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Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Are Janel & Val Hooking Up On ‘DWTS’?

Mon, November 24, 2014 3:42pm EDT by 2 Comments

Maksim Chmerkovskiy came in to the offices to reveal all about the hookups on ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ and spilled on his brother Val’s relationship with his dance partner Janel Parrish! Watch our video interview below!

Maksim Chmerkovskiy spilled all the dirty secrets about what goes on behind-the-scenes of Dancing With The Stars and where and when you can see him reunite with his old partner Meryl Davis! Click below to watch our EXCLUSIVE interview!

Val Chmerkovskiy & Janel Parrish In Love? — Maks Chmerkovskiy On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Hookups

Although it looked like Maks and Meryl might have been double dating with Val Chmerkovskiy and Janel Parrish, Maks says they are “just friends.”

“We just focus on dancing,” Maks tells “We’ve had partnerships before. We’ve had people that look at us and say, ‘Oh, these people are dating for sure.’ You know, we’ve done all that, we’ve done all that before. But, it’s because you’re both good looking, and you have great chemistry together.”

As far as a pro and star hooking up, Maks laughed and told us: “You go, ‘Are they, are they not? I’m telling you 90% of the time it’s not true. But 10% of the time is true! I’m a terrible actor, I’ll tell you. I’ve had 14 partners, and I dated one. And it was early, and I was younger, and it was not necessary, but that’s a fact with Dancing with the Stars.

Thanks, Maks, but we don’t believe you. Val & Janel have to be in love!

Maks Chmerkovskiy Talks About SWAY 2.0 — The Trilogy

Maks is involved with a new live show called SWAY 2.0, which debuts on December 17 at “The Space” in Westbury, New York.

Maks explains the show: “We decided to do about five days in December. Then the fans caught wind of that and all these questions started piling in, ‘Are you dancing with Meryl?’ ‘Is Zendaya gonna be back,’ and all this stuff, and we didn’t have those plans. Then Meryl called, and said, ‘Well, I wanna do it!’

For Sway, we’re just putting together a couple of our routines from our last season. It’s very nostalgic, a lot of reminiscing, people are gonna love seeing those two routines back. I’m not gonna say which ones they are, but it’s gonna be a great show for Meryl. Plus, she’s never done this before, she’s never had the experience of that stage performance. She’s looking forward to it, and I’m obviously looking forward to it.”

SWAY 2.0 will present live performances from Dancing With The Stars professionals. The show will star Maks and Val, Meryl, Tony Dovolani, and Zendaya. Other professional dancers include Peta Murgatroyd, Jenna Johnson, Artem Chigvintsev, Henry Byalikov, Serge Onik, and Sharna Burgess.

The audience will get to see original and innovative choreography up close and personal, including new routines from two upcoming ballroom artists Joao Tiago Fernandes and David Thomas Moore.

SWAY 2.0 covers of it all — from the Golden Era of ballroom, to today’s modern dance, to the exciting moves of the Latin night club scene. Each portion of the show will be hosted by one star from DWTS. 

Buy tickets to SWAY 2.0 right here!

Are you going to check out SWAY 2.0, HollywoodLifers?

— Shanon Maglente, Reporting by Dory Larrabee-Zayas

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