Saturday, February 16, 2013

Breakups: Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd Call It Quits

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Well it seems 'Dancing With The Stars' pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd have called it quits. The two dated for nearly a year.

Were there signs of trouble in paradise?  Well not publicly.  Back in late January, Peta tweeted about being in the kitchen cooking dinner with Maks' Mom. A few weeks after that tweet the two were over.

Word is Peta didn't want the breakup. The ex duo are set to begin a new season of 'Dancing With The Stars' in March. Talk about an 'awkward moment' at the workplace.

Additional deets below.

Via US Weekly:
Insiders say Chmerkovskiy ended the romance two weeks before Valentine's Day -- and one week before New York Fashion Week, where he was spotted hanging out with other girls. The reason? "He wasn't feeling her anymore," a source says of the notoriously hot-tempered dancer, who was previously engaged to fellow pro Karina Smirnoff. (He was also linked to his Season 10 partner, sportscaster Erin Andrews.)

Chmerkovskiy's rep had no comment on the split, while Murgatroyd's rep did not respond to a request for comment.

ABC's Dancing With the Stars will premiere its 16th season on Monday, March 18. This year will be Chmerkovskiy's last with the program; he told the New York Post in September that he plans to exit the reality competition after his contract expires at the end of 2013.

Wonder if Maksim heard about or saw his former DWTS dance partner Brandy's recent heartfelt performance on BET Honors... She SANG that song. Tore it up and brought the house down!