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Maksim Chmerkovskiy broke off his engagement from Karina Smirnoff on September 8, 2009. They had been engaged for 8.3 months. Maksim Chmerkovskiy is currently engaged to Peta Murgatroyd.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Entertainment - TV Personality

Why Famous: Dancing with the Stars

Age: 36 (b. 1/17/1980)

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Karina Smirnoff

Entertainment - TV Personality

Why Famous: Dancing with the Stars, reality show

Age: 38 (b. 1/2/1978)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 9/2008 4 months
Engaged 12/31/2008 8.3 months
Broken Engagement 9/8/2009 --
 Total1 year

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Where and/or how did Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff meet?

The two have been friends since they were 16 years old; after reuniting on the set of "Dancing with the Stars," they began dating.

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Classic Quotes by Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff about their relationship:

"I'm not really sure how it happened, but it makes sense. I'm in love and so is she." Maksim Chmerkovskiy
"Somewhere in the middle he says, 'I've been with a lot of women.' I was like, Did he really just say that?" Karina Smirnoff 1/2009
"We're still trying to work out the whole idea of spending 24/7 together, being two Capricorns." Karina Smirnoff
"I always knew he was a smart guy, but I always thought he was a little too confident." Karina Smirnoff
"We speak Russian when we don't want other people to understand us." Karina Smirnoff
"I was like, 'How the hell did she end up with these douche bags?'" Maksim Chmerkovskiy
"We had a actual deep conversation. I never saw that emotional side of him. He's very sensitive- completely opposite of how he is on the show." Karina Smirnoff
"After dancing, your toes get jammed, so we creack each other's toes in the evening." Karina Smirnoff
"When he proposed, I had to close the ring box from shock. I got emotional and was going to start laughing, which is not a good reaction when you're being proposed to. Makes is never at a loss for words, but he was mumbling and freaking out." Karina Smirnoff
"She's one of the most beautiful women I've ever met, plus she's very smart and passionate about everything she does. She's emotional, hot and cold, up and down, but it makes her esciting to be around." Maksim Chmerkovskiy
"We were 14. She walked into the dance studio in Brooklyn and I did a double take. There was a connection, but nothing happened for 15 years." Maksim Chmerkovskiy
"I saw him going through puberty, and he saw my dorky side." Karina Smirnoff
"Well, I'm biased since I love all his features, but the one that I like the most is his rear end. It's perfectly firm and perky!" Karina Smirnoff
"When she's happy, when she's angrey, when she's sad, when she's frustrated, when she's being goofy...She's the sexiest woman I've ever met." Maksim Chmerkovskiy
"When he is cooking a surprise dinner for me while dorkishly dancing around the kitchen." Karina Smirnoff
"She's most like a passionate Argentine tango. You never know what to expect." Maksim Chmerkovskiy
"Maks loves all dances, but I think his favorite is the paso. It's passionate, fiery adn masculine, just like he is." Karina Smirnoff
"We have the entire dance industry sending us RSVPs already, even though we didn't send out invitations. It's not about what we want. It's about what the Russian parents want...I want kids NOW." Maksim Chmerkovskiy 4/14/2009
"We had something very special. but we couldn't figure out how to sustain it, so it wasn't right." Karina Smirnoff

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