Maksim Chmerkovskiy talks falling out with Kirstie Alley, hints it's because he's associated with ex Scientologist Leah Remini

By Gina DiFalco,

Maksim Chmerkovskiy appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live Tuesday night and talked about his falling out with his former Dancing with the Stars partner, Kirstie Alley, as well as his rumored new relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

It’s been rumored Alley tried converting him to Scientology, but Chmerkovskiy denies that and says they got along well “until recently.” He also hinted it was because he’s been out with Leah Remini (Lopez’s best friend), who quit Scientology.

"I think the world of her. I'm not judging people by their religion. I'm Jewish. I don't really believe in science fiction, whatever,” he said, Us Weekly reports.

He added, "Now that I'm associating with other people, that [she said] she can't be associated with, I am no longer to be spoken with.”

Chmerkovskiy and Alley were partnered up during the 12th season in 2011, and they remained close friends after the show.

Host Andy Cohen asked Chmerkovskiy about the Lopez rumors, noting Remini told him they’re not together but the rumors remain persistent.

"Well, [Leah]'s the authority on everything J.Lo, so we should listen,” said Chmerkovskiy.

The professional dancer revealed he’s leaving DWTS on Tuesday as well.

image via Roger Wong/INFevents.com



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