November 29, 2015 | Updated at 10:15 AM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

'Dancing With the Stars' 2014: Maks Chmerkovskiy 'No Longer Speaking' With Kirstie Alley, Possible Due To Leah Remini [VIDEO]

'Dancing With the Stars' pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy is not close with his Season 12 partner Kirstie Alley anymore and it may be due to a different in religions.

By Kevin Jacobsen, EnStars on Jul 31, 2014 03:01 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dancing With the Stars
(Photo : ABC)

Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy is not close with his Season 12 partner Kirstie Alley anymore and it may be due to a different in religions.

Cheryl Burke Talks Maks Chmerkovskiy & Jennifer Lopez Dating Rumors

"Until recently ... she stopped getting along with me," Chmerkovskiy said on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live when asked about Alley. "I think the world of her."

While Chmerkovskiy said that it is not necessarily due to religion, with him being Jewish and her being a Scientologist, it has something to do with who he hangs out with now.

Shania Twain Reveals She May Compete in Dancing With the Stars

"I'm not judging people by their religion," he said. "I'm Jewish. I don't really believe in science fiction, whatever." He went on to explain that they "had a great relationship. I thought we had a great relationship. Now that I'm associating with other people that she can't be associated with, I am no longer to be spoken with."

It is entirely plausible that Chmerkovskiy could be referring to actress Leah Remini, a former DWTS contestant herself who is best friends with Jennifer Lopez, who has been linked to Chmerkovskiy recently. Remini also quit Scientology in 2013, and publicly revealed some of the negative qualities of the religion.

Chmerkovskiy announced this week that he was quitting Dancing With the Stars as a performer after this spring's season. The Ukrainian-born dancer won the Mirrorball Trophy for the first time in his 13 seasons on the show with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis.

Dancing With the Stars Season 19 is set to go on without Chmerkovskiy on Monday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


Latest News

Dog Catches Lobsters In The Ocean

Dog Catches Lobsters In The Ocean

The black Labrador Lila, receives some instruction and direction from her owner Alex Schulze, before diving into the ocean.

Awesome Dad

Awesome Dads Just Being Awesome

Dad by day and still a dad by night! These awesome Dads just shows why they are our first and only super hero.

Double Parking Prank

Joey Salads' Double Parking Prank Gone Wrong

Join Joey Salads and his friend Steve as they test the patience of one "unlucky" driver in this really funny "double parking prank".

adorable baby meeting twins

Adorable Baby Brother Meets Newborn Twins

Check out the adorably confused look of a baby when he meets twin babies for the very first time. See his adorable reaction.

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Awareness, A Julie Willson Film

Photographer Julie Willson decided to create a video in addition to her recent photo shoot to help raise awareness of Down Syndrome.

 Don Diamont and Katherine Kelly

Backstage Photos Of 'The Bold & The Beautiful' Series

Let's check some of 'The Bold & The Beautiful's' behind the scenes photos in Monte .

Hazel-E and Moniece Slaughter

Moniece Slaughter & Friends' Best Fashion Moments

Let's take a look at the cast of 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood' & their glamorous outfits.

20 Christmas Life Hacks

Super Easy And Useful Tips For The Holidays

Learn to utilize home materials with these clever ideas.

Latest Updates on Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor

The Love Story Of Katrina Kaif & Ranbir Kapoor

latest updates on the celebrity couple, Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor.

Thanksgiving Leftover Bombs

Turn Your Thanksgiving Leftovers Into Delicious Biscuit ‘Bombs’

Here are some Thanksgiving leftover ideas.

Real Time Analytics