Oct. three - — Maksim Chmerkovskiy missed Mon.’s episode of Dancing with the Stars due to a “personal difficulty.”
Alan Berstein crammed in for the 37-year-old dancer on the ABC reality competition, performing a jazz routine to the Cyndi Lauper hit “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” with Chmerkovskiy’s partner, Vanessa Lachey.
Dancing with the Stars host Erin Andrews acknowledged Chmerkovskiy’s absence at the beginning of the show, still did not supply additional details.
“Maks is coping with a private concern, so Alan is stepping in & dancing with Vanessa tonight,” she told the audiences.
Chmerkovskiy’s brother, fellow Dancing with the Stars professional Val Chmerkovskiy, performed with his partner, Victoria Arlen, as typical, while Chmerkovskiy’s wife, Peta Murgatroyd, danced with her partner, Nick Lachey.
Val after shared a video of himself out to dinner with Chmerkovskiy, their parents, Murgatroyd & his lady friend, Jenna Johnson.
#familytime @maksimc @petamurgatroyd @dance10jenna,” he captioned a clip on INSTAGRAM Tales.
People reported Chmerkovskiy skipped this current week’s performance due to an ongoing conflict with Lachey. Sources stated the pair have “been fighting quite a bit” as they rehearse for the truth competition.
“There is a large chemistry problem,” an insider stated. “They both have large personalities and in that is not all the time the most effective recipe for an superior partnership.”