Maks was on the series for 14 seasons and won the Mirrorball Trophy in 2014 with Olympic ice dancer, Meryl Davis.
He left the series after the win but has returned to act as a guest judge and from season 23, much to the fans delight, returned to the dance floor.
”Maksim DID date (and was engaged to) fellow pro dancer Karina Smirnoff, but he says it’s not an issue.
Maks first appeared on Dancing with the Stars on the second season as a professional dancer.
And nobody had my back, nobody helped with the situation. ”Derek Hough and Cheryl Burke also shared their two cents on a slew of topics in the same interview. TELL US – ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT TONIGHT’S SEASON KICK-OFF?
I felt betrayed.”On partner-pro romances, Maksim says there was never any truth to him dating Meryl Davis. 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, I have a baby coming, and there are still people who think Maks and Meryl can be a thing! I’m a very easy person when it comes to not giving f–ks.
Maks is married to Dancing with the Stars pro, Peta Murgatroyd and in January 2017 they had their first child, a son, Shai.
Valentin “Val” Chmerkovskiy was born in Odessa, Ukraine to an engineer mother and marine merchant father.
Maksim revealed to Us Weekly about why he decided to return to DWTS after sitting out two seasons. I finished, dillydallied for a while, and I was like, “I want to move a little! But everyone is entitled to their own insanity.”On that nasty Hope Solo rumor (she accused Maks of being rough with her).