Why did Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff break up?
No one knows quite for sure why the two professional dancers broke up but it seems to be a good thing that Maks was kicked off of Dancing with the Stars sooner than later.
No more awkward silences between the two anymore and no more awkward moments on live national television anymore.
The two were engaged to be married after the last season of Dancing with the Stars and the engagement ended this past summer. The only statement that either of the two has released to the media is that statement that Maksim released.
He said to People magazine “I feel completely betrayed. I’m done.” This was said in the beginning of October. When asked what he meant by that Maks gave no specifics or details he only said “I don’t want to get into the specifics. Let’s just leave it at I’m done.”
Apparently the engagement was so recent and so painful for Maks he had difficulties with it even during season nine practices. Debi Mazar was Maks’s partner and she reportedly told Dancing with the Stars producers that the few weeks they were together as dance partners had been very difficult on Maks and she had tried to be there for him.