September 22, 2009 09:00 AM by Britteny Elrick
Recently broken up Dancing With The Stars couple, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff, may have performed an outstanding dance number during the Emmys, but beforehand sparks were flying backstage. Â And not in a good way…
According to a backstageÂ E! News insider,Â ”They were going at it, screaming at each other. He said she was taking too long in hair and makeup. It got kind of loud.”
Despite the yelling match, Karina was all smiles when asked about their performance.Â ”It was nerve-racking, especially when we heard the announcer say, fromÂ Dancing With The Stars” Karina told Marc Malkin.Â ”My heart jumped out a couple of times, but then I was like, ‘Enjoy this because how often do you get to perform at the Emmys.’
“And then it just felt like it went very fast,” she continued. “I wanted to do it a couple of more times to really get into it.”
Dancing With The Stars kicks off Monday, September 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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