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'DWTS' champ Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he's ready for a family

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"Dancing with the Stars" champ Maksim Chmerkovskiy's next big feat may be raising a baby. Page Six reported on Thursday, June 12, that the outspoken and fiery pro dancer has told a magazine that he wants children.

In an interview with Social Life magazine, Maks said that he has raised so many children in the dance studio that he's "ready to create one of [his] own." "I am really ready to create a family now," he said, adding that he has so much to give that he needs an outlet. A baby will certainly take up a lot of Maks' energy and love! He may just find, after months of poor sleep and constant caregiving, that a kid often requires more than he thinks he can possibly give!

He also addressed his "showmance" with Olympic ice skater Meryl Davis. The two were rumored to be a real life couple throughout their time on "Dancing with the Stars" due to their undeniable chemistry on the stage and frequent touching off the stage. Maks said in his interview that when you're working that close to someone for three months, there's really no choice but to get involved.

Maks has certainly been very romantically involved with some of his dancing colleagues. He was engaged to Karina Smirnoff in 2009. Coincidentally, a source said back then that the reason why Maks and Karina broke up was because they weren't on the same page when it came to children. Maks wanted them while Karina wasn't ready. He then dated Peta Murgatroyd but after 10 months broke up with her two weeks before Valentine's Day.

One person whom Maksim Chmerkovskiy is not getting romantic with Jennifer Lopez, whom he performed with at the 2013 American Music Awards. After reports came out that he and the singer were dating after she dumped Casper Smart, she tweeted that she's not dating anyone new and that the rumors are not true.

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