Pop star Aaron Carter has laughed off rumours he's romancing his Dancing With The Stars partner Karina Smirnoff.
Newly-single Smirnoff, who split from her fiance Maksim Chmerkovskiy last month (Sep09), is putting the singer through his paces on the hit U.S. reality show and their steamy performances have sparked speculation they're dating.
But Carter, 21, insists he would never take advantage of a broken-hearted girl.
He tells People.com, "We have a lot of respect for each other and I have a lot of respect for her. She's a lady and I'm going to treat her like that. She just went through a break-up so it's important to respect her.
"She's incredible. She's dealing with a lot of stuff (but) what's amazing is that she's got her head up high and doing an amazing job."