"Dancing with the Stars" couple breaks up

Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff have ended their two year romance that started during their first year on the show.

Karina issued a statement saying that the romance wasn't heading in the right direction.

Mario says, "Karina and I have the utmost respect for each other -- she is a phenomenal and talented woman. I support her always and feel blessed to have her in my life."

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