Jennifer Lopez dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy after Casper Smart split?

Published Thursday, Jun 12 2014, 12:36 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Jennifer Lopez has reportedly moved on from ex-boyfriend Casper Smart … by enjoying a date with hunky dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

According to reports in the US, the singer has been getting to know Maksim, who is a pro dancer on Dancing With The Stars, the US version of Strictly Come Dancing.

A source told People the pair are "friends and have been talking" but they are taking it slow and wouldn't classify themselves as a couple. Yet.

Jennifer Lopez wears a revealing outfit as she attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, America - 18 May 2014

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy seen at dance practice for television show Dancing with the Stars, 2014

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It's thought J.Lo was first introduced to Maksim via her best friend Leah Remini, who appeared on a past series of DWTS.

Jennifer also performed with Maksim at the 2013 American Music Awards last year.

A source told E! News: "Leah and Jennifer are best friends, so as a group, they're all very friendly. [Maks is] in India and [J.Lo's] at the World Cup right now. Who knows what could happen down the road?"

Jennifer's link to Maksim comes shortly after she split from boyfriend of two-and-half years Casper. Sources have said the break-up was "amicable" and the couple are still friends. Busy work careers and time spent in different cities was apparently a large factor.

Despite ending a long-term romance, the star appears to be keeping positive.

On 10 June, she tweeted a photo of herself beaming for the camera, telling fans: "Smile... #lifeisgood #samegirl #jloaka #7daystogo #JLoJune17 #brazil #hereicome #MundialBrasil2014."

She will perform at tonight's World Cup Opening Ceremony in Brazil.

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