Maks Chmerkovskiy and Vanessa Lachey Hug After 'DWTS' Rehearsal Following Reported Feud -- See the Pic!
By Jennifer Drysdale
Maks Chmerkovskiy and Vanessa Lachey are hugging it out.
The Dancing With the Stars partners were photographed in an embrace after leaving rehearsal in Los Angeles on Saturday, following their reported feud.
Chmerkovskiy apologized to Lachey on Twitter on Wednesday after he skipped Monday night's DWTS due to what co-host Erin Andrews called a "personal issue." A source later told ET that he actually refused to rehearse with Lachey earlier in the week, forcing Alan Bersten to fill in for him.
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....
According to ET's source, however, switching partners permanently isn't an option.
"The producers wouldn't switch partners because two people aren’t getting along, it’s just par for the course," the source said. "Drama is expected and part of the show. When you train with someone for so many hours so intensely, tensions can run high -- for better or worse. In this case, the intensity led to bickering."
"He realizes that he messed up," the source claimed. "Vanessa isn’t afraid to stand up to him. She’s a very strong woman."