with fellow pro Peta Murgatroyd, and based on initial reports and photos, it was quite the steamy affair. However, the latest gossip suggests that Maks and Peta have decided to end their short-lived relationship.

So, what happened? An insider tells Us Weekly that the spark just fizzled out. Or, at least, it did for Maks. “He wasn’t feeling her anymore.” But it appears that this wasn’t the case for Peta, who really wanted the relationship to continue.  The source says that Peta “didn’t want it to end” and adds that “It will be very heated between them when the [new] season starts in a few weeks.”

The couple is said to have fallen apart two weeks before Valentine’s Day.  And a week after the split, Maks was reportedly seen spending time with other women at Fashion Week. Thus far, Peta and Maks’ reps have no comment on the breakup, although the reps really didn’t have much to say about the relationship in the first place. It’s been pretty private the whole time (minus a very PDA-heavy series of pictures when they first started dating) and we’re assuming the relationship’s demise is being handled in the same manner.


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