11:26 AM EDT 05/22/2015
Originally posted 05/19/2015 06:20PM
For all those hoping Maksim Chmerkovskiy will return to Dancing with the Stars, don't hold your breath.
The pro dancer recently revealed in a Glamour magazine interview that he would "definitely not" be returning to the show.
"You have to walk away when the time is right, and the time was right, " he says, adding, "I think the change of guard is necessary."
Originally posted 05/15/2015 12:55PM
They were one of the most classic pairings ever on Dancing with the Stars, with electric chemistry, rumors of off-screen romance and moves that carried them to a third-place finish.
Now, five years later, Erin Andrews recalls meeting Maksim Chmerkovskiy for the first time – and just being terrified.
"When I first met Maks, I broke out in hives because I was like, 'Wow, you really are delicious, and I cannot walk in heels,' " Andrews said Thursday at "An Evening with Dancing with the Stars" – an event at the Paley Center in Los Angeles featuring a panel discussion about the show.
Originally posted 05/13/2015 08:30AM
Dancing with the Stars pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were spotted holding hands while leaving the West Hollywood eatery Craig's on Monday night.
Clearly romance was still in the air following DWTS contestant Noah Galloway's on-air proposal earlier that night. Though Murgatroyd, 28, and her partner for this season, Michael Sam, were eliminated in early April, she posted a photo to Instagram last week of herself and Chmerkovskiy, 35, keeping up on DWTS last week.
Originally posted 04/21/2015 03:45PM
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, you're needed back in the ballroom for a very special birthday party!
ABC announced the all-star lineup for its Dancing with the Stars 10th anniversary special planned for April 28. Chmerkovskiy and other fan favorites will return to perform in the episode that will reflect on the show's last decade – and feature its largest opening number ever, with 46 stars.
Nine Mirrorball Trophy winners are scheduled to appear, including season 18 winners Meryl Davis and Chmerkovskiy, 35, and reigning champs Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson. Other performers include Chelsea Kane, Kristi Yamaguchi, Amy Purdy, Maria Menounos, Amber Riley, Melissa Rycroft and Kelly Monaco.
Originally posted 04/08/2015 04:15PM
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis just can't stay away from each other.
The pair, who scored the top prize on Dancing with the Stars in 2014, will be reuniting at his upcoming dance extravaganza, SWAY: A Dance Trilogy, on June 5 and 6 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
"I can't stay away," Chmerkovskiy, 35, tells PEOPLE about his former dance partner. "We love working together. Any opportunity I get to dance with her is welcome."
Originally posted 03/25/2015 07:55PM
There's no doubt the Dancing with the Stars crew knows how to throw a party.
Originally posted 01/23/2015 05:30PM
He's been linked to superstar Jennifer Lopez and model Kate Upton, but turns out Maksim Chmerkovskiy's heart has always belonged to Peta Murgatroyd.
Originally posted 10/23/2014 10:00AM
They're ready for a curtain call!
Originally posted 09/30/2014 10:25AM
This hoofer is kicking up his heels.
After winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars with Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis earlier this year, Maksim Chmerkovskiy knew it was time to move on professionally, if not personally.
Originally posted 09/02/2014 03:45PM
After three failed marriages, a high-profile broken engagement and a recent split from Casper Smart, Jennifer Lopez has officially been around the block romantically – and she knows it.
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