"And [Maks and Meryl] were able to do that." competitor Charlie White, offered a similar explanation.
"You know, Meryl and I got [those rumors] a lot coming out of the Olympics, because what you create artistically is something that people want to believe," he told Us, noting Chmerkovskiy's "amazing talent" for choreography.
"It is a story that continues, evolves, ever more stunning, ever more beautiful, ever more surprising.
It really is incredible." PHOTOS: DWTS' sexiest costumes ever Smirnoff—who was engaged to Chmerkovskiy, 34, for several months in 2009—echoed that praise after the finale, telling Us she was "happy" to see her ex finally take home the Mirrorball. "It's been a long season, and Amy [Purdy] and Derek [Hough] did an amazing job, but Derek has five Mirrorball trophies, so it was nice to see Maks walk away with one." Click here to see the complete list of previous DWTS winners.
But our stuff is different because we introduced a different number in the 10th Anniversary and put together a little paso doble that we haven't done while we were competing on , so we have that, plus her and Amy. The award presentation began with a tribute led by Viola Davis, who actually won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for with Streep, amusingly impersonated the actress, but also quite seriously praised her acting talent.The screen icon revealed she had lost her voice, before beginning her speech by noting that the room was filled with the most “vilified” segments: Hollywood, foreign, and the press.The two talented ice dancers from metro Detroit won Olympic gold in Sochi, Russia, three years ago.There had been much anticipation about whether they would try to repeat in the 2018 Winter Games.But she’s settling in here as she just purchased a home in Oakland County. Getting back to the helmets, Davis is giving her all to a new program she’s involved with called Figure Skating in Detroit.Started by former skater Sharon Cohen and launched in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, it’s intended to inspire young girls of color about skating and finding their passion in life.I put them into different parts of the show as well, but I don't want to reveal too much.They'll have a lot more stuff to do and enjoy themselves and have fun. Maks: To be honest with you, it doesn't feel like anything because I live it every day like I never left.But name-checking a number of women, including Davis, as well as men, Streep made a point that Hollywood is “crawling with outsiders and foreigners,” and “if you kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are the arts.” That received much applause from the star-studded crowd.Streep then confessed that one performance “stunned” her this past year: Donald Trump’s mocking of a disabled reporter.