Congratulations to Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy on winning Dancing With the Stars Season 18! Now, when can we expect to meet those “ice skating big Russian mean babies,” Oleg and Boris, aka Bear?
There were so many amazing stories on the spring 2014 season, from rivalries to romances, and the M&M chemistry became a huge talking point. After being named the new champions, Meryl told E! News, "I just feel so lucky." She never expected to be here. Maks said it feels "amazing" and "accomplished” to win his first trophy.
E! asked if they'd miss each other after this. Meryl said, "We're gonna be together a lot over the next couple of days, that's for sure. So, we're not thinking of that right now." E! said everyone wants to know, does their chemistry go beyond the dance floor? Maks quipped, "Well I asked her to marry me five minutes into our first meeting and she still hasn’t given me an answer." That’s true! Meryl shot back, "I'm very stubborn."
They’ve been asked about their relationship so many times this season, they’ve perfected the art of the clever brush-off. They either don’t want to define it, enjoy playing with fans, or just feel like it’s no one’s business. Which, frankly, is true. But still! They were on our screens for more than 10 weeks, so it’s only natural that we’d be curious about the obvious connection.
The next day, on Good Morning America, M&M were asked again about their relationship, since fans want to know what’s really going on with them. Maks joked that they didn’t perfect their Tango peck, like James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd, and he wouldn’t want to follow them.
On a more serious note, Maks said, "It was an incredible connection right away. I don't know why. We come from completely different planets. She comes off of this roller coaster at the Olympics and I come in, quietly trying to get whoever I'm given, last three weeks be as silent as I can, bow out, and go home. And then I get this. She's so inspiring that it sucked me in."
They talked about it on day one, he said — you blink and the journey is over. It feels like just yesterday when they were first meeting. Now everyone wants to know when they’ll meet again, and again. There are worse problems to have!
Do you hope Maks and Meryl stay close after this, or do you suspect they’ll go back to their different planets and not find themselves in the same orbit again?