Jennifer Lopez has reportedly been dating Maksim Chmerkovsky.

The 'On the Floor' hitmaker announced last week that she had split with backing dancer Casper Smart and it's now been revealed that she's been meeting up with the 'Dancing with the Stars' professional.

A source said: ''It's really new.

Another source told People magazine: ''They are friends and have been talking.''

The 44-year-old star - who was introduced to Maksim by her best friend Leah Remini - performed with the 34-year-old dancer at the American Music Awards last November, and although nothing happened between them at the time, their chemistry was reportedly undeniable.

A source told the New York Daily News newspaper's Confidenti@l column: ''You saw [their chemistry] at the AMA's?''

The pair were also spotted at Maxim's brother Val's birthday party at the Redbury Hotel in Los Angeles, California in March where they were said to be ''inseparable''.

A source told Life & Style magazine: ''At one point, he put his arm around her waist and they seemed to be locked in a very passionate conversation.''

Friends of Jennifer's now think it's only a matter of time before she goes public with her new romance.