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Maks was first to admit he was more than ready to bring his baby into the competition on season 24, telling PEOPLE: "Listen, when this thing gets heated, and I need to pull out my secret weapon, I’m going to roll up to rehearsal with a baby in a harness.
"From the moment I met her, I loved hanging out with her.
(However, the rumors – and our interest – waned before the season ended.) The dimple-faced pro dancer dated his very first DWTS partner, Cheetah Girl Bryan, and after the 2007 season, while Bryan was in India filming The Cheetah Girls: One World movie, the two would Skype every day.
In Burke's 2006 book, Dancing Lessons, the dancer wrote that people assumed she and her partner (real name: Chad Johnson) were an item because of their "great chemistry," and then, she totally admitted to their relationship – er, "fling" – to Lifeline Live: "We maybe had a little bit of a fling.