Kate Upton Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Turn off the lights, the party's over. Well, at least it is for one of the hottest couples evahhhh. Sources have confirmed that Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have split after a mere six months together.

Gah. That was fast. I'm pretty sure it took them longer to admit they were dating than the time they actually spent together as a couple. And now there's really only one thing we want to know. What the heck went wrong?

I mean ... they're both hot and sexy and have all the makings of a passionate celebrity romance, so what broke them up so quickly?

Well, according to an insider who talked to Us Weekly, "They are really good friends still and speak all the time, but their schedules just made it too difficult and it fell apart. [Chmerkovskiy] has a lot of respect for her, but it just wasn't working anymore."

Typical celebrity breakup excuse. They weren't spending enough time together so it made sense to go their separate ways, blah, blah, blah.

While not seeing each other too often does make sense, there has to be more going on here than meets the eye. Let's face it ... Maks is kind of a flirt and is quite popular with the ladies -- so maybe he wanted to keep his options open instead of being tied down?

Huh. I wonder if there's a possiblity of him getting back together with Karina Smirnoff? When Maks was a guest judge on DWTS, they seemed like they still had feelings for each other. Remember how he called her one of the best choreographers ever and she went up to kiss him afterward? (OMG. They SO belong together.)

And then there's the age factor. At 33, Maks definitely has more life experience than 21-year-old Kate. Maybe they are just at different points in their lives and aren't as compatible as they thought.

Whatever the reason for their split, it's kind of a shame to see these two fizzle out. Whether you are a fan of theirs or not -- it's impossible to deny the chemistry they shared.

Why do you think Maks and Kate broke up?

 

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