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Amber Rose might have had quite the chemistry with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on the dance floor, but it looks like she’s found a whole different connection with his brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, in real life.
E! News has learned the model and the professional dancer have been spending some time together. In fact, an insider exclusively tells us the two enjoyed a ”flirty” date night together on Wednesday.
We’re told the pair hit up Los Angeles’ newest posh restaurant, Delilah, and got cozy at a private table, holding hands and acting flirtatious.
“They were sitting at a big booth and it was just the two of them sitting very close together in the middle,” our source revealed. “As they were sitting next to each other, their hands intertwined—definitely a date night.”
Our insider also notes their faces were “super close” throughout the dinner, and they were acting very “flirty.”
Amber and Val were also photographed getting cozy at her birthday party over the weekend. However, when asked about the romance rumors and the picture he posted from the celebration, Val played coy. “I can’t control what people think,” he told Entertainment Tonight after DWTS Monday. “I live my life and I try to live it, you know, the way I want to live it.”
Amber has a bit more time for romantic interests now that her moment on Dancing With the Stars has come to an end.
Although she had a good run on the show, the model said she prepared herself to get the boot last week. “Tonight I felt it,” she told E! News following her exit last Monday. “Tonight I prepared myself, honestly, because if I didn’t prepare myself I would’ve seriously been crying right now—”
“Bawling,” Maksim interrupted. Amber nodded, confessing, “Bawling. I’m probably going to go to my trailer and cry after this.”
Maks and Amber spent five weeks dancing together and learned a lot about one another. The DWTS professional told us, if he had to reveal one thing nobody knows about Amber, it’s that she can be incredibly emotional.
Thus, he made sure to comfort her after their exit by posting a sweet note to her on Instagram.
“My dearest Amberony,” he began. “Thank you for some of the best weeks of my @dancingabc career! You’ve not let me down and only made me more and more proud each week. You’ve become a friend and an older sister (although you’re younger….you know what I mean :)), and this is definitely just the beginning of ‘Amber and Maks.'”
He continued, “This experience got cut short and I wish we would have just a few more weeks, but it happened exactly as it were meant to and I have absolutely no regrets. The world has yet to see what you can really do and I can’t wait to be in your corner when it does…. Love, Me.”