I think she brings out the best out of anybody who’s around her. She has this great great energy and she’s very kind. And even me the grumpy old Val you know, she makes me laugh. - Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
I’ve never seen this guy smile so much in his life. -Interviewer
Love is passion. Love is lust. Love is hurt. I’ve never felt love without hurt and just came to realize, love is the hurt you can’t live without. I love because I’m happy. I love because I have joy in my life and I am loved. For a long time I thought that there was a limit to my love, there’s a capacity to it, there’s just enough for me to share with my family, my significant other, my friends. Lately I realized my love is endless. There is a thin line between love and obsession and for me and my relationships, I feel like I loved so hard that when that love was gone there was an empty space and there was really not much left. It was because of love that I got to experience a lot of beautiful things in my life. I feel like that’s who I am. Love is intense and love is complex but ultimately love is really simple, it’s about giving up a little bit of yourself for someone else.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy excerpt from Maks & Val: Our Way Tour