Are Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy dating?

Jennifer Lopez, left, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Getty Images

Has Jennifer Lopez moved on following her recent split from Casper Smart?

Reports are now linking the singer to "Dancing with the Stars" pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

According to People, Lopez, 44, and Chmerkovskiy, 34, met through her best friend Leah Remini and her "DWTS" partner, Tony Dovolani, but the two are "taking it slow" due to work commitments.

"They are friends and have been talking," a source who knows both Lopez and Chmerkovskiy told People. When asked if they could become a couple, a friend of the "First Love" singer said, "I think they could. Who knows what will happen?"

Sources also told the New York Daily News that the two are an item, with one calling it "really new."

However, Us Weekly is reporting that the two are strictly platonic.

"They are friends," a source close to Lopez told that magazine, adding, "She doesn't have a second to date anyone right now and it is definitely not romantic with Maksim."

Lopez's split from Smart was announced earlier this week. Chmerkovskiy, meanwhile, has previously been linked to model Kate Upton.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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