It was a big weekend for Karina Smirnoff, who showed off her new bling at the fifth anniversary party for TAO in Las Vegas on Saturday night. UsMagazine.com has confirmed that the Dancing with the Stars pro and her baseball player boyfriend Brad Penny have decided to tie the knot.
According to Smirnoff, 32, the proposal happened back in October right after she finished performing the Foxtrot with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. All the hype over The Sitch going home must have overshadowed Karina's big moment.
So, how did the starting pitcher make his pitch? Smirnoff told Us she thought she was heading to a business meeting.
Says Smirnoff, "I was in the middle of the show and had no clue what was cooking behind my back. The dinner meeting was set up at a restaurant in Malibu. When [my manager and I] got there, it was completely empty. She excused herself to take a call and while I was sitting there alone, Brad came in.”
She continues, "I had crazy hair and black lipstick on and was just concerned about looking like the Bride of Frankenstein. Even after Brad got down to one knee and opened the box with the ring, it still didn't register."
We’re confident that Smirnoff will make a beautiful bride. Congrats to the happy couple!