‘Dancing with the Stars': J.R. Supports Karina through Personal Struggle

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Shortly after J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff won Dancing with the Stars, Smirnoff announced that she had split with her fiancé Brad Penny. Karina looked so happy while competing on the dancing show, but it appears that things were not as happy when she got home to her fiancé. Now, J.R. Martinez is speaking out on his dancing partner’s behalf in hopes of settling the storm a bit.

“She says she’s doing great,” J.R. explained in a statement to Wet Paint. “I texted her and (said) if she ever needed someone to talk to, I’m here to lend one ear because I only have one. I can’t do two. And she laughed,” he explained. And perhaps a good laugh is exactly what Karina needs during these tough times. It is too bad that there isn’t another season of Dancing with the Stars for Karina to focus on. Penny has yet to make a statement about the split.

But J.R. has more to say about his professional dance partner. “She’s keeping her head up. She’s being positive. She’s being strong. She’s an amazing girl, so I know she’ll be fine,” he shared about his winning Dancing with the Stars partner. Ah, with a friend like that and so much encouragement, who wouldn’t be fine? “She definitely is an amazing catch for the right guy out there. And hopefully the right guy comes along and treats her right and treats her the way she needs to be treated and gives her all the love that she wants because she deserves it.”

Otherwise, that man will have to answer to J.R.’s army. And you wouldn’t want to deal with that!

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