Should have seen this one coming from a mile away! Reality TV hotheads, Abby Lee Miller and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were thrown together Monday night when Abby was a guest-judge on the ABC megahit Dancing With the Stars.
Abby Lee Miller, the star of Lifetime's Dance Moms, has become famous for her aggressive — I say mean, controlling and detrimental to children — style of teaching dance. And Maks has always been the bad boy of DWTS. So when she has some harsh words for front-runners Maks and Meryl Davis, Maks immediately shot back, telling Erin Andrews, ""I really don't care for anything she has to say."
Was anyone surprised that was his response? Really?
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Maksim and his partner, gold medal-winning ice dancer Meryl Davis, have been at the top or near the top every week so far on season 18 of Dancing with the stars. But that all changed Monday night when their sensual rumba put them at the bottom of the leader board.
And fireworks ensued when Abby Lee Miller criticized Meryl's footwork and was much more harsh than any of the other judges.
Afterwards, Abby told E! News "I don't think it was hurtful to me, no sweat off of my back. But I think it was a little disrespectful to ABC and to Dancing With the Stars and to a judge."
So was that then end? Not even close! Of course Maks got the last word, telling E! News, "I just answered the question. Someone asked me a question and I answered it," he explained. "That's what it was…I can't lie, but you'll see it on my face. It is what it is. My thing is that I am just enjoying this process, so Maks is back, not back, whatever…you have no idea who Maks is. This is me, this is how I want to be. I just want to have fun and enjoy myself."
Now that we have that out of the way, can we just talk for a minute about the undeniable chemistry between Maks and Meryl? Now, Maks has been rumored to have dated his celebrity partners before — Hello Erin Andrews — but these two are just so cute. And they have something that none of his partners have had before, they are both professional dancers.
In the package leading up to their performance Meryl said that despite his "scary" image, Maks is really just a "big teddy bear." And with her, he kind of is. "I think it's clear that we're both going to try to maintain whatever it is we have way past the show."
All together now – Ahhhhhhhhh.
TELL US! WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MAKSIM FIRING BACK AT A JUDGE? DISRESPECTFUL? DO YOU THINK HE AND MERYL ARE MORE THAN JUST PARTNERS?
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