January 5, 2009
Chmerkovskiy and Smirnoff get engaged
Professional dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff have gotten engaged in Las Vegas, a source told People magazine.
Chmerkovskiy and Smirnoff, who are regulars on the U.S. competition series
Dancing with the Stars, have been a couple for about six months. They are now performing with the
Dancing with the Stars stage tour.
Smirnoff previously dated actor and television personality Mario Lopez, who had been her celebrity partner on
DWTS in Season 3.
A source told People Chmerkovskiy proposed to Smirnoff on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas.
They are really cute together, the insider said.
The dancers' publicists declined to comment on the story, the magazine said.