Now that the latest season of Dancing With the Stars has wrapped, it seems that dance pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd have become more comfortable displaying some PDA. Peta denied a romance with Maks while the season was still airing, but now it seems the two are spending plenty of time together and letting the cameras catch them in some cozy moments.
Maks and Peta have been spotted together on both the East and West Coasts, and recently spent some time together in Las Vegas. TMZ caught a shot of the two smooching, and fans were quick to notice they both had cigarettes in their hands as well. Chances are that many of the pros are smokers, but it’s certainly kept mostly under wraps and shocks fans a bit when it’s noticed.
Maks has been quick in the past to shoot down romance rumors, once having his rep claim he had just been whispering in the ear of fellow pro Cheryl Burke out at a club. This time there don’t seem to be any strenuous denials, though Maks has said that he prefers to keep his private life private.
TMZ’s latest shot notes the two were dancing, kissing and smoking at the XS nightclub in Vegas recently. It seems that Peta’s second season as a pro on Dancing With the Stars snagged her not just a mirror ball trophy with NFL player Donald Driver, but a new beau in Maksim Chmerkovskiy as well. What do you think of this duo? Will the romance last better than Maks’ previous relationship with fellow pro Karina Smirnoff?