Maksim Chmerkovskiy is Totally in Love with Karina Smirnoff

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For Maksim Chmerkovski and Karina Smirnoff, 2008 couldn't have ended on a better note: the Dancing with the Stars couple got engaged on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas.

"I'm in love and so is she," Chmerkovskiy told People Magazine in an exclusive interview. "Everything is beautiful."

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff

Regarding her new finace, Smirnoff said: "He is such a softie. The way he proposed was so romantic."

As the couple rang in the new year, Chmerkovskiy presented Smirnoff with a three-karat Harry Winston platinum and diamond ring tucked inside of a Louis Vuitton bag.

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