Melrose – new photos show that Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd have rekindled their romance.

The former Dancing With the Stars coworkers were caught holding hands outside West Hollywood’s Craig’s restaurant on Monday, May 11, Us reports.

The sexy DWTS pros dated for about a year from 2012-2013 but are now back together.

While waiting for their car outside Craig’s Restaurant in Melrose, CA, Maks and Peta smiled big and posed together for paparazzi as they held hands. They didn’t really answer the photogs’ questions, such as what they think about American Idol‘s cancellation or if Maks has plans to return to DWTS in the future, but these two are so beautiful that we’re okay just looking at them in silence.

“Its been going on for while, He doesn’t want it to go public but obviously he was caught,” according to one source.

On May 4, Peta posted a photo of the pair snuggling up while watching this season of DWTS and captioned it: “Ice packs and #dwts #couchpotatoes.” The pair looked cozy on the couch together as they watched their friends compete for the Mirror Ball Trophy (Peta and her partner, Michael Sam, were eliminated last month).

maks and peta

maks and peta