Model Kate Upton and former “Dancing with the Stars” hunk Maksim Chmerkovskiy fueled dating rumors when they were spotted holding hands in NYC this weekend.

Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dating Rumors Heat Up
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Both have denied romance rumors in the past. Upton told “Extra” the pair were “just friends,” while Chmerkovskiy said they “go way back.”

Buzz over the twosome  started in June, and this is the first time Kate and Maks have stepped out publicly.

The Sports Illustrated cover model looked casual in workout gear while the pro dancer looked sharp in tight black pants and a pink shirt. Check out the pic!