Even though Maksim Chmerkovskiy has taken breaks from Dancing With the Stars before, it’s hard to imagine the show without him on a permanent basis, but apparently Maks is so done with the show. Who knows if this is true forever, but he does seem pretty serious this time.
And you know what? It makes sense. He is engaged to Peta Murgatroyd and they are expecting their first child together soon, so it is perfectly valid and actually refreshing that he would want to focus on his family life even though he has a red hot career on such a popular reality TV show.
Happy Tuesday. Only three and half more days til the weekend. In the meantime, let’s see what our reality stars are up to this week. Above, Lisa Rinna attended a special “Watch What Happens-Live on Stage” afterparty at Revolver Video Bar.
A new week means a new gallery of the reality TV stars showing off, throwing shade, or sharing snapshots on Twitter and Instagram. Then there’s Bethenny Frankel, in a category all of her own, Skinnygirl! Everything! Forever!, showing off her bikini body while promoting her watermelon line.
Maksim revealed to Us Weekly about why he decided to return to DWTS after sitting out two seasons. “I was on tour with my brother Val this summer. I finished, dillydallied for a while, and I was like, “I want to move a little! So, short of taking f–king salsa lessons, I might as well go do Dancing With the Stars!” My tenure on DWTS was constantly tumultuous. There was always negativity. But this tour was a very cathartic experience. It focused on life through dance, how we got here. Things that bothered me before no longer did.”
I never thought Dancing With The Stars would last for so long, but it really is a reality TV staple at this point. It has revived the careers of plenty of celebs and has turned the professional dancers into stars.
Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, and Maks Chmerkovskiy have been around for a long time, and at this point, they are actually more famous than some of the “stars” they are dance with. Not only that, but there has been much gossip about all of them, including rumors of rivalries.
Maksleft the show in season 18 after a difficult season and amid rumors that he was tired of favoritism on the show. His brother has consistently remained a pro and it is Val Chmerkovskiy whom we have to thank for convincing ‘The Hotness’ to make his comeback, and also for Maks being in the best shape of his life. C’mon Season 23 – get here quick for the shirtless Maks dances!
And they are not the only reality TV couple with a baby on the way. Everyone loves to hate on Bachelor and Bachelorette for producing and hyping up couples that do not last forever. Yes, the success rate for the franchise is less than stellar, but there are some exceptions. Case in point, Ashley Hebert fell in love with J.P. Rosenbaum during her season. They got married and had an adorable son named Ford together. And they just announced that their family is about to get even cuter.
From Oscar parties to Vegas getaways, the reality stars were out and about this weekend and we have the photos to prove it. Above The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore was seen attending an Oscar party thrown by Mercedes-Benz and also at a Black Hollywood celebration event hosted by Ebony Magazine.