Kate Upton dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy?

Kate Upton wearing nothing but body paint

According to Us Weekly, Dancing with the Stars’ pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy is dating Kate Upton. Oh, I bet it’s because of her nice personality.

[Kate Upton] is rumored to be dating Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, multiple insiders tell Us Weekly exclusively. “It’s very new,” a source says of the stars’ alleged romance. “They were set up through friends. They just started dating.”

When contacted by Us, Chmerkovskiy’s rep declined to comment on his personal life. A source close to Upton, meanwhile, said that the two are not dating and that they have known each other for a long time and are just good friends. Her rep had no comment.

Whatever their status, the pair certainly looked like a couple when they dined a deux at Scalinatella in New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood. “They were very canoodly,” an eyewitness tells Us, noting that the birthday girl and her purported beau arrived late and were holding hands at the table. “It was a very intimate meal.”

Of course the dancer boy is giving it to Kate real good — Maksim’s standing in the entertainment world gets a major upgrade by letting us know he’s piping an A-list model. Want to know who gets downgraded? Kate Upton. She’s taking the cream filling from a freaking reality star. The only difference between Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is the stupid nickname . . . and a murky immigration status. Kate’s management team probably added in the “just friends” part, because as we all know, the best way to lose status in the business is to spread the catcher’s mitt for your fans. Ain’t that right, Britney?

June 12, 2013 - 5:00 pm