So sweet! Now that Kate and Maksim have finally gone public with their romance, he can’t stop singing her praises! Maks gushes about how much he loves spending time with his ‘amazing’ girlfriend in a new interview.
Were you surprised by the love connection between 21-year-old supermodel Kate Upton and former Dancing with the Stars hunk Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 33? Well, so were they! Maksim says he and Kate really “enjoy each other’s company,” but they definitely “didn’t see that coming.” Read on for more details about their unlikely romance!
Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Kate Upton Dating — They ‘Have Incredible Time Together’
It sounds like love snuck up on Maksim and Kate.
“She’s an amazing person,” Maksim tells Us Weekly. “We have an incredible time together, and, you know, I definitely didn’t see that coming and I think neither did she. We enjoy each other’s company very much and like I said, she’s a great girl that I never thought anything romantic like this could have happened.”
Kate has also gotten in good with Maksim’s brother, current Dancing with the Stars pro Val Chmerkovskiy, 27.
“I think she’s awesome,” Val says. “She’s a great girl, and we’re great friends. She’s an incredible chick and we have a great time.”
It’s terrific that Kate has become so close to Maksim and his family. What a gal!
Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Kate Upton Take Relationship Public
After dancing around dating rumors for months, Kate finally went public with her relationship with Maksim on Sept. 26, walking hand-in-hand with him during a romantic stroll in NYC’s West Village. The new couple looked totally happy and infatuated with each other in the pictures obtained by Page Six.
It was about time Kate fessed up to dating Maksim — the two had been linked together as far back as June, 2013, when it was reported that they spent Kate’s birthday together.
After that, they were spotted in the Hamptons together, where Kate was filming the movie The Other Woman. But despite all the sightings and the obvious attraction between them, Kate remained mum on the relationship. “We’re just friends,” she told reporters at the Style Awards on Sept. 4.
Perhaps some display of love by Maksim changed Kate’s mind, because as recently as August, the model was still enjoying the single life. “I’m just having fun,” she told ELLE magazine. “Obviously, I have a very busy schedule at this time in my life and I don’t put relationships as a priority.”
So Maksim must really be worth it!
It sounds like things are going really well between Kate and Maksim, and we couldn’t be happier for them. What about you, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Kate and Maksim make a cute couple?
— Tierney McAfee