Following claims that the sexy pair are now dating, the Dancing With the Stars pro’s rep tells In Touch, “They’re just friends. He’s focused on acting and has tunnel vision with his career right now.”
New reports claim that the duo were spotted “holding hands” when they recently dined at Scalinatella in NYC.
But even a source close the Sports Illustrated cover girl denies the alleged romance, saying Maks and Kate have known each other for a long time and that their relationship is strictly platonic.
And while the 21-year-old hasn’t yet denied her new rumored romance, she has dished on what attracts her to a guy.
“I think it’s not on what a guys does, but who they are,” Kate’s said.