The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (- p.m. (Eric Mc Candless/ABC via Getty Images) MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, AMBER ROSENEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Valentin Chmerkovskiy pose as Season 23 of 'Dancing With The Stars' meets the press at Planet Hollywood Times Square on September 7, 2016 in New York City.
The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (- p.m. (Eric Mc Candless/ABC via Getty Images) AMBER ROSE, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIYDANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor.See photos of Maksim Chmerkovskiy: NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 01: 'Dancing with the Stars' castmembers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Heather Morris visit 'Good Morning America' on March 01, 2017 in New York, NY.(Photo by Josiah Kamau/Buzz Foto via Getty Images)DANCING WITH THE STARS - MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' are donning their glitzy wardrobe and slipping on their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, MARCH 20 (- p.m. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Peta Murgatroyd (L) and Maksim Chmerkovskiy attend the VALENTINNICOLE fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Lovage on February 9, 2017 in New York City. So, with all of these new changes in my life, this partnership made sense.For me, Swiffer makes me look good and that I know what I'm doing.But, in reality, it just does the whole job [of cleaning] for me. I had a traditional upbringing, which wasn't to say that it was [a] "wife cleans, man provides" [mentality], but I'm a millennial.
Have you been picking up the slack around the house since Shai was born? I want Peta to be happy with her career first and foremost, and I wanted to provide her with an environment in which she doesn't need to worry about the little things.
We've had professional dancers in the past who had previously crossed over to become an actor or a singer or entertainer.
So, I'm not worried about what people are going to say.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is "not worried" about the backlash against his "Dancing With the Stars" partner, former professional dancer and "Glee" actress Heather Morris, affecting the pair's chances at winning season 24 of the ABC hit.
Not only that, but the 37-year-old also has more important things to worry about.
(Photo by Amanda Edwards/Film Magic)DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2304' - One of the biggest shows 'Dancing with the Stars' has ever put on will unfold on the ballroom floor, as the 11 remaining celebrities perform big spectacle dances for Cirque du Soleil(r) night, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 (- p.m. (Eric Mc Candless/ABC via Getty Images) MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, AMBER ROSEDANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2303A' - The second elimination of the season will take place on 'Dancing with the Stars: The Results,' live, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (- p.m. (Eric Mc Candless/ABC via Getty Images) VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIYDANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2302' - The 13 celebrities get ready to dance to some of their favorite TV theme songs as TV Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (- p.m. (Eric Mc Candless/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, AMBER ROSE, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIYLOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd attend the Entertainment Weekly's 2016 Pre-Emmy Party held at Nightingale Plaza on September 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.