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.

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