“ I had a tear,” Chmerkovskiy told PEOPLE.
“ My mom and dad were here, my best friends, my brother is here. Women think he’s hot.” " class="lazy Owl owl-lazy" data-action="gallery-slide-image"Though they didn’t speak much about each other, Chmerkovskiy and partner Ali, who placed third, seemed simpatico — especially when it came to family values.
“ She is so kind,” Chmerkovskiy told PEOPLE.
“I’m giving him a lot of support and positive energy.” And she did: “She has been so good to me,” Chmerkovskiy told PEOPLE. My family is in New York and I don’t have anybody here in L. so when we split Debi would call me and say, ‘If you need a home cooked meal, come over.’ She was like, ‘Get over here. But she chalked their chemistry up to a great brother-sister vibe.
“ The reason why Maks and I worked out so well was because I come from a world where all I worked with was men, and pretty much I’m like a guy in a lot of ways,” she said.
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“ I knew if we lasted longer, we got paid more, and my legs were helping pay for Val’s lessons and my family bills,” he shared when opening up about his family’s move to the U. “She’s a joy, but she had an aura of ‘I just had a baby.