March 11, 2009 02:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Professionals dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his fiancee Karina Smirnoff took time out from rehearsing for this season’s Dancing With The Stars to pose for a photo shoot for OK! magazine. The two dancers became engaged this past New Year’s Eve and are in the throws of planning their wedding while performing weekly with their celebrity partners on the hit ABC show.
Entertainment tonight caught up with the couple during their photo shoot with OK! magazine and asked the couple if their is any jealousy as the couple dance with their prospective celebrity partners. MaksimChmerkovskiy is partnered with Denise Richards and Karina Smirnoff is dancing with Steve Wozniak.
Karina Smirnoff told ET, “Maks is extremely jealous of Steve. We have arguments about it every day.”
“[Denise and I] are going to dance a sexy rumba, and people are going to talk,” Maksim Chmerkovskiy said, “If we don’t do a sexy rumba, they will say we did a bad rumba. So damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”
As for spending a lot of time planning their wedding which is to take place sometime this year, the couple says that even though they haven’t a lot of time, due to reheasals with their dance partners, they still find the time to talk and disagree about the wedding.
“He always tells me I am planning the wedding, but he tells me what to do, so I am planning it his way. We are negotiating now,” says Karina Smirnoff. She would like to get married at city hall and then have a honeymoon that lasts 12 months wheras her honey,Maksim Chmerkovskiy wants the big splashy wedding.
We wonder who will win that argument?
You can catch the two loverbirds every week on Dancing With The Stars Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC.
Photo Credits: Maksim Chmerkovskiy.com