Is Karina Smirnoff too good for Brad Penny now that she’s won “Dancing With the Stars?” Is the baseball player intimidated by a Mirror Ball winner? Whatever the case, it looks like Smirnoff and Penny are calling off their engagement.
The couple, who met each other through former “DWTS” contestant Chuck Liddell in October 2009, are reportedly calling off their engagement. A source told E! Online:
“They’re just two different people.”
If the rumors are true, this will be the second wedding in two years that Smirnoff has called off. Smirnoff was previously engaged to Maksim Chmerkovskiy from “Dancing With the Stars.”
Here’s a video of Karina Smirnoff and JR Martinez on “Dancing With the Stars.”
Yahoo! reports that many people speculated that Smirnoff’s engagement with Penny was in trouble when she decided to postpone the wedding earlier this year. Smirnoff, at the time, said that she wanted to concentrate on dancing and that Penny’s MLB schedule made it extremely difficult to plan their wedding.
“It’s just this season is going so well for me and (‘DWTS’ partner) J.R. Martinez and I want to be able to concentrate 100% here… And at the same time, concentrate on planning the wedding. So together, it’s just impossible.”
The New York Daily News reports that Smirnoff has been seen as recently as Saturday wearing her engagement ring. But according to a source, Smirnoff only wears the ring in public.
Neither Smirnoff or Penny have commented on the recent rumors.
Do you think Karina Smirnoff is afraid of the altar?