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Report: Jennifer Lopez Dates Maksim Chmerkovskiy but Takes It Slow

June 12, 2014 (12:14 am) GMT
The duo kept in touch ever since they performed together on the stage of 2013 American Music Awards.

Out and in . Rumors are floating that has moved on from Smart and found new love in the "" pro dancer.

Lopez was introduced to Chmerkovskiy by best friend and her "DWTS" partner Tony Dovolani. They performed a dance together at the American Music Awards in November to honor Cuban salsa artist Celia Cruz. They kept in touch but romance did not bloom until much later.

"It's really new," a source close to the pair told NY Daily News' Confidenti@l. There were sparks between them when they performed at the AMAs but she was still attached to Smart while he was dating . "You saw (their chemistry) at the AMA's?" an insider said.

The romance started this spring. They were spotted at Redbury Hotel in Los Angeles in late March. "At one point, he put his arm around her waist and they seemed to be locked in a very passionate conversation," a source told Life & Style mag.

However, the lovebirds are reportedly taking it slow because they have crazy schedule. Lopez is promoting her new album "" which is out on June 17 while Chmerkovskiy is judging India's version of "DWTS" in Mumbai.

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