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Former "Dancing With the Stars" pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy has denied recent rumors he is dating supermodel Kate Upton.

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The Ukrainian hunk was recently linked to the Sports Illustrated model after they were recently spotted dining together at Scalinatella in New York.

While onlookers told Us Weekly magazine that the pair was openly affectionate, Chmerkovskiy's representative tells Access Hollywood that the two are "just friends."

Chmerkovskiy was previously engaged to fellow "DWTS" pro Karina Smirnoff, and split from another dancer, Peta Murgatroyd, earlier this year, while Upton has previously been linked to baseball star Justin Verlander and Sean "Diddy" Combs.

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