Dancer Karina Smirnoff has dazzled partners and viewers for 17 straight seasons on "Dancing With the Stars," but she's thinking more and more about life beyond the dance floor. Smirnoff has had her share of failed relationships, including one with fellow "Dancing" pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, so being a mother - let alone getting married - seemed a long way off. Despite that, Smirnoff has taken steps to ensure motherhood happens when she meets the right man.
By Derrick Bryson Taylor. Adelman popped the question in January, with a massive 5-carat diamond ring, after dating on and off for less than a year. And kids.
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The DWTS pro opens up about her broken engagements and how she won't give up on love. Karina Smirnoff has always had her eye on the prize — a husband and a child, maybe even two. But focusing too much on what she could someday gain has diverted attention from what she could lose — the ability to identify who is truly marriage material. That has nothing to do with it.
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I am very superstitious. I always step onto the dance floor with my right foot. I have designed all of my costumes on Dancing With the Stars myself. I believe that dreams have meaning, and I think I know how to decipher them.
She's also won two runner-up titles, a semifinal title, and several quarterfinal titles. She is a five-time U. She has taken second at the British Open Blackpool Dance Festival  and she is the first woman to also ever make the "British Professional Final" with three different partners.