"Listen, I hope everybody can have friendships like this," Monaco said. "I mean, this is what it is. It's a foundation of an amazing friendship. I know you're laughing, but it's true!"
Chmerkovskiy added, "This is what it is: It's unconditional love for each other, whatever that label is. It doesn't have to be boyfriend-and-girlfriend. It's a relationship that I cherish. She can rely on me and I know I can rely on her."
But the two are hoping they'll be able to work together again soon. Chmerkovskiy made a cameo appearance on Monaco's soap opera, General Hospital, and he told reporters Wednesday that he would "love" to do it again.