But he said that in 2011 and this is 2013. As Maks’s brother Val already told Xfinity, it was a “terrible breakup” but it's all water under the bridge. And Maks and Anna Trebunskaya ended up being great additions to Karina's dance with Jacoby Jones.
Karina talked to People about working with her ex. "It was drama-less and so refreshing. I enjoyed it. I really did." However, she admitted, "It was a little awkward in the beginning, but once we started, it was great." Now their relationship is more civil. "It's back to where it should be – professional and fun. We're wearing heels, rhinestones and spandex. Let's put everything into perspective."
Maks and Karina were friends for a long time before becoming romantic, so maybe they can get back to where they were before whatever went wrong. But ... what about Peta Murgatroyd? Does Maks's more recent ex feel the same way? This is what happens when you mix business with pleasure — it’s hard to really move on!