April 01, 2010 07:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
ESPN Sportscaster Erin Andrews and dance professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy may be acting coy about romance rumors, but theÂ Dancing With the Stars partners are certainly outspoken about their mutual admiration. The two can’t stop gushing about one another during interviews. Keep reading for the latest on their romance rumors, what Erin says is “ridiculously amazing” about Maks, and Maksim’s recent marriage joke…
ESPN Sportscaster Erin Andrews and dance professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy can’t deny they have chemistry onÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars, but is it all for show or indicative of something more? The pair has been coy about dating rumors, but can’t stop singing one another’s praises nearly every opportunity they get.
Erin Andrews knew she wanted Maksim Chmerkovskiy to be her partner onÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars from the start.Â Â â€œI flat out said to [the producers], I want sexual chemistry,â€ she says. â€œI want to be put with Maks. I donâ€™t care if he makes me cry, I want somebody thatâ€™s hot.â€ In addition to finding someone hot, Andrews says she told producers she wanted someone that would challenge her.Â â€œI want somebody that pushes me,â€ she says. â€œIâ€™ll try to weasel my way out of things. Iâ€™ll be like, â€˜Letâ€™s go get a latte!â€™ [And Maks will say] â€˜No. Do this step. Then we leave for latte.â€™â€
She certainly got her wish when she was assigned Chmerkovskiy as her partner onÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars, but Andrews says she got even more than she hoped for.Â â€œThe dude smells ridiculously amazing! IÂ mean, we could be working out outside for hours and Iâ€™ll smell like a guy and he smells like a garden of lilies. Iâ€™m like, are you serious? Iâ€™ll put on a load of deodorant [and] spray myself up,â€ Andrews told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show.
Last week, Chmerkovskiy said about Andrews, “Everyone who meets her falls in love with her.” After Monday night’s episode, when Chmerkovskiy was asked if he and Andrews were dating, he joked, “We’re married already!Â We’re way past the point of anything else.”
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