DWTS’ Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff recently broke off their engagement earlier this month after dating for a year. The couple looked very professional performing at the Emmy’s but backstage they couple was reportedly yelling at one another. Read more on this story below.
DWTS professional dancers Maksim, 29, and Karina, 31, had already committed to performing at the 2009 Emmy’s before their break-up. Their performance was great and there didn’t appear to be any problems between the dancers, but apparently backstage it was a different story.
E! Online reported:
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff may have looked fab onstage, but things weren’t quite in step behind the scenes.
An insider reports the ex-couple exchanged some heated words before and after their performance.
“They were going at it, screaming at each other,” an eyewitness tells me. “He said she was taking too long in hair and makeup. It got kind of loud.”
Backstage at the Lipton Green Vitali Tea gift lounge, questions about the breakup were off-limits, but Karina said she couldn’t be happier with their dance routine…
“It was nerve-racking, especially when we heard the announcer say, ‘From Dancing With the Stars…,’ ” Karina just told me. “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.”
What she did really get into was the swag. Karina checked out products from Nespresso, Palm Pixi, FlipMinoHD, AMC and the very expensive Santoni shoe line..
You know that has to be very difficult to perform together after you have just called off your engagement!
Here’s Maksim and Karina performing at The Emmy’s:
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