The cat’s out of the bag, Kate! After dancing around dating rumors for weeks, the model finally went public with Maksim, walking hand-in-hand with him during a romantic stroll on Sept. 26.
Sorry boys, Kate Upton is off the market. The 21-year-old supermodel revealed that she’s dating former Dancing With The Stars hunk Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 33, on Sept. 26 by stepping out with him in New York City, looking totally in love and holding his hand tight.
Kate Upton & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Take Relationship Public
The new (at least to the public) couple stepped out in NYC’s West Village walking hand-in-hand, looking cute together while they went for a relaxing walk. Both Kate and Maksim looked totally happy and infatuated with each other, in pictures obtained by Page Six.
Kate owning up to dating Maksim has been a long time coming. The two have 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, Kate remained mum on the relationship — “We’re just friends” she told reporters at the Style Awards on Sept. 4.
But maybe some sort of 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!
Kate and Maksim are both gorgeous, and they both seem to have great outlooks on life, so we’re on board with this blossoming relationship. What about you, HollywoodLifers?
— Andrew Gruttadaro