He's willing to calm down for her because she's the last person he wants to see cry and the last person he wants to hurt.''We love Meryl, but I don't know if they were meant for each other or just meant to be in each other's lives for this moment. We did our best.''I have to connect with the person and when I connect it's do or die. It's overwhelming and I feel it, I feel it.' 'This isn't our finish line': Maksim hinted that there's still another chapter in the couple's book, while he confirmed that they will dance again, just not straightaway, adding, 'We will, but not immediately, not right now!Or for many moments, definitely, as it's a friendship they'll keep for a very long time.' 'It was an incredible connection rightaway': The 34-year-old pro dancer told GMA's Robin Roberts that despite he and Meryl being from 'completely different planets' as he put it, she 'sucked him in' immediately and he finds her 'so inspiring' 'He loves her probably more than I've seen him love another woman': Maksim's younger brother, Val, who also competed this season with Danica Mc Kellar, planted a kiss on Meryl during the finale as he reveals, 'We as a family love her, too, but I don't know if they were meant for each other' An ode to DWTS: The 27-year-old was dressed-down in a fun Peace Love World 'I love Monday nights' slogan T-shirt as she arrived at the New York studio with her fellow top-four couples, with Maks following closely behind toting both of their shiny mirrorball trophies He explained that while his partner came straight off Winter Olympic gold-medal glory - with ice-dancing partner Charlie White, who also competed on DWTS with pro Sharna Burgess - he was simply hoping to sneak back quietly, do his bit and bow out.'I'm incapable of accepting gifts or awards - we just have these dumbfounded looks on our faces, and she's a fellow Capricorn, she knows what I'm saying - I'm just thinking about the fact that this isn't our finish line,' the Ukrainian-born dancer explained.'It's more of, we could be brilliant but Charlie [White] didn't make the final, James [Maslow] didn't make the final. It's about the people who voted and called and stayed up overnight to vote. 2015 season debuts Monday night on ABC and fans can’t wait to get started.
And following their victory on Tuesday night, taking home the coveted mirrorball trophy as the 18th season of the hit dance competition came to a close, rumours have gathered momentum that the pair's obvious chemistry throughout the duration of the show has translated into a real-life romance.
Indeed, the couple enjoyed several steamy embraces during the 10-week competition as they wowed judges and viewers alike with their sultry performances, while they even shared a non-choreographed smooch when they were declared the show's victors. Dancing With The Stars season 18 victors Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have sparked rumours of a real-life romance following their passionate, chemistry-fuelled performances throughout the 10-week competition'It's challenging and we're not just coming to the show ready to dance every Monday.
You go through the daily grind and it's very challenging.
You get to know people in really fun moments and in really challenging moments, and I think that's what makes the show so successful,' she continued. While the pair enjoyed several steamy embraces as part of their performances during the season, they shared a very real lip-lock after being named the winners on Tuesday night The look of love?
The Ukrainian-born professional dancer only had eyes for his gorgeous Olympic champion ice-dancer partner during rehearsals, leading to speculation that their adoration for one another has turned into a romantic relationship She then added rather poignantly: 'And I also think that's why 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.'While it's hardly a declaration of love or confirmation of any such romance, the pair have both previously gushed about being paired up together, with 34-year-old returning pro Maks taking to Twitter prior to the finale to share: 'Wish I had another 100 weeks of dancing with @meryl_davis...'Meanwhile, Maksim's younger brother, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, who competed on this season with Danica Mc Kellar, has also weighed in on the romance rumours, giving a far more in-depth, though oddly confusing, answer.
While the 28-year-old tells Us Weekly he's never seen his brother love anyone more than Meryl, he believes a romantic relationship wouldn't do their love justice - likening their's to a King Kong-type relationship.'She was good for him, but I feel it wouldn't do their love justice,' he explains.
'One makeout session in the middle of the dance or to label it that they are a couple - it sounds great, but that's not what it is.
The beginning of a new chapter: The pair's easy, natural relationship was evident to all as they appeared post-win on Good Morning America on Wednesday, after Meryl admitted to Us Weekly, 'Many of the relationships you form on the show keep going on long after the season's over' He continued: 'She's precious, and he's gentle with her because he wants to see her shine and he won't want to hurt her. When we won, I felt an abundance of emotion from everyone.
Rumer and Val are likely going to be serious contenders for the mirror-ball trophy this season, but will a showmance or romance come into play as well?
went ahead and asked both Val and Rumer if they are single in a recent chat.
Willis immediately said that she is single, while Chmerkovskiy held back in his response.