Bristol Palin‘s somewhat surprising victory over Brandy in the “Dancing
With the Stars” semifinals might have seemed even more dramatic for
viewers who read recent stories about bad blood between Palin and
Brandy’s partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Maks spoke with press after his and Brandy’s elimination, and he thinks
all the talk is a result of the persona he’s developed on the show.
“A lot of things just stick,” Maks says. “Most recently, there’s Bristol saying
that I didn’t like her. I never said that. I want people to understand that I’m just here as a dancer. That’s all I am.”
In Touch ran. “Maks does not
like me,” she told the magazine. “He thinks I don’t deserve to be here because I’m not the best
Hollywood Life also claims
a “‘DWTS’ source” says Maks was depressed Bristol had made it this far, but
the pro maintains he’s been more focused on his own star.
Bristol didn’t bring up the matter backstage after
the “DWTS” elimination. And when told about Maks’s denial, all she had to say was “Good to
Not that it matters a whole lot now.
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