Looks like Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd may be taking another spin around the ballroom together. The Dancing With the Stars pros, who dated for 10 months in 2012 and 2013, have been quietly rekindling their romance in recent months, insiders tell Us Weekly.
"They've been spending time together," one source tells Us of the exes. "I wouldn't say they're back together. But they're definitely spending time together."
Indeed, photos show the once-hot-and-heavy twosome walking arm in arm in chilly New York City on Tuesday, Jan. 20.
"Peta was wary at first since they fought so much and ended on such a bad note the last time," a third source tells Us, "but he has been working hard to really be a good guy to her and show her that he's changed."
Murgatroyd, 28, and Chmerkovskiy, 35 — who won seasons 14 and 18 of DWTS, respectively — first got together in May 2012. Less than a year later, however, the relationship had soured, with one source telling Us, "He wasn't feeling her anymore."
Following their split, the Ukrainian hunk dated model Kate Upton for six months. He was also briefly linked to Jennifer Lopez, though she tweeted at the time that she was single. And during season 18 of DWTS, fans obsessed over his chemistry with Olympian Meryl Davis. Many were convinced (or at least hopeful) that they were more than just dance partners, but both insisted they were friends.
Chmerkovskiy's rep never comments on his personal life. He's said, however, that he's ready to settle down.
"I am ready to have a family now," he told Social Life Magazine last year. "I need an outlet. I have so much I want to give, and I need someone to give it to."