After Maksim Chmerkovskiy missed this week鈥檚 episode of Dancing With the Stars due to 鈥減ersonal issues,鈥 some reports suggested that his absence was actually due to personality conflicts with dance partner Vanessa Lachey. Chmerkovskiy has since apologized to Lachey for missing the show, and now their costars have confirmed that the two are back together in the rehearsal studio.

鈥淢aks is back. We saw him and Vanessa today in the studio,鈥 season 25 pro Lindsay Arnold told People. 鈥淭hey鈥檙e excited to be together again.鈥

In his public apology to Lachey, Chmerkovskiy said that he took 鈥渇ull responsibility鈥 for his absence, and that he and Lachey were 鈥渂oth looking forward to dancing for our fans next week!鈥

Pretty Little Liars alum and DWTS season 25 celeb Sasha Pieterse said that while the details of what caused Chmerkovskiy to miss the show weren鈥檛 clear, the partners were in fact back in action.

鈥淚 don鈥檛 know what鈥檚 going on but all I know is that he had a personal issue, a family issue,鈥 she said. 鈥淎lan [Bersten, who filled in for Chmerkovskiy] was great and now [Chmerkovskiy and Lachey] are reunited.鈥

She continued: 鈥淗onestly, they鈥檙e awesome. I love them. Nick and Vanessa are awesome; so are Peta and Maks. They鈥檙e such a fun partnership.鈥

No one from DWTS has confirmed the reported tensions, but Lachey did tell Us Weekly that she often takes a back seat to Chmerkovskiy鈥檚 coaching on set 鈥 and that鈥檚 not necessarily a bad thing. 鈥淚 just know that when I鈥檓 on set, he鈥檚 my coach and I鈥檓 the student, so I listen a lot more and I don鈥檛 speak up as much because this is a field I don鈥檛 know,鈥 she said. 鈥淗e鈥檚 trained me and taught me so many amazing, wonderful new things, just like any trainer would or teacher would.鈥

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