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“I’m grateful for everything that happened [with Karina].

People who come and go in my life, I learn from them no matter if you’re here for a minute or supposedly a lifetime.” And Maks has already found plenty to admire in the new lady in his life.

I was still in my sneakers, and he just said, ‘Come on, let’s go.’ He’s been so protective.

He’s genuinely worried about me, and I think that’s so sweet and compassionate. “I text her 10 million times a day: ‘Do you need anything? ’ It took her a while to realize I’m not sucking up to her like most everybody else in her life. This is real.” It’s a far cry from Maks’ last love affair, which had its own share of drama.

"The two did not want to be photographed together and did the best they could to avoid the cameras," a source told E! "They left the event around midnight and went to Catch sushi bar, that turns into a club.

The two partied until the early hours."One thing's for sure: these two make one hot couple!

” Making it easier to keep on dancing has been Maks, whom she has found comfort in on and off the dance floor.

The two frequently dine together long after rehearsal is over-“He knows all the great places to go,” she gushes-and he’s taken on an informal bodyguard role as Erin, who is based in Atlanta, adjusts to a new life in Los Angeles.

I really do like her.” As for whether that “like” will build into something that lasts after the music stops, the couple are happy to keep hope alive. Now it’s almost like we’re past dating….” She grins at Maks and playfully adds, “Now we’re working on a kid!

“I’m insane and she’s insane, and together, who knows where we can go? ” If not a ballroom baby, at least a few more kisses, Maks says.

partner close to his chest, wrapping his powerful arms around her.