11:12 AM EDT 04/13/2016
Dancing with the Stars' Val Chmerkovskiy on Marla Maples: 'She's So Much More than Donald Trump's Ex-Wife
Originally posted 04/12/2016 09:20AM
Valentin Chmerkovskiy has a ton of respect for Marla Maples – and not just for her skills on the dance floor.
"I want to commend Marla on her grace," Chmerkovskiy told reporters after Monday's episode of Dancing with the Stars of this week's eliminated contestant. "I hope she leaves with a great feeling. She had a great showing, and it was sad that she had to go."
Chmerkovskiy – who, along with his partner Ginger Zee, tied for Monday's highest scores – thinks there's one aspect of the show that Maples dealt with particularly well: being introduced as "the former Mrs. Donald Trump" week after week.
Originally posted 02/12/2016 10:00AM
Dancing with the Stars' favorite bare-chested bros, Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, are officially headed out on tour together – and they have a very brotherly reason for being excited to hit the road together.
"We are going to tell the story of how we got where we are," Maks says in the current issue of PEOPLE of their upcoming autobiographical show. "I'm excited to set the record straight: Who is taller? Who has better hair? Who has better hair? Who is better looking? All those things are very important."
Originally posted 02/01/2016 05:00PM
A family is suing Val Chmerkovskiy for allegedly sharing a meme that mocks their daughter, who has Down syndrome.
According to the lawsuit obtained by PEOPLE, Chmerkovskiy shared a meme of the girl, which includes a photo of her drinking a soda along with the text, "Letting your kid become obese should be considered child abuse."
Originally posted 09/14/2015 11:30AM
Val Chmerkovskiy is no stranger to dancing for votes, but one recent event the Dancing with the Stars pro was dancing for smiles.
Originally posted 08/14/2015 06:25PM
Dancing With the Stars champs Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd dazzled the Disney Legends Awards crowd with a waltz to Sleeping Beauty's "Once Upon a Dream" at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on Friday, but Chmerkovskiy told PEOPLE he is clear-eyed about the effusive praise heaped upon him days ago by his winning partner Rumer Willis.
"This is a person I don't expect anything less from," he says. "That's the first thing I noticed about her, was the amount of gratitude she exudes towards the people that care about her and the opportunities that she gets."
Chmerkovskiy adds, "She's an incredible person, very humble and very talented and that's one of the reasons why we worked out so well is because I was very much inspired by her and her spirit and her energy, and I gave her my all. She obviously reciprocated that."
Originally posted 06/08/2015 03:45PM
A Family Affair!!! Filled with love pride and awe for @TheRue & @iamValC #TeamValenRue pic.twitter.com/Tex5Xl28tO— Demi Moore (@justdemi) May 20, 2015 Rumer Willis came home with much more than the Dancing with the Stars crown last month, says her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy.
Rumer Willis Posts Funny Video of Val Chmerkovskiy Amid Denials She's Dating Tye Blue: 'I'm Not His Type'
Originally posted 05/27/2015 10:40AM
There's nothing like a turn on Dancing with the Stars to kick the rumors of your love life into overdrive, as Rumer Willis has discovered.
However, she's taking it in stride. Following their Mirrorball Trophy win, Willis is still friendly with her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, and late on Tuesday, she posted a cute Dubsmash of Chmerkovskiy's "audition" for the next Despicable Me movie.
Earlier that day, Chmerkovskiy and Willis were snapped enjoying a friendly lunch date in Beverly Hills.
Originally posted 05/20/2015 04:00PM
"You have my keys?" Val Chmerkovskiy asks his dancer partner, Rumer Willis. "Because we can't perform without keys."
These statements weren't actually uttered backstage at Dancing with the Stars, but it really, really looks like they were in this hilarious new video, "Not Good Lip Reading – Dancing with the Stars," posted on the DWTS YouTube channel.
The premise is simple. The results? Magnificent.
Originally posted 05/20/2015 01:25AM
After 10 weeks, 13 episodes and a two-hour finale highlighting them all, Dancing with the Stars season 20 is officially in the books, dance fans. And as usual, it was a season filled with countless incredible dances and a handful of painful ones, stars that made us roll our eyes and stars that made us cry, rewarding victories and astonishing exits, medical miracles and plenty of gratuitous Chmerkovskiy chest.
Before we get to the final fusion dances and the last, agonizing three minutes, let's take a look at that jam-packed first hour.
Originally posted 05/20/2015 12:55AM
Spoilers from Dancing with the Stars' 20th season finale follow.
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