He did some dating show [VH1’s Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch]. I’m a very easy person when it comes to not giving f–ks. And nobody had my back, nobody helped with the situation. CB: Rob Kardashian [in 2011] and Jack Osbourne [in 2013]. You get so wrapped up in your partner, and then the show’s over. ” Us: Cheryl, you admitted to a fling with Chad Ochocinco in 2010, and Derek, you dated Shannon Elizabeth in 2008. CB: With Chad, I think I wanted it to be serious, but I couldn’t handle it. Us: Cheryl, you called your 2007 partner Ian Ziering the “worst” because of his attitude. MC: That lie generated so much publicity, my grandmother was getting death threats! Us: Which partners surprised you the most with their talent? And, you know, that’s why you wear black underwear.However, Bergeron simply said that Maks was “dealing with a personal issue” and that Maks had chosen pro Alan Bersten to step in for him. He and his celeb partner Debbie Gibson were eliminated last week.It didn’t take long for fans to start speculating about what made Maks miss the show.The diamond appeared to end Maks' reputation as the show's untouchably macho stud and Karina's misfortune in love (remember her embarassing fling with dance partner Mario Lopez? They began dating around this time last year, and Maks told reporters that he'd secretly loved Karina for a long time.For years she'd laughed off his advances but finally realized she had feelings for him too.
For the last few days she's been tweeting happily about progress with her new partner Aaron Carter, and three weeks ago she tweeted about how she and Maks were disagreeing over decorating their home. OMG, yesterday, Maks tweeted, "What was meant to be a 'life long book', turned into a 'chapter'......now that 'chapter' is finished......I finished, dillydallied for a while, and I was like, "I want to move a little! I love Dancing With the Stars, and if I’m available, I want to do it. Us: In interviews in 2011, you accused the show of favoring Derek! [Laughs.] Us: Cheryl, you were bullied for your weight in 2008. So, short of taking f–king salsa lessons, I might as well go do Dancing With the Stars! MC: I just literally said everything that everybody else thinks. The producers have changed, and it’s different now. Production has said to me, honestly: “People are complaining, so we’re going to give you this partner, because it seems more difficult.” Then I ended up winning. CB: People are like, “Derek has six Mirrorball Trophies! When I won my first two seasons, people thought it was being rigged. MC: I’m the person who will say something and just move on. This guy says some s–t, and then everybody is like, “Oh, my God, what did he say? But I’ve benefited tremendously from speaking my mind. I have a new understanding that there is more than one way of getting things done. The engagement seemed the fairy tale ending to their rapport as colleagues and a fresh, new meaning to the word "partner." So what happened?In July they finally set a wedding date of June 2010 when their hectic Broadway schedules reportedly got in the way. "We're rehearsing 14 hours a day." reported that Maks had taken a lead with the planning, and Karina said she'd go along with whatever he wanted.