Karina & Mario "Laugh" at Dating Rumors


Apr. 1 2008, Published 5:48 a.m. ET

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It takes two to tango, but three to start a rumor!

A week after rumors flew that Dancing With the Stars partners Karina Smirnoff and R&B singer Mario are dating, the couple are still out debunking the reports.

“No we’re not dating,” 21-year-old Mario tells Extra following their Monday night tango.

But that doesn’t mean the two aren’t having a light-hearted laugh at all the talk.

“We laugh at that. At least they think he's cute enough and that I’m not too old for him,” Karina, 30, says. “That's not a bad thing.”

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Also not a bad thing is igniting some passion and sparks during the dance for NFL star Jason Taylor and his partner Edyta Sliwinska. The Miami Dolphins linebacker’s wife, Katina, encourages her husband to turn up the heat on the dance floor with Edyta.

“I tell him he's got to look at her with desire,” Katina says. “It’s acting. They’re dancing. We’re married seven years and three kids. We’re good.”

Karina Smirnoff

For more on DWTS, tune in to Extra tonight!


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