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Karina Smirnoff and Brad Penny have called off their engagement.

The Dancing With the Stars pro, 30, and the Major League Baseball pitcher, 33, have gone their separate ways after more than two years together, E! confirms.

"They're just different people," a source says of the pair, who began dating in October '09 after they first met through former DWTS contestant Chuck Lidell.

Karina Smirnoff and Brad Penny Photo

There have been signs of potential problems for months now.

Smirnoff said she decided to postpone her January 2012 wedding to focus on DWTS, even as she praised Brad as a man who supports and loves her unconditionally.

Yet during her emotional run to Karina's first Dancing With the Stars title with partner J.R. Martinez, she never referred to Penny nor was he spotted in the audience.

Karina was also engaged to co-star Maksim Chmerkovskiy before meeting Penny. No reason was given for this split, but we wish them the best in this difficult time.

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by Free Britney at

Karina Smirnoff and Brad Penny have decided to wait on wedding planning.

Rest assured, though, the DWTS pro and MLB pitcher are still together.

Nearly a year after their engagement, "the wedding has been postponed," a source close to couple says. "They are still together, but have conflicting schedules."

With the Tigers out of the playoffs, what does Brad Penny have to do for the next four-plus months besides eat a few more salads and do sit-ups? Just asking.

Karina Smirnoff and Brad Penny Photo

The couple, both 33, went public with their romance back in 2009, after she and fellow Dancing With the Stars stalwart Maksim Chmerkovskiy called it quits.

"I believe a wedding is a celebration of a future together," Karina Smirnoff mused. "It doesn't matter how it's going to be. Whatever we decide it'll be great."

For the moment however, the couple simply "wants to spend more time with one another," the source explains. "Especially while planning their wedding."

Here's hoping Penny doesn't strike out and lose this keeper.

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