Val Chmerkovskiy of DWTS Shares Uplifting Messages for Sailor Brinkley-Cook after Their Elimination

Valentin Chmerkovskiy, who was recently eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars," takes to Instagram to leave encouraging messages for his much younger dance partner, Sailor. 

On the Monday episode of the famous reality competition series, Valentin and Sailor Brinkley-Cook made the bottom two and were eventually eliminated. 

Sailor Brinkley-Cook and Valentin Chmerkovskiy pose at "Dancing with the Stars" Season 28 at CBS Television City on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Sailor Brinkley-Cook and Valentin Chmerkovskiy pose at "Dancing with the Stars" Season 28 at CBS Television City on October 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

It was a very emotional moment for 21-year-old Sailor, who broke down in tears right on stage and had Valentin trying his best to comfort her. 

Valentin, who is a renowned professional dancer, sure makes the perfect mentor as he took to Instagram to further comfort Sailor. 

Valentin shared a picture of himself and the young beauty in what looks like a dance practice room. The caption of the snap is a heart-wrenching one as Valentin warmly expressed pride in Sailor's efforts. 

Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Sailor Brinkley-Cook pose for a photo after the "Dancing With The Stars | Photo: Getty Images

Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Sailor Brinkley-Cook pose for a photo after the "Dancing With The Stars | Photo: Getty Images

He wrote:

"I'm proud of you. Keep your head up, champ!"

In another Instagram post, Valentin shared a gif that features himself and Sailor on stage. Like the previous post, it has the pair oozing of excitement, but the caption is no less emotional as Valentin again, encouraged Sailor. 

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I’m proud of you. Keep your head up champ!

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He wrote:

"C'est La Vie Superstar, this is just the beginning, even if it feels like the end. #itbelikethatsometime #keepyourheadupchamp."

In response, fans, who mainly felt that Valentin and Sailor, didn't "deserve" to be kicked off the show, took to the comments section to voice their opinions.

Sailor Brinkley-Cook poses for a photo after the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Televison City in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Sailor Brinkley-Cook poses for a photo after the "Dancing With The Stars" Season 28 show at CBS Televison City in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

One such fan, @little_emilyanne, commented:

"You did not deserve to be in the bottom two and definitely did not deserve to go home. Ally and Sasha shouldn't have been in the bottom two either. I'm so upset this is not okay. I voted every week for you."

While another, @aminabrugnoni wrote:

"Champs for sure! Love you guys so much! Definitely didn't deserve to go home."

The supportive comments are endless and seem to hinge about the notion that Valentin and Sailor didn't deserve the elimination.

Valentin thought so too as he sounded off on his thoughts about the "disappointing" results via a video he shared on his Instagram story. 

It is, however, notable that although saddened by the results and seeing his partner so emotional about it, Valentin chose to remain positive.

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