Dancing With the Stars recently kicked off its 25th season and throughout the years there have been a few dramatic pairings.
The show, which debuted in 2005, does a fairly good job pairing up celebrities and professional dancers. However, sometimes the dancing couples just don’t see eye to eye.
This has only happened a few times throughout the show’s duration.
This isn’t the first time Chmerkovskiy has caused issues on the dancing competition show. Read on to learn about five DWTS’ feuds that kicked up drama in the ballroom.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Vanessa Lachey
The most recent feud to hit the DWTS ballroom was between Lachey and Chmerkovskiy. Their partnership was one of the most anticipated of this new season.
The love between the two quickly weakened as reports starting circulating that there was drama brewing between the pairing. In an unexpected move, Chmerkovskiy did not perform with Lachey on the night of Oct. 2, citing a “personal issue” for his absence.
A source told PEOPLE that Chmerkovskiy sat out because he and Lachey have been “fighting a lot.”
"There’s a big chemistry issue,” the source told the publication. “They both have big personalities and that’s not always the best recipe for a good partnership.”
Despite the reported drama, the pair danced on Monday night together and seemed to have put their issues behind them.
Cheryl Burke and Ian Ziering
Nearly 10 years after Cheryl Burke and Ian Ziering competed together on season 4, the former spoke out about their partnership on the podcast Allegedly with Theo Von and Matthew Cole Weiss.
Burke said that Ziering was her least-favorite partner of her then-18 season run on DWTS. She said that working with him “made me want to slit my wrists.”
Burke later apologized for the comment that “made light of suicide.”
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Hope Solo
Chmerkovskiy and Hope Solo ended up doing fairly well in the competition during their season, however it was the tension behind-the-scenes that really got them going.
Solo accused her DWTS partner of being “nasty” and “harshly critical,” saying he manhandled her during rehearsals. Solo also accused Chmerkovskiy of slapping her across the face. He denied the accusations and said their feud is over.
"I don't like her, and that's the end of it," Chmerkovskiy said of his former partner.
Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani
Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani also struggled off-stage. The pair’s issues stemmed from the TV personality’s inability to dance and Dovolani struggled teaching her.
Gosselin started to criticize the DWTS pro’s teaching methods. Things got really tense between the two during a rehearsal session ending with Dovolani storming out of the room, telling Gosselin that he quits.
After cooling down from the heated moment, they finished the competition together as a pair, however it’s safe to say they didn’t leave as best friends.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and the Judges Panel
This was yet another issue Chmerkovskiy brought to the dance floor, but this time it didn’t involve a partner.
He is known for stirring the pot on DWTS, but this moment from 2011 will go down in the show’s history.
After he and Solo received a low score from their rumba performance, Chmerkovskiy suggested that it might be time for judge Len Goodman to retire. Fellow judge Carrie Ann Inaba fought back and called the professional dancer disrespectful.
Chmerkovskiy went on to tell then-host Brooke Charvet that "with all due respect, this is my show."
The drama between the judges panel and Chmerkovskiy is long over since he has returned to the ballroom.