Karina Smirnoff Cancel Engagement To Brad Penny Dancing With the Stars Karina Smirnoff, 30, and Brad Penny a baseball pitcher from Detroit Tiger Team has engaged more than 1 year old. will initially be engaged, but latest news say that Karina had canceled their engagement. a source close to E! news They’re just saying that different people. ” They both started dating since October 2009. they both met initially from a show Dancing With the Stars where they are both as contestants and introduced by UFC Martial Art Star, Chuck Lidell. their relationship began to look tenuous when brad penny looks always not present in the show. but before Penny always at her side to always support each other. Smirnoff but this time to be alone at the event.