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In less than festive news Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kate Upton have gone their separate ways, according to an Us Weekly report.

The buxom Sports Illustrated model and the Dancing With The Stars pro started dating six months ago and just confirmed their romance in the fall. Despite their split, the two remain friendly, a source tells Us.

“They are really good friends still and speak all the time, but their schedules just made it too difficult and it fell apart,” the insider continues. “[Maksim] has a lot of respect for her, but it just wasn’t working anymore.” And the straight men of the universe thank you for that, Maksim. (His rep declined to comment on the matter of his client’s personal life, adds Us.)

Back in October, Maksim told Us that 21-year-old Kate was “an amazing person” and that they had “an incredible time together.” Although neither expected to hit it off so well (um okay), the almost 34-year-old dancer said “we enjoy each other’s company very much.” Just like we enjoyed betting on how beautiful a Maksim-Kate kidlet would be. Sigh. Guess that level of hotness would be just too much for the world to handle.

As sad as we are to see the up-and-coming power couple break up, we doubt either of them will be lonely under the mistletoe for long.

SourceUs Weekly

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!