Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Break up After Six Months

Kate Upton is back on the market. The Sports Illustrated model and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have indeed gone their separate ways.

The Sports Illustrated model and her boyfriend of six months, “Dancing with the Stars” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, have parted ways. Photo: Defunct Online/ Flickr

Blond bombshell Kate Upton and dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy are no longer together, after six-month relationship.

Kate and the 33-year-old Maksim apparently had trouble keeping the relationship going with their busy schedules and so decided to break up, Us Weekly has reported.

“They are really good friends still and speak all the time, but their schedules just made it too difficult and it fell apart,” a source was quoted telling the magazine.

“[Chmerkovskiy] has a lot of respect for her, but it just wasn’t working anymore.”

However, according to a friend of the former couple, reports of a breakup are actually “a little over the top.”

“It was never really that serious,” the source says, characterizing Kate and Maks’ relationship as “more like friends-with-benefits than anything else.”

“Things actually fizzled out between them in September,” the insider adds. “Maks moved to L.A. for his acting career and Kate relocated to NYC. After that, they actually didn’t see very much of each other. There’s no hard feelings, I’m sure they’ll remain friendly.”

He and Kate were actually first photographed holding hands in public at the end of September after about six months of low-key dating—and they apparently saw at least a little of each other after that.

Maksim, who returned to “Dancing With the Stars” as a guest judge last month, said that his relationship with Kate Upton took him by surprise.

“She’s an amazing person,” the ballroom dance champion said of the model.

“We have an incredible time together, and, you know, I definitely didn’t see that coming and I think neither did she,” Chmerkovskiy added. “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.”

Chmerkovskiy’s brother, Val, also had nothing but good things to say about Upton.

“I think she’s awesome,” he said. “She’s a great girl, and we’re great friends. She’s an incredible chick and we have a great time.”

The Sports Illustrated cover girl and former Dancing with the Stars pro solidified their romance during an intimate dinner at Scalinatella in New York City to celebrate Upton’s 21st birthday in June.

Upton and Chmerkovskiy were first spotted walking around New York City’s West Village holding hands in September, and a rep confirmed that they were dating. A source said they “did not want to be photographed together and did the best they could to avoid the cameras.”

With Kate Upton being single again, there are likely to be plenty of rumors surrounding her heading into the new year. Kate Upton has recently made the transition from modeling to acting. She is currently filming “The Other Woman” with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Kinney.

The shapely beauty puts her famous curves on display in the comedy’s new trailer, which sees her running along a beach in a white bikini.

Kate tweeted the trailer on her Twitter account, excitedly writing: “Had so much fun with these girls- #LeslieMann and @CameronDiaz… Check it out!”

In November, it was reported that Upton was in talks for the upcoming “Entourage” movie and could play the female lead.

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