Maks, 34, sat down with People mag to chat about training with the 27-year-old Olympic ice dancer.
“I noticed that I’m not nervous and I’m not stressing out, like I usually would be,” he shared about the new partnership with Meryl. “I’ve got somebody who is at the top of their game â€“ not a retired athlete with aches and pains and certain physical issues. She is in great shape. She’s in great spirits. I got somebody who doesn’t need to prove herself to anyone…[she's] a normal person. She is so funny, friendly, hard working and physically capable. She’s not dramatic. She’s not ‘too Hollywood.’ I don’t have to tolerate her every rehearsal. I like working with her. I don’t have to suck it up like, ‘Maks â€“ this is the job. Do your job.’ I am just enjoying the time I spend with her.”
And about that training schedule? It’s packed!
“We’ll be on the road and I will be literally training her in between their shows [for Stars on Ice] and then flying back to L.A. every Sunday night for Monday’s show and probably flying out on Tuesday mornings to wherever the next show stop is.”
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