"Dancing with the Stars" contestant Peta Murgatroyd reportedly wants to rekindle romance with ex-boyfriend Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy are competing against each other in "DWTS" to win the coveted mirror ball trophy.
"Peta has wanted Maksim back ever since they broke up," an insider told Radar Online. "She's not over him."
The couple called it quits last February after dating for ten months. However, now the 27-year-old is apparently going out of her way to get back with Chmerkovskiy. She is also said to have befriended Chmerkovskiy's brother Val Chmerkovskiy.
"She has gotten very close with Val and has really become Val's best friend...in an effort to win Maksim back. She goes out with Val. She hangs out with him in the hopes that her friendship with Val will help her reconnect with Maksim," the source added.
Intrestingly, since the beginning of "DWTS", Murgatroyd has been linked to her dancing partner James Maslow. The two have been sparking romance rumors with their intimate and heated dance performances.
However, buzz suggests that Murgatroyd is merely pretending to be in a relationship with Maslow.
"The relationship with James is fake," the source said. "She is just using...James to make Maksim jealous."
Meanwhile, Chmerkovskiy is rumored to be in a relationship with his dance partner Meryl Davis. The two were reportedly seen kissing backstage.
"It's even more intense off screen than it is on screen," Hollywoodlife quoted a source from Life & Style magazine. "There were no cameras on them, but Maks was spotted kissing her and hugging her. They seem super close, and it is definitely not just for the cameras. Everyone on set has noticed their chemistry."
The chemistry between Chmerkovskiy and Davis is evident and they are said to have a sensual connection.
On May 6 Davis even shared an intimate photo with Chmerkovskiy on her Twitter account. In the photo the two could be seen in a tight embrace.
"Thank you to @maksimc for another beautiful evening on #dwts18 @DancingABC," Davis captioned the photo.