If celebrity gossip has taught me anything, it's this. If you postpone a wedding, it's either because a) you're pregnant b) you're breaking up. That's Celeb 101.
It looks like Karina Smirnoff and Brad Penny postponed their wedding because they broke up. The Dancing with the Stars beauty has reportedly ended her relationship with baseball player Brad Penny, a source told Us Weekly.
In October, the two postponed their wedding, according to another source, who said they were "still together, but [had] conflicting schedules." When "I don't have time" is your reason for not getting married.
"They are just two different people," another insider says. Smirnoff was in Vegas over the weekend, where she was photographed wearing her engagement ring. Apparently, she just didn’t want to draw attention by not wearing it, because a source tells E! that Smirnoff would wear it during photo ops and then take the ring off when the cameras went away. Those sneaky celebs.
Previously, Smirnoff was engaged to her Dancing with the Stars costar, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The two ended up cancelling their engagement, too, probably after Karina realized she would have to write the word "Chmerkovskiy" on every signature for the rest of her life. After her breakup with Chmerkovskiy, Smirnoff started dating the Detroit Tigers player, and the two went public with their romance.
The couple initially wanted "to spend more time together... especially while planning their wedding," but now have decided to end things. A source said earlier this year that Smirnoff "loves being in love," and that "none of her friends [thought she'd] really make it to the altar with Brad."
Well, the relationship might not have worked out, but Karina still has the honor of winning the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. Last month, Smirnoff and her partner, J.R. Martinez, won Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars. At the time, Martinez told Karina: "You are amazing, and I'm so grateful I was able to be a part of your first mirror-ball trophy."
Smirnoff covered her face and began crying when she heard the news. She later said she lost her voice while celebrating.