Karina Smirnoff is known for her role as a professional dancer on the ABC reality TV show Dancing with the Stars, which she first appeared on during season 3. She won the Mirrorball Trophy while partnered with J.R. Martinez during season 13.
Karina Smirnoffâ€™s relationship and love life has often been in the media. She had a celebrity relationship with Mario Lopez, her DWTS partner during season 3, from 2006 to 2008. She then began dating fellow DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy in 2008. The two became engaged later that year but broke up in the fall of 2009. Then, in 2009, the dancer started a famous relationship with baseball pitcher Brad Penny; they announced their celebrity engagement in 2010 and split in 2011. Her most recent relationship and engagement was with Jason Adelmann, but they revealed their celebrity break-up in 2015.