season 16 contestants and their pro partners were announced at a live event Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.
And when the dust settled, fans may have been left wondering why Maksim Chmerkovskiy wasn’t among the pairs.
The group looked to be enjoying a relaxing day away from rehearsals for Ballroom With A Twist, a performance that combines cast members from Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance?
) and her partner, Derek Hough; and Olympic gold medal–winning figure skater Evan Lysacek and his partner, Anna Trebunskaya. Maksim was engaged to fellow pro Karina Smirnoff until last September, when the couple called it quits.
“As we consider who will be matched up each season, there are a lot of factors that dictate which couples make the best pairings.
We appreciate each of our dancers’ dedication to the show, so this is a very difficult decision.
Everybody’s happy, everybody’s positive.” RELATED: Season 16 Cast Revealed Indeed, Maksim’s statement seemed to reflect that positivity: “A big thank you to all of my fans for your never-ending support,” he said.
For Dancing With The Stars professional Karina Smirnoff, 36, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy - who recently left the show - looked incredible as they frolicked on the beaches of Waikiki, Hawaii while clad in swimwear.
Jan → Jantje, Lotte → Lotje), in particular for children and women.The outspoken pro, who has competed in 13 of the past 15 season but never won, released a statement about sitting out the current competition, which begins March 18.“I just want to set the record straight to all of my amazing fans that I will unfortunately not be returning for this season of Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower and Louis Van Amstel were other familiar names not called out on Tuesday.The English forms Johnny or Johnnie and Bobby or Bobbie are quite common in the Netherlands.Addition of a diminutive suffix, usually -ie or -y, often to an already shortened name. Although most often applied to the names of children, it is not uncommon for an adult to be referred to by the diminutive, especially by family, friends and close acquaintances: Also, initials of complex names are often used as the hypocorism, e.g.: Brandon William → B W → B Dub Esperanto forms nicknames by suffixing -njo (for females) and -ĉjo (for males) to the first letter(s) of the basic name or word.