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Val Chmerkovskiy & Jenna Johnson Are Couples Costume Goals at Maxim's Halloween Party

Val Chmerkovskiy & Jenna Johnson Are Couples Costume Goals at Maxim's Halloween Party

Peta Murgatroyd, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson, and Val Chmerkoskiy take a group photo while attending the 2017 Maxim Halloween Party on Saturday (October 21) in Los Angeles.

The Dancing With The Stars pro dancers were also joined by fellow pro Sharna Burgess, who dressed up in a Harry Potter outfit.

A week earlier, the couples stepped out for another double date night at Craig’s in West Hollywood.

The song and dance list for Monday night’s (October 23) episode of Dancing With The Stars was released. Be sure to see what Peta, Maksim, and Val will be dancing to and tune in Monday night to catch their routines!

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Val Chmerkovskiy Brings Jenna Johnson on Double Date Night!

Val Chmerkovskiy Brings Jenna Johnson on Double Date Night!

Val Chmerkovskiy and his girlfriend, professional dancer Jenna Johnson, looked so cute together over the weekend!

The DWTS couple caught up with his brother and fellow DWTS couple Maksim Chmerkovskiy and wife Peta Murgatroyd for dinner at Craig’s in West Hollywood.

This season on Dancing with the Stars, Val is partnered with Victoria Arlen, and Maks is partnered with Vanessa Lachey. Peta has been dancing with Vanessa‘s husband, Nick Lachey! Be sure to tune in to DWTS tonight to catch the latest episode. JJJ will be live blogging the show as well.

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Peta Murgatroyd Addresses Drama Between Husband Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Vanessa Lachey on DWTS

Peta Murgatroyd Addresses Drama Between Husband Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Vanessa Lachey on DWTS

Peta Murgatroyd opened up in a brand new blog for People about husband Maksim Chmerkovskiy and celeb partner Vanessa Lachey‘s drama on Dancing With The Stars.

While sources say that the duo — called Team BabiesandBallroom — had a chemistry issue, Peta attributes it all to stress.

“…Working on DWTS is not an easy job,” Peta wrote. “A lot was made of the fact that Maks missed last week’s show, and I have to say I think very few people know how crazy this show really gets — not only physically on your body but mentally as well.”

She continues, “We care about our partners and that’s what makes it so hard sometime because you care and love each other and you want them to do so well. You invest so much time-wise and you just want them to be the best and get the best results possible at the end of the day on the Monday night.”

“But it is difficult to deal with life, stresses, rehearsals and then show time and everything that goes along with that. This show is extremely stressful, but at the end of the day when you get those scores and your partner did well — like Vanessa has been doing week after week — then it’s all worth it. It does get difficult some times, though,” she added.

Last week, Maksim took the night off and Alan Bersten stepped in to perform with Vanessa. He will be back in the ballroom tonight.

Dancing with the Stars airs tonight at 8pm ET on ABC.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Addresses His Absence From DWTS This Week & Apologizes To Partner Vanessa Lachey

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Addresses His Absence From DWTS This Week & Apologizes To Partner Vanessa Lachey

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has broken his silence on just why he was absent from Dancing With The Stars on Monday night (October 2).

The pro dancer, who is partnered with Vanessa Lachey, took the night off with Alan Bersten stepping in for him for the performance.

Rumors around the internet claimed that Maks and Vanessa were having chemistry issues, and Maks is addressing them now.

“As you are all aware, I had to leave the show last week to take care of some personal issues. I take full responsibility for my absence and want to apologize to my partner Vanessa.”

He adds, “We are both looking forward to dancing for our fans next week!”

Stay tuned to find out their dance and song for Most Memorable Year!

Did Maksim Chmerkovskiy Take The Night Off of DWTS Because of Drama with Vanessa Lachey?

Did Maksim Chmerkovskiy Take The Night Off of DWTS Because of Drama with Vanessa Lachey?

Last night on Dancing with the Stars, we were all pretty taken aback when the show announced that Maksim Chmerkovskiy was taking the night off due to personal issues.

Now, People is reporting that it might have to do with some drama between him and his celeb partner, Vanessa Lachey.

“There’s a big chemistry issue,” a source told the glossy. “They both have big personalities and that’s not always the best recipe for a good partnership.”

They added, “They’ve been fighting a lot.”

After performing with Alan Bersten, Vanessa took to Instagram and wrote, “I can’t WAIT to get started tomorrow with @maksimc on week 4! We’re cookin up something special for you!”

Meanwhile, after the show, Maks was seen on brother Val‘s Instagram Stories having dinner with the family, including wife Peta Murgatroyd.

Stay tuned for more details.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Takes Night Off Of 'DWTS'; Alan Bersten Will Step In For Him

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Takes Night Off Of 'DWTS'; Alan Bersten Will Step In For Him

Maksim Chmerkovskiy won’t be seen on Dancing With the Stars tonight.

Host Tom Bergeron announced ahead of the night’s first performance that the pro dancer has taken the night off for a personal issue.

Alan Bersten, who was promoted to pro this season and was voted off last week with partner Debbie Gibson, will be stepping in for Maks with his partner, Vanessa Lachey.

Vanessa and Alan will be performing fourth, to a Jazz to “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper.

Val & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Are Seriously Proud & Happy That Alan Bersten is a DWTS Pro

Val & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Are Seriously Proud & Happy That Alan Bersten is a DWTS Pro

Fans of Dancing With the Stars have been waiting for the moment when Alan Bersten was announced as a pro for a long time — and they are seriously stoked.

But their excitement has nothing on brothers, and fellow pros, Val and Maks Chmerkovskiy.

“It’s been a longer journey [for him] than most of us who jumped from the troupe and onto the show so, I’m very proud of him,” Maks shared with ET after the pro announcement this week.

He adds, He’s done a phenomenal job last season standing in for me with Heather [Morris], and Heather was not an easy partner to just jump into and help out. This is a very well deserved job.”

“It feels amazing to finally get my shot,” Alan shared. “Last season I got to fill in with Heather for Maks, so it’s nice to have Maks by my side and help walk me through my first interview [as a pro].”

Val also wrote Alan a fun note on Twitter, welcoming him to the pro club. Check it out below:

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Reveals If He'll Return For DWTS Season 25

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Reveals If He'll Return For DWTS Season 25

It’s been a question of ‘will he’ or ‘won’t he’ for Maksim Chmerkovskiy‘s return to Dancing With The Stars.

During season 23 and 24, everyone was surprised that not only did Maks return to the show, but wife Peta Murgatroyd did too following the birth of their son, Shai Alexander.

Now that season 25 is coming up shortly, we’re all waiting anxiously for the pro dancer announcement and to see if Maks‘ name is on the roster.

Speaking with IB Times, Maks shared, “Before this was always a million-dollar question, ‘Will Maks return?’ But now it’s not, it’s more of a domestic issue.”

He adds, “I figure things out on my behalf, and Peta has a team that she consults with, and so they figure out stuff as well. But we obviously prioritize Shai, and it’s important to both of us to make sure that our time with him is not is not being cut into. It’s one of my main things that I want to be around all the time, and I see all the things that happen.”

Here’s hoping he’ll be back! The pro announcement will be made this week — so stay tuned!