‘DWTS’ Beef: Vanessa and Maks May Never Dance Together Again

What would a reality TV show be without a little drama?

Dancing with the Stars is no exception.

People reports that an insider is claiming there is some partnership drama between Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy.

In the beginning of last night’s show, host Erin Andrews announced that,

“Maks is dealing with a personal issue so Alan is stepping in and dancing with Vanessa tonight.”

On the surface, I’d guess he really is just dealing with something personal. It happens to all of us. But an insider to the situation says otherwise. The source states,

“There’s a big chemistry issue. They both have big personalities and that’s not always the best recipe for a good partnership.”

The insider also stated that the two have been fighting a lot.


That said, we don’t know who this source is, and how they are related to the production. Vanessa and Maks have not yet commented, so this could all be speculative drama intended to stir the pot and increase viewership.

However, the source also adds that,

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Maks doesn’t return as her partner for the rest of the season.”


As Erin stated, Vanessa danced with pro Alan Bersten last night. Alan could potentially continue to partner with her as he was eliminated with his star, Debbie Gibson, last week.

With any kind of TV drama of this nature, we just have to take everything with a grain of salt and wait to see how it all unfolds on the show.

Allie Bush
Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people's plates.