Are Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dating?

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Does Jennifer Lopez already have her sights set on someone new?

According to People, the 44-year-old star, who ended her relationship with 27-year-old backup dancer Casper Smart recently, has reportedly been seeing 34-year-old Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

"He danced with her at the [American Music Awards last November] and they kept in touch," a friend of Lopez told People. While another source close to J.Lo and the DWTS dancer said, "They are friends and have been talking. I think they could [become a couple]. Who knows what will happen?"

If the two were to come out and confirm they really are dating, it wouldn't come as much of a surprise.

A source told People earlier this week that Lopez is "already talking about dating" and envisioning "a relationship with a guy who is older and has an established career."

Some might say she should just be alone, but J.Lo has admitted in the past that being alone isn't something she likes.

"I'm one of those people who does not like to be alone," Lopez said in an interview in January. "I have no shame saying that at this point in my life. I think we have to own who we are."

What do you think? Are Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy just friends or could they really be something more?

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