Meryl and Maks Daily Recap, August 4th, 2014
So, we’ve had a afternoon of smooth sailing and the great day of speculation is upon us!! Legal disclaimer: We don’t “know” anything, we’re all giving our opinions and having fun, so don’t get your panties in a bunch!
Before I get to all of the speculation, I will briefly cover Derek Hough’s interview for USA today that came out late last night. He is promoting his book of life lessons. To give an example of lesson #2 (something about strength being weakness) he said that Maks was very insecure and that was why he had outbursts and that the producers set up a story line where Meryl was the coach and Maks was the student and that they never dated. Many people feel his words were twisted and taken out of context. That is certainly what he claimed in his apology to Maks and his fans on twitter today. No matter how his words were twisted, I don’t think he should ever comment on a co-worker’s personal life or insinuate that the beautiful moment we all witnessed (Hold my hand) was in any way set up or scripted. It really comes off like sour grapes to me.
Moving on to speculation station! Lizzie tweeted “Safe travels MaksimC!” with 2 red hearts at about 8:00 am. We know she used red hearts in reference to the Miami trip, which we believe included Meryl. So, as you can imagine, we are all very excited. I think Meryl has been with Maks in NY since friday night or saturday morning. So, are they off to a new destination together, are they traveling separately? Airplane, car, train, slow boat to China? We don’t know, but we’re having fun guessing.
We do know that Meryl and Charlie have two radio interviews tomorrow morning to discuss being the Grand Marshalls of the Pure Michigan 400. I called the offices of one of the stations and the receptionist told me, “I think that is a phone-in interview”. I would guess the other one is too, so she could be anywhere!
Our mall anon got no new news about whether or not Meryl will show up at Maks’ event on the 9th. We’re just gonna have to be patient on that one.
Meryl was up early this morning and retweeted a quote some time between 5:30 and 6:00 am. The quote was “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself” by Coco Chanel. Who do we know that has recently helped Meryl be herself? She also “liked” two other quotes (It’s a quote-heavy day, ya’ll). "Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right person.“ by Nicholas sparks (Like waiting at an airport). "If it’s not making you better, it isn’t love. True love makes you more of who you are, not less” by Mindy Hale. Cue road to the finale taped piece, and … I’m done!
Just after noon, Meryl tweeted an old photo of herself, asleep on a couch. The caption said, “Throwing it back to that time we tried to do dancingabc and Stars on Ice at the same time.” #powernap. Some say “we” means Charlie, but he wasn’t tagged and didn’t “like” or retweet. Some have pointed out that it was most likely Maks who took that photo, and I agree with that. Others also speculate that she might be subtly reminding the world that she was rarely in studio at DWTS and maybe Derek doesn’t know what was up with them (as Derek himself stated in interviews at the finale).
Add this to another of her “likes”. Deeky, who was a field producer at DWTS and travelled with Charlie and Meryl for SOI posted a quote “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” with the comment “Keep it moving!” #LetEmWatchYouPass ThemBy # good morning. Meryl liked it AND Karina liked it. I think it could be about Derek’s comment, but only Meryl knows why she “liked” that post.
Speaking of “Likes”, Karina also liked Meryl’s nap photo (maybe they’ve had some quality time together recently), also Nicole liked it (ditto), Serge liked it, and then….Maks liked it!! Theories abound: The SM freeze is over and things will go back to the way they were before India, he liked it because he took the photo (probs so), he liked it because he just couldn’t help himself, he liked it because this is a warm-up to a “reunion” photo when he “gets to Michigan”. Honestly, I hope it’s all of the above!!
Speaking of the Mall event. Mary, our “Mall anon” tried to call the offices of the mall today, but got a different person that the lady she spoke to on friday. There will be a fashion show and performances from a local dance company from 11-1, then Maks will make his appearance from 1-3. No mention was made of Meryl.
So, let the speculation resume! Have fun and hopefully we’ll have more good news soon :)