Maksim, 33, and the Sports Illustrated cover girl, 21, went public with their relationship on September 26th, stepping out and holding hands in New York City.
When Renee asked Val what he thought of Maksim’s new girlfriend, he said, “I approve. Listen, good for him. You know, he’s doing his thing. I’m very happy for him. I hope they could find a certain privacy to enjoy themselves. But overall, I’m happy for them. Regardless, she’s an awesome person and an awesome girl. Listen, I wish them all the best.”
See Val and actress Elizabeth Barkley perform on “Dancing with the Stars," Monday night on ABC.