'Dating rumours with Jennifer Lopez are annoying'

Written by PTI | New York | Updated: Jul 17 2014, 16:31pm hrs
Ukrainian dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who previously dated Karina Smirnoff and Kate Upton, says romance speculation with Jennifer Lopez means big trouble.

The 'Dancing With The Stars' professional said after news of his dalliance with Jennifer Lopez hit the press a month ago, things hit a new and annoying level in his life, reported New York Daily News.

"I now understand why Hollywood is such a difficult place to have a good relationship in: because there's all these interferences.

"Two people have to be so strong and notice I didn't say 'in love'. They have to be in love, but trust me, there've been situations when two people have been really in love, and all of this gets in the way and it completely ruins it," he said.

Last month it was reported that Lopez, 44, had moved on with Chmerkovskiy after ending her relationship with Casper Smart. Chmerkovskiy and Lopez were then spotted together at Connecticut nightclub Shrine.

"With the Jennifer thing, look, we're friends and... We're friends. This is it. This is where it ends, pretty much."