Professional dancer Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy and his partner Olympic gold medalist and ice skater Meryl Davis were named the champions for the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars.
When their names were announced, the two almost kissed, sparking rumors that they are dating. However, neither of them have confirmed or denied the rumors.
Val Chmerkovskiy, Maks’ brother who is also on the show, said that his brother has never adored another woman as much as he adores Davis. “She’s precious, and he’s gentle with her because he wants to see her shine and he won’t want to hurt her,” Val said. “He definitely loves her, and I know she loves him back,” he continued.
In an interview with US Weekly, Davis said that participating in the show was very challenging for her. “You get to know people in really fun moments and in really challenging moments,” she said. Davis also said that many of the relationships from the show continue to flourish even after the show is over. Many are thinking that her statement may refer to her possible romantic involvement with Chmerkovskiy.
Chmerkovskiy and Davis’ partnership was successful from the start of the show. Their efforts and undeniable chemistry propelled them to the finals where they went against paralympian Amy Purdy and Derek Hough.
Fans of the show also noticed that having Davis as a partner made Chmerkovskiy change. Instead of having a tough exterior, like what he has been showing the previous seasons, fans got a glimpse of his softer side this season.
Dr. Lillian Glass, a body language expert, reported that Chmerkovskiy is protective of Davis, and that they have a real romance going on. “They are completely connected and their chemistry is undeniable. She is more soft spoken and Maks is out there front and center,” Dr. Glass said.
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When asked if they will keep on dancing after the show, Chmerkovskiy answered, “We will, but not immediately, not right now!”
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