Dancing With the Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dating Peta Murgatroyd!

Celebrity News May. 14, 2012 AT 4:30PM
Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Credit: Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images; John Shearer/WireImage

Dance floor romance!

A Dancing With the Stars insider tells Us Weekly pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are the longrunning program's newest couple.

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Though the source admits the romance is still new, the pair are already serious about one another. "Maks wanted a girlfriend," the insider shares of the dancer, 32, who was paired with the recently eliminated Melissa Gilbert this season. "Peta is really sweet and an amazing girl who had a crush on him for a long time."

Adds the source of Chmerkovskiy and the New Zealand native (who is partnered with Season 14 finalist Donald Driver), "They are really happy together and having a great time."

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This isn't the first time Maks has found love on the show; in 2008, Chmerkovskiy got engaged to fellow pro Karina Smirnoff, though the duo broke things off in 2009.

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