Yesterday, we reported that Salvadorean soap star J.R. Martinez (All My Children) will be one of the stars competing on the 13th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars (premiering Sept. 19th on ABC). Now, we can also tell you who the 28-year-old actor/army veteran will be dancing with on the show: Karina Smirnoff!
Martinez should consider himself lucky to be paired up with the 33-year-old Ukranian dancer. Last season, Smirnoff made it all the way to the semi-finals with her partner, Karate Kid star, Ralph Macchio and that wasn't the first time she came close to a win. During the show's sixth season, Smirnoff and her partner Mario Lopez (who was her boyfriend at the time) made it all the way to the finals and finished in second place.
In other Dancing with the Stars couples news, part-Spanish, part-Mexican dancer Mark Ballas has been paired with reality star Kristin Cavallari (The Hills).