When Maksim Chmerkovskiy returned to Dancing with the Stars on Monday and Tuesday, he was reunited with two of his exes, Karina Smirnoff, and Peta Murgatroyd.
Maks tells RumorFix exclusively, “I was like I have to stop dating within my work environment.”
Joking aside, the Ukrainian hunk says he loved dancing with his ex-fiancee. “From a professional standpoint, Karina is a phenomenal dancer and it’s been amazing fun working with her and putting everything else aside.”
The former couple had several passionate kisses during their dance routine that Karina described as “fun.”
But she admitted to People, “It was a little awkward in the beginning, but once we started, it was great.”
And although Maks and fellow dancer Peta Murgatroyd just broke up in February, he told us, “It’s the same thing with Peta. Peta and I are great.”
She told Extra, “We’re still friends, we still talk. I’m happy, he’s happy. It’s a win-win situation.”
And there’s one more relationship we asked Maks about — the one with the DWTS producers.
“The whole purpose of this was to show people there is no bad blood between production and I. The show and I are on great terms,” he tells RumorFix.
He adds,”They allowed me the time to pursue my things,” but he won’t reveal whether he’ll be dancing on the show next season — even though he’s under contract until 2015.