July 26, 2009

Busy ‘Dancing’ stars delay wedding

Ukrainian professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he and fellow Dancing with the Stars performer Karina Smirnoff have delayed their wedding plans.

Chmerkovskiy, 29, said between the dancing couple's involvement in the ABC dance competition and a limited run in the Broadway production Burn the Floor, he and Smirnoff are simply too busy to get married now, People.com reported Saturday.

We don't plan (the wedding), Chmerkovskiy said. We're (working) 14 hours a day. This is our life right now.

Smirnoff, 31, said the couple's involvement in Burn until Aug. 16 has been an amazing experience despite how it has impacted their wedding plans.

The only thing we've decided is next year in June, Smirnoff said. We were going to pick the place, but we never actually had the time. (But being on Broadway) is amazing and we love doing it, so we don't feel like we're missing out on the wedding dress fittings.

Smirnoff told People magazine that she and Chmerkovskiy, who got engaged in December, are not rushing into their wedding.

As long as we're together, tying the knot is a plus, it's something extra, she said.