But loyal fans of the ABC competition show got a special treat when former flames Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were reunited.
Smirnoff, 35, is a current pro on the show, who along with partner Corbin Bleu is heading to this season's finals.
The Dancing With the Stars pro, and author of We're Just Not That Into You: Dating Disasters from the Trenches, is now headed back to them.
It may not have sent the same sort of shockwaves around the Internet as Jon Stewart announcing his retirement from The Daily Show, Karina Smirnoff confirmed a departure of her own from the small screen yesterday: She will not return to Dancing with the Stars.
Karina Smirnoff and Jason Adelman have ended their engagement, according to reports.
It's now the third engagement the 37-year-old has called off.
The history between these two would indicate that Karina should be more than a little bit careful if she’s looking for more than a hook up with Maks.
Apparently, Maks Chmerkovskiy has decided that Karina Smirnoff is the woman for him once again and he has been working over time to try and get her back.Sources close to Jason told the publication it was because the pair had “different family values.” Karina’s rep responded to Jason’s nasty comments, calling them “disrespectful and insulting to the entire dance community,” adding that it is “nothing less than an attempted smear campaign from a malicious person.” It sounds like Karina is totally taking the high road and has even reportedly already returned the ring.This is not the first time that Karina has gone through a difficult breakup.But the Ukrainian performer had nothing to worry about.Chmerkovskiy gave her high marks on both performances, and following her second dance -- the rumba -- he had some especially kind words "I think you have a huge advantage in this competition," he said to Bleu.The third time is sadly not the charm for Karina Smirnoff, 37.