‘DWTS’ Hope Solo Says Her Partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy ‘Is Like A Big Teddy Bear’ [AUDIO]

October 31, 2011 12:01 am

Dancing with the Stars” rumbas its way back onto ABC tonight for a new episode, but the gossip around the show is still centered on the heated exchange between Maksim Chmerkovskiy and the judges last week. Maksim took offense to some of the things said about his routine with Hope Solo and snapped back with some criticisms of his own.

‘DWTS’ Contestant Hope Solo Is Very Nervous Heading Into Tonight’s Show

It kinda propelled his “difficult bad boy” image to a whole new level. So, we tracked down Hope to find out what Maksim is really like in person. “Everyone thinks he is so tough. Everyone thinks he’s this mean guy and this over confident guy, but really there is a soft spot for all you women out there. He’s like a big teddy bear,” she says.

“Dancing with the Stars” is on Monday night’s at 8/7c and Tuesday night’s at 9/8c on ABC.

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