Karina Smirnoff Got Engaged!
Looks like a certain dancer will soon waltz her way when walking down the aisle.
Karina Smirnoff, who’s recently-axed from “Dancing With the Stars,” is set to tie the knot with her fiancé Brad Penny. The news was shared by Smirnoff herself on Saturday night, when she attended Tao Las Vegas’ five-year anniversary celebration.
At the party, 32-year-old Smirnoff debuted her engagement ring from Penny, and gushed “I’m so happy!” She also revealed that a lavish wedding with the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher is just around the corner, and they could be married as early as the New Year.
Apparently, the couple have been engaged since October 4, but have managed to keep it secret until now. Then, when asked about the future wedding, Smirnoff said, “I want a destination wedding where everyone can go to Cabo. We’re thinking January the seventh.”
She also gave explanations about why the news was kept under wraps for so long before finally being announced. As she said, “We kept it quiet because my family is in New York and Brad’s family is in Oklahoma so we kind of wanted them to come out and celebrate and be a family first before we let the cat out of the bag.”
Unfortunately, Penny couldn’t be at the Saturday’s event to accompanied his future bride. But in exchange, he send her a hand written apology along with a fortune cookie. A 4.5 Asscher Cut EVERLon Diamond Knot necklace was discovered after cracking the TAO fortune cookie.
The couple started dating just over a year ago, shortly after Smirnoff and fellow “Dancing With The Stars” professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy called off their engagement. Smirnoff and Penny met through a mutual friend, UFC fighter Chuck Liddell.
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