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Meryl Davis Slaps Maksim Chmerkovskiy on ‘DWTS’ — Watch

Tue, May 6, 2014 9:41am EDT by Elizabeth Wagmeister 14 Comments

There no denying that Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have undeniable chemistry on ‘DWTS’, and if the dancing duo is trying to deny romance rumors, they did it with a slap! Click to WATCH Meryl slap Maks during the rumba!

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy performed a near-perfect routine on the May 5 Dancing With The Stars competition, but what you might have missed was when Meryl slapped Maksim on the dance floor!

Meryl Davis Slaps Maksim Chmerkovskiy on ‘DWTS’

Meryl and Maks are one of the couples to beat on Dancing With The Stars, but are they actually a couple? Our sources say it’s very likely — so why did Meryl slap her partner?!

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Well, turns out, the playful slap was all a part of their routine on the May 5 episode. At the beginning of their rumba routine, the pair acted to be a couple in a fight. Then Meryl stood up and slapped Maks! After the choreographed drama, their dance continued and it was incredible!

Judge Len Goodman pointed out that he’s usually not privy to over-acting in dances, but the pair pulled it off. “The mood and the feeling of this was fantastic,” said Len. Carrie Ann Inaba agreed, too, pointing out their “incredible fluidity and chemistry,” and complimenting them saying, “the moves that you did were rumba were absolutely perfection.”

The pair ended up getting a 36 out of 40. Pretty good!

Are Meryl & Maks Dating?

If they keep rumbaing like they did last night — did you see the sensual hug at the end of their dance? — DWTS viewers are going to keep buzzing about Meryl and Maksim’s dating life!

At, we’ve heard that there just might be some truth to the dating rumors.

“They only talk with each other at the show and are really touchy and flirty,” our DWTS insider EXCLUSIVELY reveals. “He is always talking about her great body and has his hands all over her, even when the cameras are off.”

Our sources adds the Meryl “loves the attention and is always grabbing his chest and talking about his muscles…They seem to only have eyes for each other and have a very sensual connection.”

We’d say so!

HollywoodLifers, did you enjoy Meryl & Maksim’s routine last night? And do you think that they’re dating? Let us know!

— Elizabeth Wagmeister

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