“So I would take every opportunity to hover around.” Both were linked to other people during their break, but by October 2014 – after three month of doing “a little dance” – the couple officially reunited.“I dodged a bullet [by getting her back] because she could have fallen in love with somebody else and this never would’ve happened,” says Chmerkovskiy, who got down on one knee after the Dec.
“I thought he was arrogant,” Murgatroyd says in the current issue of PEOPLE of meeting her future fiancé in 2009 when they were both cast in the Broadway production of But it would take years for that friendship to blossom into something more.
"We were just saying that this show, despite the fact that it's a reality show, puts people into really real situations," Davis told Us.
"It's challenging and we're not just coming to the show ready to dance every Monday.
Chmerkovskiy, for his part, has waited 10 seasons to hold the mirrorball trophy.
(Hough has won five times before.) "I'm not as beside myself as I thought I would be because I'm incapable of accepting gifts or awards – we just have these dumbfounded looks on our faces, and she's a fellow Capricorn, she knows what I'm saying – I'm just thinking about the fact that this isn't our finish line," the Russian native told Us.