Maks Chmerkovskiy was seen having lunch with a beautiful brunette at Cipriani in SoHo in New York on Tuesday setting off couples alerts.
Maks and the woman are seen arm in arm — one photo agency even called her his girlfriend.
After checking with some sources, we found out that the lovely lady WAS NOT a date — she’s a family friend. In fact, it’s Nicole Volynets, who used to be Val Chmerkovskiy’s former girlfriend. “They are like brother and sister,” a source tells us.
Dancing with the Stars fans will remember Nicole used to be in the dance troupe.
And, yes, Maks is still dating that beautiful Sports Illustrated model.