Maksim Chmerkovskiy Couldn't Be More "Proud" of Dancing With the Stars Partner Vanessa Lachey

Dancing duo had an emotional performance in the ballroom this week

By Mike Vulpo Oct 11, 2017 1:48 AMTags
Watch: Vanessa Lachey & Maks Chmerkovskiy Dish on Performance

Enough with those feud rumors! Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Vanessa Lachey are in it to win it.

After Monday's emotional performance on Dancing With the Stars, some viewers likely had no idea that there was any drama brewing between this pair.

In fact, the duo's united front only continued when Maks took to Instagram Tuesday afternoon and expressed more gratitude for his partner.

"Everything I ever want for my partners is literally what @vanessalachey has brought to the dance floor last night. Raw, unapologetic, real emotion expressed through a beautiful dance," he shared on social media. "Yesterday also marked the first time when I completely lost it right before the dance... I rarely cry but this was something different, something I've yet to experience watching someone else's story. 
I'm proud of you partner!"

Maks added, "They can say what they want but you're a star and I wouldn't want to be on this rollercoaster with anyone but you! And we have so many more of these moments to share with each other, and everyone else who couldn't stop their tears... #teamBabiesAndBallroom #DWTS#NeverADullMoment."

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It was "Most Memorable Year" night on DWTS allowing Vanessa to focus on 2017, which is when she gave birth at only 29 weeks to her third child.

"I remembered thinking that I hope the baby is okay and don't worry about me. Just make him okay," Vanessa recalled.

After dancing to one of Nick Lachey's song "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams), both Maks and Vanessa couldn't help but let the tears flow.

"I've never cried before the dance. It was the first time, all the feelings that are real, it's real life," Maks shared while thinking about his first child he welcomed with Peta Murgatroyd just two weeks after Vanessa's third child was born.

Vanessa added on Instagram, "It was a beautiful & magical night full of so much love. Thank you @Makismc for this dance."

Dancing With the Stars airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.