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EXCLUSIVE! Is DWTS Contestant Erin Andrews Dating Her Partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy?

Thu, March 18, 2010 1:50pm EDT by 10 Comments (2) (2)

Is Maksim finally moving on from Karina Smirnoff and on to a new Dancing With The Stars cast member?

It’s been over six months since Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff called off their nine-month long engagement – and it looks like the Dancing With the Stars dance pro is finally finding love again with a new cast mate: his partner, Erin Andrews!

When asked the duo if they were dating at the opening of Hollywood nightclub Drai’s on March 17, Maksim, 30, coyly answered, “Maybe!”

We love it! And now that Karina, 32, has left the show (allegedly because of her ex!) – Maksim doesn’t even need to worry about things getting awkward on-set!

For her part, the 31-year-old ESPN reporter, who sadly rose to fame as the victim of a Peeping Tom scandal after a naked video was leaked onto the Internet, seems to utterly adore her sexy partner. “I think its funny when you are paired up with a really attractive guy. You turn into a fifteen year-old and don’t know what to do,” Erin told us, giggling, “he makes me nervous!”

Aw, so cute! And get this: Erin actually had her eye on Maksim long before they actually got paired up together for the ABC reality show! “[Maksim] is who I wanted to be with, he’s the best!” Maksim continued the love fest, gushing, “I lucked out with Erin, she is great at everything!” adding, “I try and channel all of her energy, sex appeal, and pizzazz.”

Sex appeal, eh? What about sexual chemistry? Because these two certainly have it!

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