Melissa Gilbert Blogs On Maks Chmerkovskiy and Dancing With The Stars

Melissa Gilbert has written a new blog for People.com. She has high praise for her Dancing With The Stars partner Maks Chmerkovskiy and he’s definitely bringing out the best in her. He’s like a “bad brother” too. Read more below and even more at the link. Can’t wait to see these two (and her hair! :) ). :)

Maks is an extraordinary teacher. He’s a magnificent dancer. He’s a strong and powerful partner and he’s proving to be an incredible friend.

Our relationship is … well, just weird. Sometimes, we are absolute equals. Most of the time, he leads (which frustrates the hell out of me, as I am a total type-A personality). Sometimes, I counsel and caution. All of the time, we laugh … a lot. He’s like a bad brother. He loves to make me blush. Watch the show, you’ll see me turn purple. Literally, the same color as the wall!

Maks is helping me to tap into a part of myself that no one really knows. Not publicly, anyway. He’s bringing out in me the sexy, confident, fiery redheaded cougar. Crazy, right? Halfpint a cougar? Really?!

Oh, yeah! I think we all have that cougar in us. Ladies my age, you know what I’m talking about. We’ve reached the point where we are in full command of our bodies and minds. We know what we want, and we have the years behind us to know exactly how to get it. Meow!

I’m going into our first week on the air in full-tilt cougar mode. Even the costume is dangerously hot. I have to bring it. I have to step up.

So Maks, if you’re reading this, it’s time for you to strap on your seatbelt, because here I come!