Dancing's Maks and Karina Split
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff
Dancing with the Stars pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff have called off their engagement, a source close to the couple confirms to TVGuide.com.
The split, first reported by E!, comes a day after Chmerkovskiy cryptically tweeted: "What was meant to be a 'life long book', turned into a 'chapter'.......and now that 'chapter' is finished...... Se la vie..."
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Longtime friends, the dancers have been engaged since New Year's Eve and had been planning a June 2010 wedding, Chmerkovskiy previously told TVGuide.com. They had delayed their nuptials to accommodate their busy careers, which included stints on Broadway's Burn the Floor this summer.
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Both will be on the new season of Dancing, which premieres Sept. 21. Smirnoff is paired with Aaron Carter, while Chmerkovskiy will hit the floor with Debi Mazar.