Update 3/17: James tells RumorFix that he and Peta are not dating, at least not right now. "We’re there with the same intention and that’s to dance. We’re competitive — we want to compete and do well and hopefully win the show. We don’t want to complicate that at this moment and add dating to the long list of work to do." In their video package on Dancing With the Stars they admitted they had been on a date, and James said he'd take Peta out again, but not while they are on the show.

A few days ago Dancing With the Stars beauty Peta Murgatroyd was spotted having a dinner date with Big Time Rush star James Maslow, adding credence to the rumors that the two are dating. Now? It sounds like things are official!

A source close to the couple tells Life & Style that Peta and James are, indeed, dating.

The pair, who "recently" met through friends, are both very busy with their careers. James is in rehearsal for the upcoming Big Time Rush tour, and Peta is, of course, gearing up for Dancing With the Stars Season 18, which premieres on March 17. (While the pros for the season have not officially been selected, Peta has become a breakout favorite, so it's pretty safe to assume she'll be back.)

However, they have been making time to see each other, and the source says that "they enjoy each other's company." In fact, the source predicts the relationship could turn "serious," and soon!

As most DWTS fans know, Peta had previously dated DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy for about 10 months, but they split up a year ago. While she was rumored to have a romance with Season 17 partner Brant Daugherty, there's no evidence that their relationship ever went beyond a little showmance flirting.

We're glad Peta seems to have found a good guy!

What do you think of this pair? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Life & Style


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