Credit: PacificCoastNews.com Photo: Maks Chmerkovskiy and Kate Upton Hold Hands in NYC on September 26, 2013

It’s hard to tell who’s luckier in the are-they-or-aren’t-they couple of supermodel Kate Upton and longtime Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

They’ve been rumored to be dating since June, and were recently spotted holding hands in New York City. They’re keeping whatever’s going on private, which is probably a good idea, but it hasn’t stopped us from being curious. Maks recently sat down with CBS News to talk about DWTS, his new USO project, Broadway, acting, and Kate.

CBS asked if the hand-holding photos could be seen as confirmation that he and Kate are dating. Like Kate in her own answers, Maks got coy: "I walk around with a lot of people, you know. I offer my shoulder, that's what I was told in schools growing up. I open doors for girls. I mean, acts of chivalry doesn't necessarily translate into romance. But — Kate and I are very cool." He laughed. They are just having too much fun with these rumors. (For the record, though, he can offer his shoulder to us anytime!)

Watch Maks’ full interview below. He hasn’t shut the door on returning to DWTS in some fashion, so just keep your fingers crossed on that front!

Source: CBS News