Karina Smirnoff, Mario Lopez Move in Together

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Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff are officially more than just former partners on Dancing with the Stars. The pair recently took their relationship to the next level: They're cohabiting.

Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff
"They recently moved in together," a source close to the couple said to People magazine. "It was a big step to take, especially for Mario, but they both think this could be it. Things are going really well right and they're loving being together all the time."

The 33-year-old Lopez and the Ukrainian-born Smirnoff have always been coy about their romance since coming in second on Dancing with the Stars last season - but were spotted vacationing together in Mexico later that month.

Lopez, who will co-host the Miss Universe 2007 pageant on NBC live from Mexico City on May 28, told the puclication at the time that he and Smirnoff had "a very special relationship" and said: "We're great friends and very supportive of each other."

Reps for both had no comment. But we're sure Carrie Ann Inaba would give this pairing a perfect 10.

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