Will Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy's feud affect their success on Dancing With The Stars? For now, they're playing nice and trying to work through their tension. But some insiders are skeptical.
Maks mysteriously missed last week's DWTS. Erin Andrews quickly dismissed the absence as a "personal issue." Yet the whole situation seemed odd, especially since it didn't appear to be a family emergency. Maks' brother Val Chmerkovskiy and wife Peta Murgatroyd didn't miss the show.
Following the show reports started mounting that the DWTS partners had tension and weren't getting along well. Maks apologized to Vanessa on Twitter. He also wrote on Instagram that Alan would be "relieved of [his] duty" this week, though he later deleted that comment.
As you are all aware, I had to leave the show last week to take care of some personal issues. I take full responsibility for my absence....
â€” Maksim Chmerkovskiy (@MaksimC) October 4, 2017
.... and want to apologize to my partner Vanessa. We are both looking forward to dancing for our fans next week!
— Maksim Chmerkovskiy (@MaksimC) October 4, 2017
A DWTS spokesperson confirmed Maks and Vanessa will dance together on Monday's show. And they were even spotted hugging after their rehearsal on Saturday.
"They are definitely appearing on Monday's show. They have already rehearsed this week," an insider told Us Weekly. "Things are good. It's water under the bridge. Things are returning to normal. Maks has apologized to her and they both look forward to having a much more positive relationship moving forward."
"There’s a big chemistry issue," an insider told People. "They both have big personalities and that’s not always the best recipe for a good partnership."
While Maks and Vanessa are playing nice for now, many believe there is still tension between them.
So far Vanessa has performed well on Dancing With The Stars. But in such a close competition, a lack of chemistry could make a big difference.
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