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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!

Val Chmerkovskiy & Jenna Johnson Have a Date Night Out at Industry Dance Awards 2017

Val Chmerkovskiy & Jenna Johnson Have a Date Night Out at Industry Dance Awards 2017

Val Chmerkovskiy gives a sweet kiss to girlfriend Jenna Johnson on the red carpet at the 2017 Industry Dance Awards held at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (August 16).

The two professional dancers were joined by his brother, Maksim, and sister-in-law, Peta Murgatroyd at the event.

Val and Maks were actually honored at the with the Innovator Award.

“It’s nice to say I did it, but it’s so much more fulfilling to say that ‘we did’,” Val wrote on Instagram afterwards.

“Thank you to the @industrydanceawards for having my brother and I, presenting us with this incredible award but mostly the honor of including us as part of the fight for this amazing cause.”

Maks also shared an incredible thank you up on his Instagram too. Go and read it now!

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Nyle DiMarco Gushes Over Peta Murgatroyd at Her Wedding to Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Nyle DiMarco Gushes Over Peta Murgatroyd at Her Wedding to Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd won the 21st season of Dancing With The Stars and have remained really close since the day they took home the mirrored-ball trophy.

So, it’s really no wonder that the deaf advocate and model was at her wedding to Maksim Chmerkovskiy to support both of the pro dancers — and totally gushed all over the couple and event.

“Can we talk about how beautiful @PetaMurgatroyd looked last night!!!” Nyle wrote while sharing a gorgeous pic of Peta in her wedding gown. “CONGRATULATIONS, Peta and Maks!!”

He added more after that too, complete with a video of Maks and Peta sharing a sweet kiss and then of him with the bride!

“And then Peta’s husband Maks came along for kisses under the rainbow! A FAIRY TALE,” Nyle captioned.

Click inside to see all his tweets about the wedding… More Here! »

'DWTS' Pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd are Married!

'DWTS' Pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd are Married!

It’s official – Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd are married!

The Dancing with the Stars stars married in an intimate and lavish wedding at the castle in Taylor Swift‘s “Blank Space” music video on Saturday (July 8) in Long Island, New York.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Peta Murgatroyd

Maks‘ younger brother Val Chmerkovskiy served as Best Man while DWTS stars Tony Dovolani and Sharna Burgess along with Rumer Willis were also a part of the wedding party.

Guests at the wedding included Jenna Johnson, Witney Carson, and Peta‘s former partner Nyle DiMarco – who has been sharing a glimpse inside the wedding on his Instagram story.

The couple’s six-month-old son Shai adorably served as “Prince of Honor” at the wedding.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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Here's Everything We Know About Peta Murgatroyd & Maksim Chmerkovskiy's Wedding Today

Here's Everything We Know About Peta Murgatroyd & Maksim Chmerkovskiy's Wedding Today

Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are going to a castle, and they’re gonna get married!

The Dancing With The Stars couple are saying “I Do” today with a wedding fit for a royal couple — and we only wish we could be there, too.

Since getting engaged at the end of 2015, Peta and Maks have also welcomed their first child, Shai, who will reportedly be the ring bearer for the ceremony that will be held at Oheka Castle in New York.

“I remember when I was passing by this castle when I first immigrated, and [I said,] ‘That’s where I want to have my wedding’ and I just said it so [casually,] and now it’s happening,” Maks explained during an ABC interview earlier this year.

He added, “It’s perfect. We’re going to have it for two days. They’re closing the whole hotel. It’s going to be unbelievable!”

Sharna Burgess, Tony Dovolani and Maks‘ brother, Val, are all in the wedding party too.

Stay tuned for photos, tidbits and more for Mr. & Mrs. Chmerkovskiy!