Is There a Secret ‘Dancing’ Romance?

by | May 17, 2012 at 10:15 AM | Dancing With The Stars

'DWTS' Dance Pro Peta Murgatroyd (Photo: ABC)

Dancing with the Stars” pro Peta Murgatroyd denied that she is romantically involved with fellow “DWTS” dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

After she had been voted through to the “DWTS” finale with partner Donald Driver on Tuesday, Peta finally addressed the question that’s been on everyone’s minds — are you dating Maks? Peta told xfinityTV, cryptically, “not that I know of, okay? There you go.”

When asked if they were friends, Peta laughed, “We are very good friends.”

The New Zealand native admitted she has been overwhelmed since Us Weekly ran a story on Monday that claimed she was dating the notorious ballroom bad boy Maks.

“Yes, it’s true,” a source in the story said about the gorgeous duo. “They’ve been secretly dating all season. They kept it very quiet and didn’t want anyone to know but finally, the cat’s out of the bag!”

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Peta initially declined to comment on the romance reports, avoiding the media backstage at Monday’s show, despite her reputation for usually being very accessible to reporters.

“I’ve never had to deal with [personal questions] before,” the relatively new dance pro, who is on her second “DWTS” season, told reporters. “It’s quite bizarre. It feels very invasive. Hello, L.A.!”

Both dancers have had previous romances with fellow pros. Maks and Karina Smirnoff got engaged in 2008 but suffered a messy breakup the following year. Peta’s former boyfriend, Australian Damian Whitehead, danced with Pamela Anderson in Season 10.

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