SOCHI, Russia - The Dancing With The Stars dancer who is known as The Bad Boy of The Ballroom is excited at having received a personal invitation to attend the XXII Sochi Olympics.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy informed Tittle Tattle Tonight's Pico de Gallo that he received a phone call from none other than Russian President Vladimir Putin asking him to attend the Olympics as his personal guest.
Chmerkovskiy told the Russian leader that he would be honored to return to his home country and sit by his side and cheer on Russian and American athletes.
Maks is not new to the Olympics as a couple of years ago he dated American Olympic team goalkeeper Hope Solo who won gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.
Maksim and Hope were paired on Dancing With The Stars and although they fought like cats and dogs they did have an off-screen romance.
SIDENOTE: Maksim revealed in an interview with Buckaroo Kazoo of The Turnstile Review that he had never, ever had foreplay with a woman that also included a soccer ball until he started dating Hope.