Jennifer Lopez's rumoured new love interest says he isn't ''a scumbag.''

The 'On The Floor' hitmaker has been linked to Maksim Chmerkovskiy since splitting from Casper Smart earlier this year, and he insists rumours linking him to other people aren't true and he thinks ''she's great.''

Asked about the 45-year-old beauty, he said: ''Yes, she's great, I have fun. And while other names are out there ... I am not a scumbag.''

He added: ''I am a hopeless romantic who falls in lust and gets in trouble. I love my work and am very productive, yet I always find time to play.''

Jennifer recently admitted she was left ''really hurt'' following her split from backup dancer Casper, 25, in June.

She said: ''Each time it goes wrong, it's hard. I get really hurt but I have to let myself go, 'What did I do? What can I learn?' And as hard and as hurtful as things get, I want to believe I will be able to go one step higher.

''I've got to hope that if I keep going I will eventually get it right.''

Meanwhile, former 'Dancing with the Stars' performer Maksim, 34, is eager to carve out a career as an actor after quitting the reality TV series despite winning last season.

He told People.com: ''I was a dancing pro on the show for about a decade, and I needed the trophy to show for it.''

He added: ''I still watch the show, because it is part of me and will be 50 years from now.''