Jennifer Lopez, who recently split from dancer Casper Smart, is already being linked to Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Jennifer Lopez Dating Maksim Chmerkovskiy?

Lopez, 44, first met Chmerkovksiy back when her best friend Leah Remini was competing on Dancing With the Stars and were introduced by the King of Queens actress. Lopez later invited Chmerkovskiy to be her dance partner onstage at the American Music Awards last fall.

"He danced with her at the AMAs and they kept in touch," a friend of the singer told People magazine. When asked if they’ll be coming out as a full-fledged couple anytime soon, the friend said, "I think they could. Who knows what will happen?"

In late March, Lopez and Remini were both in attendance at Maks’ brother Val Chmerkovsiy’s birthday party in Los Angeles at The Redbury Hotel. The singer and actress reportedly took her leave of the festivities around 1 a.m.

Lopez and Smart's split after two and a half years of dating was confirmed earlier this week.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has also been linked to his Dancing With the Stars partner, Olympic gold medaling ice dancer Meryl Davis.

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