Maksim Chmerkovskiy still single after starring on Ukrainian 'Bachelor'
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/06/2011
The Bachelor's inaugural Ukrainian edition starring Dancing with the Stars professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy concluded just like most American seasons of the reality dating competition -- without a happily ever after ending.
While clips of the show's season finale have recently gone viral and show the Dancing with the Stars professional offering a diamond ring to a seemingly thrilled brunette bachelorette, Chmerkovskiy's representative said the couple's relationship is over, Access Hollywoodreported Friday.
"Maks did not propose. He gave her a promise ring -- it did not work out. He's currently single," the representative told Access Hollywood.
Although Chmerkovskiy didn't gain a fiance out of his Ukrainian Bachelor journey, he did acquire a new positive outlook on life and love.
"Life is too short to wake up in the mornings with regrets. So love the ones who treat you right, forget the ones who don't. Remember that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance take it. If it changes your life, then let it," Chmerkovskiy wrote on his Twitter account on Friday.
"No one said it would be easy. They just promised it would be worth it. Life resembles a fairytale more often than a fairytale resembles life, and there is only one success -- to be able to spend your life in your OWN way!"
Chmerkovskiy -- who came in second place with actress and former Kirstie Alley's Big Life star Kirstie Alley during Dancing with the Stars' twelfth season last month -- had previously hinted his Ukrainian Bachelor experience didn't go as smoothly as he had hoped after the show had finished production.
"[It was] the hardest thing that I've ever done. If I knew then what I know now, I would never have signed up. I would do Dancing with the Stars for the rest of my life before I do something like this ever again," Chmerkovskiy told People in February.
"I had never seen [The Bachelor], but I still knew what it was about. In theory you think you can do it, but when you're in it you cannot realize how difficult it is."
In fact, Chmerkovskiy told People that he now disagrees with the reality dating show's core premise, which requires its star compare suitors to determine who is the best fit.
"The fact that I had to choose people was something else. People should never be lined up and chosen. We're not objects and we're not supposed to be lined up like that. It's terrible and it's like I was back in high school," Chmerkovskiy added.
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