Dancing with the Stars professional dancers Karina Smirnoff and her fiance Maksim Chmerkovskiy have called off their engagement. He posted on his Twitter page on Monday, “What was meant to be a ‘life long book’, turned into a ‘chapter’….and now that ‘chapter’ is finished….Se la Vie..”
The couple just wrapped a two week summer Broadway gig. They performed a sexy duet Burn for You in the Broadway show Burn The Floor. The show opened on August 2 and got rave reviews by several New York critics who called their performance “athletic, sensual and rocket-fueled,” and “hot, hot, hot.”
The couple were seen together on August 21 at a beauty salon not far from where the DWTS rehearsals are being held on a daily basis. They were also seen leaving Coco De Ville nightclub on August 26 – see photos and video below. No word on what or who caused the breakup. We’re just saying…
Things should be interesting during the upcoming season of DWTS – set to debut on September 21 on ABC. Maksim is partnered with Entourage star Debi Mazar and Karina is paired with Aaron Carter – entire season nine celebrity cast here.
The couple announced their engagement on New Year’s Eve 2008, shortly after Smirnoff split with Mario Lopez. They had planned a summer 2010 wedding with Karina already enlisting the services of a wedding planner. She recently admitted, “I definitely want that fairy tale, big skirt ball gown. When else can you wear that?”
View photos and video below.