June 3, 2014 at 11:24 am

Reports: Verlander acquaintance Kate Upton photographed with dashing ex

Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, according to reports. (Instagram)

Wonder what JV thinks of this.

Tigers superstar Justin Verlander and his girlfriend(?) -- noted bikini model Kate Upton -- were last seen together in public when they took a behind-the-scenes tour of Fenway Park when the team was in Boston for a three-game series in May.

The lovely Ms. Upton, however, on Saturday was pictured with her arm around an ex -- the dashing Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- at the TAO restaurant in New York, according to multiple media reports.

Chmerkovskiy posted a photo on Instrgram, but later deleted it, according to reports.

Chmerkovskiy, 34, is a Latin ballroom dancer. He recently won the "Dancing with the Stars" competition with Michigan's own Meryl Davis. Plus, he has his own nifty website, and it has pictures of him with his shirt unbuttoned!!!