The 35-year-old pro dancer confirmed the news to People mag about reuniting with his DWTS partner for Sway: A Dance Trilogy in June in New York City.
“I can’t stay away,” Maks gushed. “We love working together. Any opportunity I get to dance with her is welcome.”
He added, “We became close, dear friends on the show. 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.”
While Meryl and Maks won the mirrored ball trophy in Season 18, Amy Purdy was the the runner-up — and she’ll also be joining the show!
“We are huge fans of hers,” Maks added, “she is a good friend of ours. For her to find time to do this, we are very fortunate.”