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Karina Smirnoff and Jason Adelman End Engagement

Karina Smirnoff and Jason Adelman End Engagement

Originally posted 03/11/2015 10:00PM

Hey, Karina Smirnoff said her love of dating was one of the reasons she wrote We're Just Not That Into You: Dating Disasters from the Trenches. Maybe she decided it was better to continue walking the talk?

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Dancing with the Stars Announces Season 20 Pros: Karina Smirnoff Out (for Now)

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Dancing with the Stars Announces Season 20 Pros: Karina Smirnoff Out (for Now)

Originally posted 02/11/2015 09:20AM

Dancing with the Stars announced which pros will return for season 20 on Wednesday – and one who notably will not.

Last season's champion Witney Carson returns alongside fan favorite (and two-time champion) Mark Ballas. Seasoned pros and fellow mirrorball winners Tony Dovolani, Peta Murgatroyd and Kym Johnson are back in the mix. Newer pros including Val Chmerkovskiy, Sharna Burgess, Allison Holker, Emma Slater and Artem Chigvintsev were also confirmed to return.

Noticeably absent, Karina Smirnoff – a pro since season 3 and the season 12 champion – posted on Instagram Tuesday night that she would not be returning for season 20: "I've decided to focus my energies on some other exciting endeavors."

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Karina Smirnoff Is Engaged to Jason Adelman

Karina Smirnoff Is Engaged to Jason Adelman

Originally posted 01/20/2015 04:45PM

Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff is engaged to Jason Adelman, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The happy news caps a whirlwind romance for the duo, who have been dating for less than a year.

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Karina Smirnoff's DWTS Blog: 'I Have No Regrets'

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Karina Smirnoff's DWTS Blog: 'I Have No Regrets' After Elimination

Originally posted 10/06/2014 10:45AM

Karina Smirnoff is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, having won the coveted mirror-ball trophy in Season 13 with J.R. Martinez. The pro dancer is now in her 16th season on the show, and will be blogging for PEOPLE about competing with actor and retired mixed martial arts fighter Randy Couture for Season 19.

We're sad we got eliminated because we were really looking forward to this week's contemporary dance. We were going to dance to a Garth Brooks song. We'd already started choreography and ideas. We were really excited about this dance.

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Karina Smirnoff's DWTS Blog: We're Taking No Chances on the Paso Doble

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Karina Smirnoff's DWTS Blog: We're Taking No Chances on the Paso Doble

Originally posted 09/29/2014 08:30AM

Karina Smirnoff is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, having won the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 13 with J.R. Martinez. The pro dancer is now in her 16th season on the show and will be blogging for PEOPLE about competing with actor and retired mixed martial arts fighter Randy Couture for season 19.

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Karina Smirnoff's DWTS Blog: Our Cha-Cha This Week Is 'Playful, Flirtatious and Sexy'

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Karina Smirnoff's DWTS Blog: Our Cha-Cha This Week Is 'Playful, Flirtatious and Sexy'

Originally posted 09/22/2014 12:15PM

Karina Smirnoff is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, having won the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 13 with J.R. Martinez. The pro dancer is now in her 16th season on the show, and will be blogging for PEOPLE about competing with actor and retired mixed martial arts fighter Randy Couture for season 19.

It was a very interesting premiere night. I think a lot of couples were amazing, and you saw different characters and different personalities shine through.

Our performance went perfectly. We couldn't have asked for a better response. There's a certain side of Randy that I wanted to showcase in the dance and it came through, and the judges and the audiences recognized that. I couldn't have been happier.

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Karina Smirnoff's DWTS Blog: 'This Season Will Be Very Surprising' | Karina Smirnoff

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Karina Smirnoff's DWTS Blog: 'This Season Will Be Very Surprising'

Originally posted 09/15/2014 12:00PM

Karina Smirnoff is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, having won the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 13 with J.R. Martinez. The pro dancer is now in her 16th season on the show, and will be blogging for PEOPLE about competing with actor and retired mixed martial arts fighter Randy Couture for season 19.

Preparations for this week have been going amazingly. I've been a fan of my partner, Randy Couture, for years. My dog, Randy Smirnoff, is named after Randy Couture! When I saw he was my partner, I was like, "Oh my gosh, my dad will be so excited." Randy's his favorite fighter, too.

Being an Olympic wrestler as well as an ex-soldier, Randy has discipline and dedication that are unbeatable. For a man of Randy's stature – he's tall, very muscular, very built – it's not the easiest thing to be light on the feet and to be a "twinkle toes." He's been working so hard and has made progress, and how much he's done since Day One is amazing. I'm very proud of him.

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Dancing with the Stars Cast Revealed!

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Dancing with the Stars Celebrities Are Revealed

Originally posted 09/04/2014 08:45AM

A member of Duck Dynasty's Robertson family and the latest murder victim on Pretty Little Liars will compete on the 19th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

Sadie Robertson, the granddaughter of Phil Robertson on the A&E reality show, will be paired with Mark Ballas.

Janel Parrish, whose character Mona Vanderwaal was killed off last week on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, will dance with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

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Find Out Which Pros Are Returning to Dancing with the Stars

DWTS Reveals Season 19 Pros

Originally posted 08/13/2014 09:00AM

The reigning champ of Dancing with the Stars won't be back, but his brother will.

So will five-time champion Derek Hough and two-time winner Cheryl Burke, not to mention a few fresh faces and a winner from the U.K. version of the competition show.

All told, 12 pros were revealed this morning on ABC's Good Morning America in anticipation of the 19th season premiere of DWTS on Sept. 15.

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