AceShowbiz - Despite returning to "Dancing with the Stars" to dance with Vanessa Minnillo a.k.a. Vanessa Lachey after alleged beef, a source says that things are not getting better between Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Vanessa. "Maks still hates Vanessa," says the source to Naughty Gossip.
"[Maks] is pretending to be nice until they get voted off the show," the source continues. "Maks wants to save his job but the second the show is over he will NEVER talk with her ever again."
The source adds that the wife of Nick Lachey "is the biggest diva the show has ever had on." The source goes on saying, "Maks is praying that they get voted off ASAP. He is miserable pretending to be happy."
The feud rumors came after the professional dancer skipped October 2 performance due to "personal issues," forcing Vanessa to perform with Alan Bersten instead. Multiple reports suggested that the reason Maks refused to dance with Vanessa in the episode was because he and Vanessa had "a big chemistry issue." They allegedly "have been fighting a lot" because both "have big personalities."
The 37-year-old dancer later took to his Twitter account to apologize for his absence. "As you are all aware, I had to leave the show last week to take care of some personal issues. I take full responsibility for my absence and want to apologize to my partner Vanessa. We are both looking forward to dancing for our fans next week!" he wrote.
While it seemed like Maks had settled his personal issues, another report previously claimed that he had no choice other than returning to the show, or else he would be fired. "If Maks doesn't return to the show by next week to dance with Vanessa, he will be fired. Vanessa can practice and rehearse with a different partner this week, but Maks must be on the ball room floor," said another source.