Karina Smirnoff of Dancing With The Stars Engaged To Brad Penny

Karina Smirnoff‘s luck may have run out on Dancing With The Stars, but the talented twirler seems to be lucky in love, as Smirnoff revealed she is engaged to Brad Penny. Although Smirnoff just announced the engagement, she explained that she and Penny have been engaged since October 4.  That means congratulations is in order, not just for the engagement, but for managing to keep it quiet from the media for so long!

However, there’s nothing subtle about Karina Smirnoff’s engagement ring, which features a 4.5 carat Asscher Cut diamond.  Even that had to be kept a secret until Smirnoff and Penny could do some family planning.

“We kept it quiet because my family is in New York and Brad’s family is in Oklahoma,” she explained. “We kind of wanted them to come out and celebrate and be a family first before we let the cat out of the bag.”

Smirnoff was previously engaged to Maksim Chmerkovskiy, also of Dancing With The Stars. She and Penny began dating in October 2009.

Although the two have yet to plan their wedding, one thing is clear – Smirnoff won’t be needing dancing lessons to perform at the reception!