" PHOTOS: Hilarious backstage DWTS pics The two earned a 20 for their paso doble.("The power is back, the presence is back, the determination is back!
The show has no official policy about workplace hookups, but producers are often faced with cleaning up the mess when a showmance fizzles out. She won’t say who, but insists “it wasn’t a great experience.” Burke, 29, may have been referring to disgraced football star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, who asked her out in 2010 during a televised interview on “Entertainment Tonight.” (She said yes! Maks, 32, did become engaged — to fellow dancer Karina Smirnoff — in 2009, but the romance quickly flamed out, creating an awkward work environment “There is bad blood,” he told The Post last year.
Cheryl Burke participated in a 38-city Dancing with the Stars tour from December 19, 2006 to February 11, 2007.
She also joined the second summer tour, which visited 24 cities between June 20, 2007 in Austin, Texas and July 24, 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, 32, surprised her with an enormous platinum ring with diamonds.
A source tells Us the bling, from Jason of Beverly Hills, costs more than ,000. He says he wanted to splurge because "she has to deal with me nine hours a day.