Posted: 1:23 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
By Gina Carbone
If Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kate Upton really are "just friends," then sign us up for this kind of friendship.
The 21-year-old model and 33-year-old Dancing With the Stars pro were recently seen holding hands on a stroll through NYC’s West Village. The New York Post's Page Sixposted several photos of the couple walking hand-in-hand, with Kate wearing workout gear and, at one point, leaning on Maks. They definitely look like a regular couple.
This is apparently their first public display of couple-dom, after first being linked back in June. At the time, a source close to her said they were not dating, and earlier this month at the Style Awards in New York, Kate told reporters, "We're just friends." Whatever you say, girl, but if someone links you to Maks, you should probably just go with it!
Interestingly enough, these Maks/Kate photos were taken right around the same time as these other pics, showing Maks' ex-girlfriend, Peta Murgatroyd, kissing her new DWTS Season 17 partner Brant Daugherty.
Everyone is moving on to new hot partners. Sigh.
Source: Page Six