News of another celebrity engagement has hit gossip news circuits today! Karina Smirnoff of Dancing With the Stars fame is engaged to St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Brad Penny. The dancer confirmed the news over the weekend and said her honey got down on one knee over a month ago when he popped the question along with a massive 4.5 carat diamond ring.
The news of the engagement was confirmed via Karina Smirnoff’s Twitter page:
Thank you all so much for ur warm wishes. I couldn’t be happier. I feel very lucky and blessed. Love u!!!! Yayayay!…Thank u, guys, for all the wishes and congrats! I love my twitter family! You are the best and kindest, and I’m lucky to have u!!! Xoxoxoxo
The 32-year-old Ukrainian born star, who left DWTS in October, said it was difficult to keep the engagement a secret. She spoke to People, “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…I want a destination wedding where everyone can go to Cabo. We’re thinking January the seventh.”
The pair has been dating for a little over a year.
On DWTS, Karina Smirnoff was a true star and has won over the hearts of the American public. She has danced with Rocco DiSpirito, Aaron Carter, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and others.