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It's about time! After sources told Us Weekly back in June 2013 that Sports Illustrated supermodel Kate Upton and former "Dancing With the Stars" pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy were dating, the couple stepped out holding hands in public in September 2013.

But they still refused to confirm or deny their budding romance, saying that the hand holding didn't necessarily imply that they were dating.

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But when Us Weekly caught up with Maks, 33, at his brother Val Chmerkovskiy's launch of Valentin Clothing in Beverly Hills on Oct. 17, Maksim finally broke his silence about his mysterious connection with the famed swimsuit model and cover girl.

"She's an amazing person," Maksim gushed to Us. "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."

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And Maksim isn't the only Chmerkovskiy brother who is a fan of Upton. Current "DWTS" pro Val, 27, was very enthusiastic about his sibling's girlfriend.

"I think she's awesome," Val (Elizabeth Berkley's partner) told Us. "She's a great girl, and we're great friends. She's an incredible chick and we have a great time."

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Looks like the cat's out of the bag!


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