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Dancing With The Stars

Are Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dating? No… But They Did Have a “Touchy” Night Out — Source

The rumors about the exact nature of Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy's relationship have gone into overdrive since the pair took home the Dancing With the Stars Season 18 Mirror Ball, but those of you hoping to hear that these partners have turned their professional relationship romantic are likely to be disappointed.

Recently, Maks' brother Val Chmerkovskiy said that Maks "definitely" loves Meryl, and vice versa, but that love isn't necessarily romantic, and it doesn't mean they're dating. Fellow contestant Cody Simpson told E! something similar, saying "the chemistry's there" but that if they are dating "they're definitely keeping it a secret."

Well, according to Us Weekly Maks and Meryl were spotted getting "super touchy feely" while celebrating their win at TAO in New York City. One source claims that "he kept kissing her on the forehead and was doting on her. He had his arm around her waist and shoulders a ton."

Of course, after a season of rehearsing in close quarters, dance partners are often touchy feely without it meaning anything more, and a source close to the Chmerkovskiys insists that Maks and Meryl "aren't dating yet."

"Maks is that affectionate with all women. He always acts like that, it's how he is, very touchy feely. He genuinely adores her but it is not dating yet."

Source: Us Weekly, E!