On Tuesday, spoke to a source who tried to clear some things up. A post shared by Vanessa Lachey (@vanessalachey) on So, that leaves one big question. For those that might be thinking that Maks just needed some time to clear his head, you might be surprised to hear that there’s a chance he will sit out the rest of the season.
Evidently, Maks and Vanessa haven’t seen eye-to-eye; at least, not this week. They both have big personalities and that’s not always the best recipe for a good partnership,” the source said. This isn’t too surprising for fans to hear, given that Maks is known for having a very strong personality, and he’s usually very strict when he’s teaching.
The diamond appeared to end Maks' reputation as the show's untouchably macho stud and Karina's misfortune in love (remember her embarassing fling with dance partner Mario Lopez? They began dating around this time last year, and Maks told reporters that he'd secretly loved Karina for a long time.
In fact, the one and only time he won the Mirror Ball Trophy (with Olympian Meryl Davis), fans couldn’t even get over how much he had calmed down.
The Maks and Meryl dating rumors were red hot for .
DH: It was frustrating [being accused of favoritism], because it discounted my work and how much I put into teaching and choreography. Whatever somebody says about me, that’s a reflection on how they feel and how they are.
I started to realize this wasn’t the person for me. Us: Maks, did you intentionally lead fans to believe you and Meryl Davis were an item back in 2014? It got to the point where we didn’t even know how to continue saying, “No, we’re not dating.” The funny thing is, I’m engaged [to DWTS pro Peta Murgatroyd, 30], I have a baby coming, and there are still people who think Maks and Meryl can be a thing! They showed me it’s all about personality on the show and the chemistry you have with your partner. DH: My first season , I slipped on Jennie Garth’s dress and I dropped her.
I finished, dillydallied for a while, and I was like, "I want to move a little! I love Dancing With the Stars, and if I’m available, I want to do it. Us: In interviews in 2011, you accused the show of favoring Derek! [Laughs.] Us: Cheryl, you were bullied for your weight in 2008.
So, short of taking f–king salsa lessons, I might as well go do Dancing With the Stars! MC: I just literally said everything that everybody else thinks. The producers have changed, and it’s different now. Production has said to me, honestly: “People are complaining, so we’re going to give you this partner, because it seems more difficult.” Then I ended up winning. CB: People are like, “Derek has six Mirrorball Trophies! When I won my first two seasons, people thought it was being rigged. MC: I’m the person who will say something and just move on. This guy says some s–t, and then everybody is like, “Oh, my God, what did he say? But I’ve benefited tremendously from speaking my mind. I have a new understanding that there is more than one way of getting things done. I always joke that I’ve been married and divorced 18 times. I find it ridiculous for an adult human being to “disconnect” from someone. Us: What about Hope Solo, who accused you in 2011 of hitting her? I’ll feel too feminine.” Come on, enjoy the process! He made it a big deal and this led to a fight, which we then had to retake on camera, like, “Can you walk out the door and slam it again? DH: One partner had a meltdown in rehearsal that was so bad, I went over to the camera, ejected the tape and broke it. They said, “You cannot interfere,” but there was no way I was going to let a human being come off like that. A note was sent to a friend telling me I was “disconnected,” as in, I am no longer allowed to be Kirstie’s friend.The new mom and dad didn’t share photos of their son right away, but, instead, tried to give themselves a little privacy before letting the world into their lives. “So this past month and a half, we’ve tried to keep Shai for ourselves, like our little secret that only we get to enjoy — but babies aren’t secrets, and keeping him hidden away forever isn’t realistic or healthy.Now, after taking as much time as we could to enjoy these precious first moments of his life, we’re finally ready to share Shai with the world,” Murgatroyd wrote in a blog post.The couple said their “I do’s” in front of family and friends at Oheka Castle in Long Island, New York. Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd welcomed their son, Shai Aleksandr Chmerkovskiy, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.