Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kate Upton. (Getty Images)
Haley Blum, USA TODAY
Model Kate Upton and former Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy are dating, E! News confirms. The couple was spotted holding hands while walking through the West Village in New York City.
Amid rumors going around this summer that the two were an item, the pair were spotted in July going on a secretive dinner date, according to E!
Upton, 21, was recently named 2013 Model of the Year at the 10th Annual Style Awards in NYC and covers this month's special 100th-year anniversary Vanity Fair issue, channeling Marilyn Monroe in a photo by Annie Leibovitz.
Dancing fan-favorite Chmerkovskiy, 33, who did not return to the show this year for the first time in 13 seasons, told USA TODAY in March that he wanted to "explore other opportunities." This summer, he and Dancing co-star Karina Smirnoff showed off their skills on a different stage, starring in Luis Bravo's Forever Tango on Broadway.