Saturday, 10 December, 2011 0:15 AM
Brad Penny and Karina Smirnoff announce separation
Penny and Karina Smirnoff walking on a beach.
has struck out in the romance field, as the Detroit Tigers pitcher's
engagement to Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff has
come to an end, according to US Weekly.
A source told
the magazine the couple, both 33, called off the wedding a month
ago due to their busy schedules with Karina working on the popular
ABC dance competition, where she and J.R. Martinez (All My Children)
became this season's winners, while Penny was in post-season playing
the American League (AL) Division and Championship Series.
Set up in 2009 by UFC
Champion Chuck Liddell, one of the contestants from season nine,
Brad and Penny have been engaged since last fall; the wedding was
set for January 2012.
Penny has been a pitcher
for the Tigers since January 2001. He is signed to a one-year, $3