Maks Chmerkovskiy has publicly said he didn’t want to be part of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ — and then returned last season. Afterward, he again said he was done. And now he’ll be back again. So, why now?
Last season, Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced with Amber Rose, and following their elimination, he revealed he was done. “I’m going to have a newborn baby. I have zero want to do this. I promise you that,” he said. “It’s been it for me two years ago. I never thought I’d be back here in this position. I’m glad I am. I promise, I’m so glad that I made this decision.”
However, he also said the same thing in 2014 saying it was “time” to be done on the show; yet he returned. So, when he and Peta Murgatroyd went on Good Morning America on Feb. 21 to reveal they were both returning for season 24, we couldn’t help but wonder why.
“I had a blast last season and this seaosn is special because Peta is coming back,” Maks, 37, told Us magazine in a new interview. “I just want to support her and at the same time, maybe have some healthy competition in the family?”
Well we can’t wait to see them both back on the dance floor, and for Peta, she can’t wait to get her body back! She gave birth to her first baby on January 4th, and is looking forward to getting back into that incredible shape — she’s already half way there! “I’ve lost quite a bit of weight, but I did come out of the hospital looking five months pregnant — no joke. It was a little scary. I took a couple of weeks off and then I started very slowly, walking on the treadmill, doing some light weights. You really can’t do much, but every week I got to do more. I started running and I feel really good, like the old Peta is coming back.”
Are you excited to see Maks and Peta back in the ballroom?