The winning couple is reuniting for Chmerkovskiy's show SWAY: A Dance Trilogy on June 5 and 6 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, and the way he gushes about working with his partner again, we can't help but wonder: Is a spring romance in the air? After all, the couple was rumored to be hot and heavy last year on DWTS.
"I can't stay away," he told People of Davis. "We love working together. Any opportunity I get to dance with her is welcome.
"She loves being a part of it, and we love having her," he said. "She's just a pleasure."
And as for those romance rumors? He doesn't exactly say no — but he stops short of confirming that love is in the air.
"We became close, dear friends on the show," Chmerkovskiy said. "There were romance rumors all over the place, but there always are. It's the nature of the show. When you have single people on there, there are assumptions, assumptions and assumptions.
"But what I like is how we came out of it and how our friendship blossomed after that. We didn't let anybody or any of this positive or negative publicity undermine what we think of one another. She is part of the family."
Of course, it's not just the Maksim and Meryl show. DWTS pros Tony Dovolani, Jenna Johnson, Artem Chigvintsev, Henry Byalikov, Serge Onik and Emma Slater and Peta Murgatroyd — herself rumored to have dated a Dancing partner — will star, as well as his brother, Val Chmerkovskiy.
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