Maksim Chmerkovskiy Admits Relationship With Meryl Davis Is Real | CafeMom
It helps to be the will-they-won't-they couple of the season: Olympic champion ice dancer Meryl Davis and pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Meryl Davis, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Poll Results Now share your Vote. Did You Know These Dancing With the Stars Relationships Happened Off the Show?. Dancing With the Stars Season 18 champions Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have finally said the words “we're not dating” (or at least.
Her withdrawal gave them a finish in 10th place. They were eliminated second in the competition, giving the pair a finish of 12th place. In the ninth season, he was paired with actress Debi Mazarduring which they were eliminated fourth.
Halfway through season 9, Chmerkovskiy partnered Joanna Krupa for one week while Derek Hough was ill. For season 11, Chmerkovskiy partnered with singer and actress, Brandy. They made it to the semi-finals but were eliminated with a fourth-place finish. On week 3, his leg gave out causing her to fall heavily on him, earning 21 points out of In Solo's book, A Memoir of Hope, she wrote that Chmerkovskiy treated her roughly, once slapping her during a rehearsal.
Seasons 14—18[ edit ] For season 14, he was partnered with actress Melissa Gilbert. In week 4, while performing the paso doble, Gilbert hit her head on the dance floor and suffered a mild concussion.
She was rushed to the hospital and was unable to be at the results show the following night. The couple was called safe. Chmerkovskiy also suffered an injury, pulling a muscle in his shoulder. The couple was eliminated four weeks later, finishing in fifth place. For season 15, an All-Stars season, Maksim returned to the dance floor with previous partner, Kirstie Alley.
In week 1, they received the second-lowest score, Alley and Chmerkovskiy earned Alley and Chmerkovskiy were eliminated in week 8 alongside Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd in a double elimination. Prior to the full cast announcement, US Weekly reported Chmerkovskiy would return to Dancing for season 18 after a two-season break. I'm not going to say it was exactly how I imagined it to be. It took me many years to stop imagining winning and just do my job.
I was happy with the season. Any outcome would've been great. It's funny because it's Meryl's win. The show made a huge point about this win being about me, and that felt really uncomfortable, to be honest with you.
Meryl allowed me to bask in it a little bit, but that's our relationship. Everything that happened this year would not have happened had it not been for her. You guys have gotten a lot of mileage out of the romance speculation. How much of that was played up for show?
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Set the record straight. Our relationship is very real. It's going to go beyond Dancing with the Stars for sure.
As far as what everybody is asking romantically, these things will never be answered by me. You're going to see things in tabloids and pictures, and you have people gossiping and making up their own stories, but I will never speak about my personal life.
The show really milked it too. I think the show never had a couple like Meryl and me.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Admits Relationship With Meryl Davis Is Real
We had these stories on the floor that gave a completely new depth to our show. Between what we did and what Derek was able to do with Amythis season has been absolutely remarkable.
We had unbelievable dancers. Nobody, I think, came close to Meryl and me, just by sheer passion. That passion, that togetherness and that look in each other's eyes — yes, some of it was necessary for the dances to be what they needed to be from a performance standpoint. Most of it was coming from a very real spot. We connected right away and it was extremely creative. Dancing 's Meryl Davis on toughest routine, chemistry with Maks and what's next Almost every season without fail, there's a huge Maks temper tantrum midway.
You got frustrated this season, but it never went over-the-top. One thing that was amazing this season was I felt a lot of support. This was the first time I was like, "So that's what it feels like when people are rooting for you. There were tense moments, but that tension wasn't produced in the form of, "He's the bad guy" again.
It was more, "This stuff is getting to him because it's so close and so real. I won't remember this season for Julianne's comment or Abby Lee [Miller ]. I will remember the season because it was amazing, just like [my past ones].
The difference is it culminated in a win. It's one of those things that is very hard to understand if you have not competed your entire life. Why is it so important to win? It's an athlete thing to say.Meryl and Maks- All of the Stars
Without that, you don't have the drive. If there's no difference between second and last, I can just skate by and phone it in — pun intended — and end up last and still be happy. But how long does that happiness last? I have a trophy that validates nine years of being on Dancing with the Stars. It happened this year, it happened this way, and I guess that's the way it's meant to be.
A lot of people still feel that you and Mel were robbed. Does that loss and waiting seven more years to finally win make you appreciate this more? I would've appreciated it had I won with Mel. If they had called Amy and Derek as the winners, all would be right in the world.
There would be no riots or outcry because Amy is just as deserving of that win.
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Every couple is different. I watch [Mel and myself] back and I'm very proud. Amy, what do you say?
It's crazy what she was able to achieve. That's exactly what the show is about. It's the first time that I understood it. When I was standing there, I wasn't nervous. I was just thinking, "I get it now. Because art is subjective. Yes, and everybody dances to the best of their ability and when they do and they feel it, it's their best dance.
It's hard for us to understand because we keep comparing people's cha-chas and everything. I don't think Diana Nyad 's dance was any worse than Meryl and mine; it was just hers. That realization nine years later, it was like, "You're an idiot. You finally got it. I thought I'm a nobody until I win. That's why I got even angrier because I was trying to win one to validate my effort, to be worthy of being here.
The more I tried, the less I could do it. Finally, I get here and I don't care about winning. I just wanted to do it and no longer for anybody's approval. And this is the season I get Meryl. How important was it to take the past two seasons off?
It was more than important. I was done with the show. I was rooting for Val and Tony and my friends, but I had no plans to come back. I had no plans to the point even if it financially kills me.
My goal was always to win and walk away, but I never won, so I could never walk away. That would not make me happy had I walked away without a win. But throughout my life, that's what's happened.
I never won a world ballroom title, but I left ballroom dancing competitively. And same thing on Dancing with the Stars. What did you do last year? I spent a lot of time taking acting lessons. Actors have no inhibitions and I'm inhibited by everything.
To be able to make fun of yourself is a skill and a liberating experience. With that, I ended up on Broadway with Karina. I have to give her credit because that experience made me fall in love with dancing again, the art of it that I was never able to put into a sentence.
If you look back [at my blogs ], I definitely don't sound like this. I don't use words like "passion for dance," "made me fall in love.