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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Opens Up About Meryl Davis Friendship & 'Sway'

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Opens Up About Meryl Davis Friendship & 'Sway'

Maksim Chmerkovskiy is ready for more Sway!

The show opens in just TWO WEEKS at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on June 5th and will have some special guests including Meryl Davis, Amy Purdy and new DWTS champ Rumer Willis!

Maks, 35, chatted with Glamour about the show, dancing with Meryl again and more. Check it:

On the partner he talks most with: Yeah, for sure it’s Meryl. I can always call Mel B., I can always call Denise Richards, I can always call a lot of people, and we’ll have a great time. Every time I see Tia Carrera, it’s like 10 years ago happened five minutes ago. She looks the same. I don’t know if I do, but hopefully I just act a little wiser. These relationships never really go away. You always remember that person. I talk to Meryl a lot because it’s just a different type of partnership. We had a great time. And we won! And obviously I talk to her because she’s awesome and she likes me for some reason. [Laughs] I adore her, she’s awesome. She’s small and she’s big at the same time. She’s Meryl. Who doesn’t like Meryl?”

On making Meryl’s experience better for Sway this time: “Last time she flew in and flew the hell out the same night because she had a show in Japan or something. She never really got to experience it, so I want her to experience everything from the rehearsal days to the show to after the show to the whole thing. But our stuff is different because we introduced a different number in the 10th Anniversary and put together a little paso doble that we haven’t done while we were competing on Dancing With the Stars, so we have that, plus her and Amy. I put them into different parts of the show as well, but I don’t want to reveal too much. They’ll have a lot more stuff to do and enjoy themselves and have fun. She’ll have a great time.”

On if Rumer Willis will be a part of Sway: “We’ll definitely have Meryl in the show, we’ll definitely have Amy [Purdy], which we are super excited about, but to be honest with you, if Val decides to call up and say, ‘Hey, I want Rumer to be in the show because we won the damn thing,’ I’ll be like, ‘Let’s do it! Why the hell not?’ What’s the point of having your own show if you can’t accommodate your friends? We just want to have fun.”

On returning to DWTS: “Definitely not. [Laughs] You have to walk away when the time is right, and the time was right. Nothing was out of ordinary. I think the change of guard is necessary. Like a plant that in order to improve growth, you have to pull branches. It’s the same thing. Every now and again, everything needs to be refreshed… We’ve moved on, and the show is still where it is. You have people like Peta [Murgatroyd] and Val, who kind of became faces of the show, and let’s see what happens. I hope the show stays for another 10 years, and we’ll come celebrate it when we’re a lot older.”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd Are Back Together, Hold Hands After 'DWTS'!

Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd Are Back Together, Hold Hands After 'DWTS'!

Maksim Chmerkovskiy walks hand-in-hand with on-again girlfriend Peta Murgatroyd while leaving Craig’s restaurant on Monday night (May 11) in Hollywood.

Earlier in the night, the 28-year-old female pro dancer hit the floor on Dancing With the Stars for the Perfect 10 Tour performance.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Featuring fellow all-stars Melissa Rycroft, Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, and Emma Slater, the troupe gave the audience a peek into their 40-city tour across America, which stars June 13 in Atlantic City, N.J.


Perfect 10 Tour Performance on DWTS 5/11/15
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'Dancing With the Stars' 10th Anniversary Special - Watch the Dances Here!

'Dancing With the Stars' 10th Anniversary Special - Watch the Dances Here!

Last night, Dancing With the Stars celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special that brought back some of our favorite past performers!

Some of the celebs hitting the stage were Amber Riley, Chelsea Kane, Meryl Davis, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Amy Purdy — who all danced in past seasons of the show.

Amber showed off her moves and amazing voice with a group number to “Lady Marmalade” while Meryl and Maksim gave us chills with their reunion dance.

Check out all the videos below!


Lady Marmalade with Patti LaBelle, Lil’ Kim & Amber Riley – Dancing With the Stars

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Click inside to watch the rest of the videos… More Here! »

Meryl Davis is Excited to See Her 'DWTS' Family During Anniversary Special (Exclusive Interview!)

Meryl Davis is Excited to See Her 'DWTS' Family During Anniversary Special (Exclusive Interview!)

Tonight marks the highly-anticipated Dancing With The Stars 10th Anniversary Special and JJJ couldn’t be more excited for it!

We exclusively spoke with Meryl Davis, the winner of Season 18, about returning for the special, what being on the show meant to her, and more. Check it:

JustJaredJr.com: What were some of your favorite moments on the show?

It’s so tough to pick! From rehearsals to the energy surrounding the set on show days, what an incredible experience overall! Still, I think my favorite memories are of performing on Monday nights. One of the happy similarities between skating and dancing is the ability to express one’s self. Movement, costuming and beautiful music are all a part of creating moments and I certainly loved my opportunity to do that on such an incredible show.

Click inside to read the rest of our interview with Meryl Davis More Here! »

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Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Have A Dance Showdown on 'DWTS' 10th Anniversary Special - See The Pics!

Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Have A Dance Showdown on 'DWTS' 10th Anniversary Special - See The Pics!

The Dancing With The Stars 10th Anniversary Special airs TONIGHT!

We can not wait to watch Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Witney Carson and Alfonso Ribeiro go head to head in a dance showdown and the pics look ah-mazing!

The two reigning champion teams will have a dance showdown during the special which will make dancing history will be made with the show’s largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros.

Val Chmerkovskiy and the first champ, Kelly Monaco, are also pictured below.

The Dancing With The Stars 10th Anniversary Special airs TONIGHT, Tuesday, April 28th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC. 20+ pics inside…

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Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Reunite for Skating With The Stars Benefit Gala 2015

Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Reunite for Skating With The Stars Benefit Gala 2015

Meryl Davis is pretty in pink as she steps out for the 2015 Skating With The Stars Benefit Gala on Monday night (April 13) in New York City.

The 28-year-old Olympic skater was joined by her former Dancing With the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Meryl Davis

“Big ‘thank you’ to this gentleman for dancing with me & supporting Skating in Harlem last night! Always my pleasure!” Meryl tweeted.

We love seeing these two back together!

10+ pics inside of Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy on a carpet in NYC… More Here! »

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