Maksim Chmerkovskiy has been a fan favorite on Dancing With The Stars for as long as anyone can remember. The older of the Chmerkovskiy brothers, Maks is often referred to as "the bad boy of ballroom."
Maks won season 18 of DWTS along with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis.
The professional dancer took some time off from the show here and there, but he's always been one of the main cast members. People have fallen in love with not only his dancing, but his personal life as well. Maks is married to fellow dancer Petra Murgatroyd, and the two welcomed a son, Shai, in January 2017.
This season, Maks is paired with TV host and former Miss America, Vanessa Lachey. It's just three weeks into the season, fans of the show may have noticed something wrong with this week's episode.
Maks was nowhere to be found this week, and the reason is pretty interesting.