MALIBU BEACH - The Dancing With The Stars dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy has reportedly paid $9.8 million for a Russian style mansion that once belonged to famed ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
Maks who is known as The Bad Boy of The Ballroom because of his quick temper is dating the astounding sexy Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton.
Chmerkovskiy recently sat down with Pico de Gallo of Tittle Tattle Tonight at a small Russian pastry shop in Malibu.
He said that when he was growing up in the Ukraine he always dreamed of one day coming to America and becoming a famous baseball player.
But he said that when he learned that he could not hit the curveball he changed his mind and began to focus on his next favorite thing dancing.
He said that he remembers living in Russia and sneaking out of the house at the age of 12, and going down to a neighborhood pole dancing lounge and dancing with the beautiful pole dancers.
Maksim said that one girl in particular, Natasha Serbinovich, showed him how to dance the rumba, the samba, and the cha cha cha.
Maks grinned and said that she also showed him a little bit about the parts of a woman and what each part does.
He said that everything he learned from Natty he was able to put to good use when he came to America.
SIDENOTE: Maksim Chmerkovskiy told de Gallo that he hopes that someday soon Kate Upton will become his wife and have at least half a dozen little Maksim's or little Kate's.