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Karina Smirnoff, Brad Penny call off engagement

Brad Penny and Karina Smirnoff appear in a photo posted on his Twitter page in 2010. (yfrog.com/gh9nzj)

December 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
"Dancing With The Stars" professional champ Karina Smirnoff is no longer getting married.

She and Detroit Tigers pitcher Brad Penny have called off their wedding after being engaged for a year.

Smirnoff told Eyewitness News things are "a bit hard right now" but she's "hoping God has a plan in all this."

Smirnoff and dance partner J.R. Martinez won season 13 of "Dancing With The Stars" last month.