Maks Does 180, Denies ‘DWTS’ Feud With Derek

'DWTS' Pro Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

'DWTS' Pro Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

US Weekly magazine reported last week that “Dancing With the Stars” pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Derek Hough were locked in a bitter feud. Derek has denied the story, and now Maks is doing so also—well, sort of.

“Anybody that comes from competitive background in any sport, any activity, it could be bowling—no disrespect to bowlers–but if you want to win and there’s somebody standing in your way, they’re your enemy,” Maks explained to ( as only Maks can!).

“They’re not necessarily your enemy because you hate them—they’re your enemy because it’s either you or them. There’s nothing wrong with being athletically inclined and sports oriented and that’s all we are.” He said of Derek, “We have nothing but the best relationship.”

Maks revealed he and the other longtime DWTS pro were at an event together over the weekend and “somebody asked me, ‘hey, are you and Derek cool?’ and I’m like, ‘hold on, let me get him. He’s at my table right now. Let me ask him.’ Really.”

Maks said he and Derek also proved the doubters wrong by “Tweeting our picture holding that magazine.”

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