Kate Upton already has a new boyfriend after splitting with Maksim Chmerkovskiy — although he’s actually an old boyfriend.
Kate and the Dancing With the Stars stud dated for about six months before their split was announced in December. According to Us Weekly, Kate, 21, is now back with Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, 30. They met while shooting an ad back in 2012 and broke up at some point before she starting seeing Maks.
Kate and Justin were seen at a hockey game in Philadelphia on January 11, launching rumors that Kate may have returned to her ex-boyfriend. A source told Us Weekly Kate and Justin were "looking very cozy" just last weekend during a trip to the Bahamas.
We might be biased, and no offense to Justin, but we're thinking this is a hotness downgrade. Once you go Maks, you never go back!
But isn't it weird that Kate went from Maks to a Detroit Tigers pitcher when Maks' ex-fiancee, DWTS pro Karina Smirnoff, also went from Maks to a Detroit Tigers pitcher? Brad Penny is now with the Kansas City Royals, but when he was with Karina, he was pitching for Detroit. Not sure what's going on with that, but Peta Murgatroyd may want to see who's warming the Tigers bench...
Anyway, we're still holding out hope that Maks will return as a guest judge/occasional dancer on DWTS Season 18 (premieres March 17). In the meantime, he seems to have also returned to a previous love — the biggest one of his life, his family. As hetweeted on January 23, "Been to Italy, Germany and back in four days and all I gotta say is I miss @iamValC #damnyouparents." Aww. We miss Val too!
Do you want Maks to be part of DWTS Season 18 or do you just want him to date you next? Both? Neither?