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Meryl Davis tries to laugh off Maksim Chmerkovskiy dating question, fails

Olympic gold-winning skaters discuss Sochi and 'Dancing With the Stars'


Figure skater and "Dancing With the Stars" champ Meryl Davis laughed off comments that she and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy have a "King Kong" relationship.

Chmerkovskiy's brother Val told US Weekly that the pair are more than a couple, saying, "He loves her probably more than I've seen him love another woman - he loves and adores her - but it's like a King Kong type of relationship."

When FOX411 asked Davis about the comments she acted surprised, but didn't dismiss rumors that she and her "Dancing With the Stars" co-champion were an item.

"Wow ... I don't even know what to say," Davis said. "I like to keep my personal life personal but OK, Val ... he's going to be getting a call this afternoon."

With "Dancing With the Stars" behind her and a gold medal in tow, Davis and her skating partner Charlie White say they're looking forward to a long vacation. They both have trips planned to Hawaii, but said they probably won't be hanging out together on the beach.

"We've been together now pretty consistently for a while and so it's good to take a break every now and then," White said. 

As for whether he harbors any jealousy for Davis winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy on the competition show, White says they share the win.

"It was an amazing experience and I think the fact that we were able to root for each other made it that much more enjoyable," White said. "It was too bad that I had to get the boot when I did, but the fact that she won was like redemption for me."