Dancing With The Stars pro Karina Smirnoff denies she has split from actor Mario Lopez, People.com reports.
“We’re going on strong,” she said. “As much as I love and appreciate the attention, this isn’t true.”
She added: “For the record, I am not moving out. Everything is great.”
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In her production trailer was a bouquet of roses. “These roses are from (Lopez) and they certainly are not a farewell gift,” she said.
The pair, who met during Dancing’s third season, never publicly acknowledged their relationship — until now — despite the fact they were living together in Lopez’s Los Angeles home.
A source had said Smirnoff was moving out of Lopez’s house. Smirnoff also was spotted recently with E! Entertainment personality Michael Yo.
“Michael and I have known each for a long time, and there’s nothing romantic whatsoever,” Smirnoff said. “He’s a great guy and I really respect him, but we’re just friends.”