Despite the heartbreak of failing to win; Mark and Sabrina dated immediately after the show, splitting up in 2008, reportedly because of complications with her schedule. A representative of Karina’s issued a statement: “Karina has parted ways with her two-year relationship with Mario Lopez.Mario Lopez & Karina Smirnoff Finishing second in Season 3, a romance had begun on the DWTS dance floor between Mario and Karina. The relationship wasn’t heading in the right direction.” A representative of Mario’s issued a statement on the star’s behalf as well: “Karina and I have the utmost respect for each other. I support her always and feel blessed to have her in my life.” Cheryl Burke & Chad Ochocino From the start of Season 10, Ochocinco seemed determined to court Burke by any means necessary; even giving Burke a diamond ring on-air!
Finally finding time in 2007, the two tied the knot in San Francisco. One of the reasons Edyta left the show in 2010 was because she wanted to work with her husband, but DWTS producers wouldn’t give Alec a larger role on the show.
Sabrina Bryan & Mark Ballas Mark’s partner in Season 5 of DWTS was ‘Cheetah Girl’ Sabrina Bryan in 2005.
Their elimination from the competition remains one of the most shocking eliminations in DWTS history.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Karina Smirnoff In the summer of 2008, after ending her relationship with Mario Lopez, Karina began dating fellow Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
The fellow Ukrainians knew each other for 15 years before they finding themselves single at the same time.