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Earlier this week, rumors popped up that two of Dancing With the Stars’ hottest pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd — were secretly dating. The news seemed almost too good to be true, considering how good they look together, and now Peta has confirmed that the news really was.

E! caught up with the blonde pro right after she and Season 14 partner Donald Driver found out they are headed to the Finals next week (May 21), and asked her about the rumor. Her answer might disappoint any DWTS fans hoping for a backstage romance.

"It's false. We're very good friends and that's how it is," Peta said. "He's awesome. He's a great friend and we hang out, we go to dinners, we're with a big group of people, but that's as far as it goes."

Wetpaint Entertainment reached out to Maks’ rep about the rumors, but they declined to comment.

Oh well. At least the good news is that Maks is still single, which makes looking at his casual shirtless pics all the more fun!

Watch the next new episode of DWTS on Monday, May 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: E!

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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