Heather Morris appeared on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday morning and revealed that her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy was unable to join her because of a break-in.
A man allegedly attempted to break into the home of Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, who recently welcomed their son, Shai. Dealing with the intruder at his home resulted in the dancer missing what was supposed to be a joint interview alongside Morris.
“They had some sort of run-in with some man near their house trying to break in, but the police were there,” Morris revealed. “They took care of it. So they’re safe and Peta’s okay. That’s the most important thing.”
LAPD confirmed the attempted break-in to E! News. They responded to a call regarding the break in, but no one was arrested.
Chmerkovskiy spoke out about what happened during a telephone conversation with Maria Menounos on her Sirius XM radio show.
After describing he and Morris getting eliminated on Monday as “bulls**t,” he explained that the intruder was actually the previous owner of the home. “So at like 2:20 I wake up, this loud knocking I come down there’s cops. They say there’s a dude outside claiming this is his house. ‘Wait, what?!’ So yeah it was pretty wild. I guess it’s an ongoing thing with the ex-owner of this house. By the way talk about Hollyweird…”
He continued: “Used to be some rock singer, rock band, you know, know front man or something… completely out of his mind. It got to the point I obviously showed our renter’s agreement and everything else on my house… The guy is belligerent on some stuff, just showing some deeds. It was also funny I’m not from a ghetto. I’m not from the hood. I come from a tough place and although I’m not this tough guy who prides himself on this, but I can pick out a muscle when I see one. This guy had a friend who was even more belligerent drunk than he. He was trying to setup like poses… he was like 5’6 maybe… It was just funny to me the whole thing. It was 2:30 in the morning, I couldn’t understand what’s happening and then I had to get into the car do the satellite [interview] and I called Heather. I was like, ‘Babe, I’m sorry, I just can’t, I don’t know how to leave the house.’ It’s my mom, Peta, our nurse and a baby. It’s like three chicks, half a human and me. This is a fun household. But the house is great. I feel bad the dude lost it a long time ago in unpaid bills or something like that.” Listen:
The news follows Morris’s shocking elimination on Monday’s “Dancing With The Stars”. She and Chmerkovskiy were considered the frontrunners on the show and despite receiving perfect scores, were eliminated for not getting enough votes.