Meryl and Maks reunite just weeks after their mirrorball win on season 18 of the "Dancing with the Stars." This new outing is stirring up the rumors surrounding the possible romantic relationship between the couple. Are Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis dating? Both have played coy about their relationship, but it is obvious they have become close during their time working together for the reality show. Reality TV World shared the latest details about the couple on June 5.
Meryl and Maks reunited for fancy night out earlier this week. Maksim even shared a photo of him and Meryl, and they are standing oh so close together. He captioned the Facebook share with: "All is right in the world again! Got my long awaited hug!" The pair were very dressed up for this night on the town, and they are both smiling in the photo.
Maksim had stirred even more rumors with his comments at an event the night before this outing with Meryl. He was asked about his relationship with his "DWTS" celebrity party. He said the following: "In order to produce what Meryl and I produced, there had to have been so much chemistry, and we had it. And that's what leads people who are not used to that to speculate, which is great. I love that. I love her. I love her! I love her as a person and for what she has allowed me to do with our choreography and how much she's embraced it... I literally had a perfect partnership with Meryl. Everything just came together."
So Maks loves her, but is he in love with her? It is too hard to tell really. Maksim has mixed love with "Dancing with the Stars" in the past. He dated fellow "DWTS" pro Karina Smirnoff for a time. Meryl is not giving any clues about their relationship either. She was asked about her relationship with Maksim in an interview by The Stir, and she said played very coy when asked about their night out. It was related to a promotional event for Puffs tissues apparently. She did admit to being in his hometown with him though.
What is next for Maksim? His time dancing on "Dancing with the Stars" might be over. He has appeared on several seasons throughout the time the show has been on the air, but this win was his first. He might be ready to hang up his dancing shoes and join Carrie Ann and Bruno on the judging panel. He admitted on an appearance on "The Wendy William Show" following his win that he would take the spot left open by departing Len Goodman if asked.
Maksim also opened up about his judging style during the interview. He said the following, according to NJ.com: "I'm not a nice judge. I'm a good judge. I'm the judge the way it's supposed to be. I know this business, I've been in it, I grew up in it. Somebody asked me yesterday why I started dancing and I once again thought about it. I was 4 years old. Who knows why? Spending 30 years in an industry, that you, you know, I think I've done a little bit in it. I know what I'm talking about."
What do you think? Are Maksim and Meryl dating? Would you want to see Maksim as a judge on the next season of "Dancing with the Stars" on ABC? Share your thoughts below.