Calling off their engagement earlier last month, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff are no longer friends. When asked by Life and Style magazine at the LA County Fair back on September 27 if he and Karina are still friends, Maksim replied "no", detailing "She's a lot better at hiding her feelings apparently than I am. I just need to drop the sad person act and move on."
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff began dating in the summer of 2008 and announced their engagement on December 31 the same year. They initially planned a June 2010 wedding, but in September Karina had her representative announcing their separation. Reason behind the break-up was not disclosed though.
Speaking of having to see Karina very often due to their participation in the season 9 of hit dancing show "Dancing with the Stars", Maksim claims, "I hate the situation with Karina because it's really gotten blown out of proportion. It's done. It's over with." Maksim and his actress partner Debi Mazar have been eliminated from the ABC's show, whereas Karina and her partner, singer Aaron Carter, are still competing.