If you're an avid Dancing with the Stars fan, you're probably also a fan of on-screen romances between the contestants. It just seems so perfect when the stars and dancers fall in love, right? This season, everyone's talking about Pretty Little Liars star Janel Parrish's supposed romance with her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy. Well, this isn't the first time something like this has happened. (Of course, you already know this if you're a big DWTS fan!) I'm talking about Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who won last season's show. As previously announced, they're reuniting to perform in Sway: A Dance Trilogy. But this doesn't mean they're dating, right? If you're wondering if Meryl Davis has been dating anyone since her DWTS says, you're in luck. That's exactly what I decided to investigate.
In an interview with People in October, Chmerkovskiy confirmed that he and Davis are not dating, yet that doesn't mean they're not important parts of each other's lives. He explained:
We aren’t dating, and I don’t think we will. She is very special. I care very deeply for Meryl. Our friendship is where it will be for many years. She is awesome to spend time with.
He also shared that they help balance each other out, saying, "She is so soothing of a personality. For me to go 0 to 100, I take very long, but once you get me going it's impossible to stop. So, with Meryl, she totally balances me out." Well, that's a great quality, even if they are just friends.
Besides Maks, there's another male who plays a big role in Davis' life — but not as a boyfriend. Her Olympics ice skating partner, Charlie White. There's nothing romantic between them (White is engaged!), but they spend a ton of time together and always seem to be attending events together. In April, she was asked if there was a romance there, and said:
It’s funny because we developed this really comfortable rhythm with each other when we were really young and its really been the key to our partnership. So no, we’re really comfortable with what we have and I think we’re going to stick with it.
This all makes so much sense. A friendship and trust is important, regardless of the romance aspect. It's great to see she has two males in her life she can depend on, no matter what.
I'm really passionate about living life to the fullest. I've always had goals and dreams beyond the skating world as well. All of this year has made me excited about what else was out there, and want to continue to grow and learn and develop as a person.
While this doesn't necessarily speak to dating, I think it proves she's happy doing her own thing and working on personal growth — whether she has a boyfriend or not!
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