"I'm just focused on dancing," the Dancing with the Stars pro toldPeople over the weekend when asked if he's dating the American Idol judge. "I'm not interested in talking about anything other than the show."
Chmerkovskiy was getting ready to perform in Sway: A Dance Trilogy in Westbury, NY. Chmerkovskiy took the stage with fellow Dancing with the Stars pros Peta Murgatroyd and Tony Dovolani as well as former show contestant Zendaya, a Disney Channel actress.
Dating rumors have been circulating for over a month and were further fueled when Chmerkovskiy, 34, attended Lopez's 45th birthday bash at Nammos Estiatorio, a Greek restaurant and lounge, in Southhampton late last week.
Lopez dumped backup dancer-turned-choreographer Casper Smart, 27, earlier this year in an "amicable process," according to an Us Weekly source.
Sources have claimed Lopez and the pro dancer kept in touch after Chmerkovskiy performed with her at the American Music Awards last November. The couple reportedly met through Leah Remini, Lopez's best friend, who had competed on Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars and hopes the two artists will date.
Chmerkovskiy has apparently been single since his last relationship with Sports Illustrated supermodel Kate Upton ended in December although reports had swirled he was dating his Season 18 Dancing with the Stars partner Meryl Davis. Both dancers repeatedly insisted there was nothing romantic going on between them.