Credit: Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images, Frederick M. Brown/ Getty Images Photo: Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy just got a little taste of the A-list rumor mill — and he’s not a big fan.

In the past few months, the Dancing With the Stars Season 18 pro champion has been linked to 1) his spring 2014 partner Meryl Davis; 2) his ex-girlfriend, Kate Upton; and 3) Jennifer Lopez.

He doesn’t actually seem to be dating any of them, but the J.Lo rumors really took off on the web, even though both Jenny From the Block and Maks From DWTS have said they are just friends. 


Maks told the New York Daily News’s Confidenti@l that it's given him a greater understanding of why Hollywood is such a tough place to have a good relationship, “because there’s all these interferences.” He said people have to be so strong to get through it, ‘cause love just ain’t enough.

Not that it’s impossible to balance fame and a relationship. To prove it can be done, Maks pointed to Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes as Exhibit A (for Awesome).
 

Credit: Sonia Recchia/Getty Images Photo: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes at the Premiere of The Place Beyond the Pines in Toronto, Canada on September 7, 2012

“Look at Eva and Ryan having a baby,” Maks said. “I think their relationship is amazing, because it’s so quiet and nobody knows anything about it. And so those two people are professional, they’re amazing at what they do, and they’re strong enough to be able to keep it to themselves. That’s brilliant. I envy them and I look up to couples like this."  

Maks realizes his problems could be worse than being linked to J.Lo (and Meryl and Kate), and his friends envy him his position. Some guys would probably pay to have those kinds of rumors spread about them, and Maks gets them for free. But he did recently say he was ready to start a family, so now he just needs to find his own Eva Mendes, for a relatively low-key celeb life. Maybe The Gos can be Maks's wingman?

DWTS Season 19 premieres Monday, September 15 from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

SourceNY Daily News