Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy split up for a number of reasons, some of which might surprise you. The first one, though, is kind of obvious.
“It was the distance. He travels and she travels, and it didn’t work out,” a pal said, adding that the two “were never that serious in the first place.”
Another source begs to differ regarding that second part.
“She liked him and brought him to meet her parents at a football game. She invited him to a lot of family things. She got serious about him quickly."
"He thinks she’s a good person. It just didn’t work out. The fact of the matter is that she is a 21-year-old girl and Maks is 33,” added the insider.
Our source says Maks “panicked” when Kate Upton went apartment-hunting in Manhattan’s Flatiron District to be near his Fort Lee, N.J., residence.
That's when she got the message, and called it off.
"Kate started to get the hint it was over and started to talk about breaking up with him,” says a source. “Then she thought Maks disinvited her to a wedding.”
The New York Daily News' Confidenti@l claims that the couple, who began dating in June, were kaput long before the public ever knew about it.
“They broke up before Thanksgiving,” says our insider. “He’s focused on his career and she’ll soon be going on a major press tour for The Other Woman."
The ex-couple had met through mutual friends and were first snapped together publicly in June, when Maks took her to a 21st birthday dinner.
In August, Maks took Upton home to meet his family in Huntington, L.I. They attended a get-together for Maks’ godmother’s 35th wedding anniversary.
The ex-couple have not spoken since they split.