Karina Smirnoff Denies She Traded Her Mario In For A New One

Dancing With The Stars drama! Professional dancer Karina Smirnoff is denying reports that she is doing some private dancing for her DWTS partner Mario behind the scenes. Karina is in a relationship with her FORMER partner Mario Lopez. Maybe it’s the name? We all have certain weird things that turn us on.

There was a report that Karina and nu-Mario were sighted “making out by the valet with their hands all over each other” at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Get a room!

“We have a completely professional relationship,” she says. “I have a lot of respect for Mario. He is a great person.”

Sources on the set say that there is “chemistry” and a “flirtation” between the two.

I don’t know if I buy this one. You’re supposed to have chemistry with your partner on this show. The more you seem like you’re dry-humping, the better your performance looks. No one wants frigid dancers. My other observation is that Mario Lopez is a HOT PIECE OF ASS. Did you see him on Nip/Tuck? AC Slater can crack walnuts with that ass. Once he lost his childhood mullet, all bets were off. And this other Mario…well, he sorta has a head like skyscraper. I’m just saying! No hatred meant, I have a gigantic melon. I know your pain, Skyscraper Head.

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