Maksim Chmerkovskiy is now engaged to fellow professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd, but in the past Maksim and good friend Cheryl Burke have locked lips, Burke revealed during her appearance on the "Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole" podcast.
Burke said the professional dancers on "Dancing with the Stars" were all quite friendly on set. "I think we all dated each other at one point," she shared, according to People. "All of us dancers, we've known each other â€“ back to [Maksim Chmerkovskiy], we've known each other since I was 12 and he was like maybe 15, I think he is 3 years older than me, so ya know, things happen."
Back in 2011, a grainy photograph of Chmerkovskiy and Burke kissing hit the Internet, but at the Chmerkovskiy's representative denied that the girl in question was Burke. According to the spokesperson, Chmerkovskiy was merely whispering in a fan's ear in a loud nightclub.
Elaborating on her relationship with Chmerkovskiy, Burke noted that he was a good kisser, but she was quick to note that they never dated. However, the same couldn't be said about her relationship with Mark Ballas. "I think we tried to have fun," she said. "Ya know, stuff happens. People interrupt or, you know, something happens."
In the podcast, Burke also revealed that her "least favourite" pairing was with 90210 alum Ian Ziering, and added that she's had to Google her partners in the past.
"All the time," she said when asked if she knew all her partners before they came on the show. "By the way I also don't know anybody, so I would have to Google almost every single partner of mine â€“ other than Ian Ziering because I used to watch 90210. My mom, my crazy Asian mother, would let me watch an hour a week, and I would watch 90210, 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. I'm like 'Why, couldn't you give me Luke Perry or Jason Priestley? Why you give me that guy?' I know he's on 90210, but give me Screech [Dustin Diamond]."