If one were to look for EVIDENCE of their relationship - given by BOTH of them, one could point to their Twitter feeds. Maks was wishing her good luck all during the Olympics, and she was offering to hold him a seat at Wembley Stadium to watch her play. This was HOW LONG after the "slap"? If his treatment of her was so bad that DWTS offered to get her a new partner, WHY would she then maintain ANY relationship with him - even online?
Hubby opined that perhaps Hope wanted "more" than Maks was willing to give . . . "Hell hath no fury . . ." ????