Some DWTS fans love every pro on the show, but we have noticed the Team Maks/Derek division seem to be solidifying among fans as the two popular heartthrobs increase their alleged passive-aggressive animosity toward each other.
When Maks made his “this is my show” comment in the Celebriquarium last week, you could see Derek making “Oh really” faces in the background. "I had a laugh about that [comment]," Derek told Us Weekly. He then referred to a nameplate on set that lists past DWTS champions: "I was looking at the plaque upstairs and…well, never mind."
Derek has won DWTS three times while Maks has been openly frustrated about making the finals four times in 12 seasons without ever winning. He has suggested that Derek gets the best partners and that’s why Derek would defend the judges in the Maks vs. The Judges spat of Broadway Week. And on Halloween Week, Derek jumped in to help Maks’ partner, Hope Solo, when Maks walked out of Team Paso practice in (ironically) a huff.
And here’s a weird little twist we’re just hearing for the first time — adding fuel to the rivalry is the idea that Derek’s sister, two-time DWTS winner Julianne Hough, briefly dated Maks.
"Julianne told Maks she didn't want to have a serious relationship," a source told Us Weekly. Once Julianne started dating American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, the source claims Maks retaliated by planting false rumors that Julianne was cheating with Maks.
This whole thing is getting insane and who knows what’s true when unnamed sources start spreading rumors. It does seem like there’s more than a little tension between Derek and Maks but has it really reached the hatred level? And really — Julianne and Maks?