Dancing with the Stars professional dancers, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff, are officially engaged to be married!
Maksim Chermkovskiy joined DWTS in season two and last season partnered with Misty May-Treanor. Karina Smirnoff has been on ever since season three, most recently teaming with Rocco DiSpirito.
She is also known for her two year relationship with DWTS dancer, Mario Lopez and began dating Maks shortly after she and Mario broke-up.
The pair has been dating for the past six months and professionally dancing together many for a while before that. Maksim proposed in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve. The two are currently on tour with the DWTS winter tour which ends in February.
The reality television show returns to ABC for its eighth season on March 9, 2009.
I just love this darn show and all the gossip that goes with it. Every one needs at least one vice to remain balanced....that's my motto. And of course, I can always blame my obsession with wanting to have something in commom with my almost 93 year old M-I-L.......who never misses a show ;)