Are Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dating?

06/11/2014 at 07:15 PM EDT

Are Jennifer Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dating?
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Jennifer Lopez at the American Music Awards last November
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Does Jennifer Lopez have a new man in her life?

The recently single singer has been busy promoting her latest studio album A.K.A. (out June 17), but she's found a little time for Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, sources tell PEOPLE.

Lopez, 44, met the dancing hunk, 34, through her best friend Leah Remini and her DWTS partner Tony Dovolani, but the two have been taking it slow due to work commitments.

"He danced with her at the [American Music Awards last November] and they kept in touch," a friend of the singer's tells PEOPLE.



Says another source who knows both Lopez and Chmerkovskiy: "They are friends and have been talking."

Indeed, Lopez – and Remini – were on hand for Maksim's brother Val Chmerkovskiy's 28th birthday in Los Angeles in late March. Celebrating along the 70 other guests, including Candace Cameron Bure, the singer "drank wine and snacked on pizza" before leaving the festivities at The Redbury Hotel after 1 a.m.

So will the duo be out and about as a full-fledged couple any time soon? "I think they could. Who knows what will happen?" muses the Lopez pal.



The "First Love" singer's split from Casper Smart was announced earlier this week and the choreographer seems to be moving on as well. Smart was spotted out and about with friends at the Maxim Hot 100's Patron-sponsored bash in Los Angeles Tuesday night.

"He was flirting with girls and having the best time," says a partygoer.

Reps for both Lopez and Chmerkovskiy declined to comment.

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