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Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Meryl Davis dating: 'DWTS' couple deflect romance questions

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Tuesday night Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis were crowned the season 18 “Dancing With the Stars” winners, and fans couldn't wait to hear from them after the show. Maksim and Meryl, along with the other couples from the finale, all appeared on “Good Morning America” Wednesday morning and Twitter user @DWTSGossip shared the clip. Will there be a true answer to the Maksim and Meryl dating question?

Many “Dancing With the Stars” fans, and at times even others on the show, have been talking about chemistry, marriage, babies and romance between Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis all season. Maks and Meryl have typically played coy, but did they finally open up when asked about romance by Robin Roberts on “GMA” Wednesday? Not so much.

Roberts asked if the relationship “carries elsewhere,” and Chmerkovskiy tried to deflect to Davis. He joked that she weasels out of the romance question better than he does, but she threw it back to Maks. He says they've had an incredible connection since the first day, despite being from “completely different planets.” Maks said that Meryl is inspiring and sucked him in, and the whole season just flew by quickly.

The pair played equally coy with Us Weekly. When asked about dating, Meryl Davis said that when the cameras stop rolling, “I think that's why many of the relationships you form on the show keep going on long after the season's over,” because pairs have been through both fun and challenging moments throughout the season. In other words, there is still no answer on the Maksim and Meryl romance question for fans who are anxious for good news on that front.

What does seem clear is that Chmerkovskiy and Davis formed a true connection and it led to Maksim's first mirror-ball trophy in his 14 seasons with the show. How close will Meryl and Maksim remain now that the show is over? As he mentioned they do come from different planets with very different lifestyles, so it may be difficult to stay connected. However, they do seem to want to maintain some kind of relationship.

Though it's been pretty clear of late that Maksim Chmerkovskiy is single and not dating anyone specific, things have been a bit murkier regarding Meryl Davis' boyfriend rumors and dating status. As Wetpaint notes, not long ago Davis said she was dating someone, but there hasn't been a mention or hint of it since. Could Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy end up dating now that “Dancing With the Stars” is over? Could that mirror-ball trophy propel them into a relationship and something more? Many “DWTS” fans are hopeful, but for now they will have to wait and see.


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