Karina Smirnoff and Brad Penny: Engaged!

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Forget a penny for her thoughts. Karina Smirnoff officially has a Penny for life.

The Dancing with the Stars professional has agreed to marry pitcher Brad Penny, who proposed to the waltzing beauty on October 4.

"We kept it quiet because my family is in New York and Brad's family is in Oklahoma so we kind of wanted them to come out and celebrate and be a family first before we let the cat out of the bag," Smirnoff said.

Karina, who has famously dated Mario Lopez and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, describes Penny as a "southern gentleman." He shocked her with his proposal at a restaurant in Los Angels following a DWTS taping this season. The pair met through a mutual friend, UFC fighter Chuck Liddell.

Penny has a career 4.11 ERA and last pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals.


Although a late comment - just read this page. I've always enjoyed Karina Smirnoff's dancing career from some of her championships from 2000, (2nd Best, I believe)until now. I'm unsure of the split with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Karina seems to be such a good hearted person who needs a loving, caring and patient partner; I hope and pray that she and Brad Penny can be together and happy. May God Bless you both Karina and Brad.


I knew Brad Penny when he was dating Eliza Dushku and he was such a borking, selfish, unsophisticated, hick who just wanted to fish and hunt and be with his "hang on" family on his "ranch". She does not know what a loser this guy is.


I think they look like they could be very Happy Together, God Bless from bonnie


congrates i just got to say lets see how long it last

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