What are some details about Karina Smirnoff's relationships?


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Karina Smirnoff has been engaged three times, but has broken off each engagement prior to marriage. Her fiancés were Brad Penny, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Jason Adelman. Smirnoff also dated fellow "Dancing with the Stars" co-star Mario Lopez.

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Smirnoff's relationship with Mario Lopez lasted from 2006 to June 2008. Smirnoff and Lopez met when they were dance partners on the third season of "Dancing with the Stars."

In the summer of 2008, Smirnoff began dating another fellow co-star from the show, dance professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The couple got engaged on New Year's Day in 2009 while they were in Las Vegas. However, they broke up in September of 2009.

In Oct. 2009, Smirnoff started dating Brad Penny, a Major League Baseball player who was playing for the San Francisco Giants at the time. The couple was engaged in Oct. 2010, but announced a postponement of the wedding in the fall of 2011, citing Smirnoff's busy schedule on "Dancing with the Stars." However, in Dec. 2011, the couple publicly announced that the wedding was not postponed, but cancelled.

Smirnoff and actor Jason Adelman got engaged in Jan. 2015 after quietly dating for about a year. The engagement was called off, reportedly by Adelman, by March of 2015.

In April 2015, Smirnoff told reporters that she was seeing a therapist about her love life.

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