Val Chmerkovskiy told Xfinity Maks will also be assisting Jacoby and Karina in rehearsals. Hopefully, this won't be too awkward, given Maks and Karina's breakup in 2009. "They were engaged and it was a terrible breakup and there were terrible feelings toward each other, but that’s water under the bridge,” Val reportedly told XfinityTV. “That was a long time ago, and this is bigger than that."
But don't get too excited, DWTS fans. Sources close to Maks tell Wetpaint Entertainment that he's returning to the ballroom to help mentor his brother Val and his partner Zendaya and that he's very much focused on helping his bro take home his first Mirror Ball. Besides, Maks has a more recent breakup that he may be avoiding — his recent split with another competing pro, Peta Murgatroyd.
Welcome back, Maks! Whatever the circumstances, we're just happy to have you back on our TV screens.