‘DWTS’ The Situation: Fine, I’ll Keep My Hands Off Smirnoff

by | September 27, 2010 at 12:45 PM | Celebrities, Dancing With The Stars, Reality, RealityTV, TV News

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his 'Dancing With the Stars' partner, Karina Smirnoff (ABC)

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his 'Dancing With the Stars' partner, Karina Smirnoff (ABC)

Rumors always swirl when hotties get teamed up on ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ (for example, last year’s Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Erin Andrews). And, yeah, sometimes the celebrity and pro do hook up (see: Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff).

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But Smirnoff, who is arguably the hottest ‘DWTS’ pro to date, with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino of ‘Jersey Shore’ fame? I think not. Why? Well, for one, he probably waxes more than she does and spends more time in the mirror.

More importantly, The Situation seems to have his gentleman-face on for this season and is taking a (literally) hands-off approach to his sexy partner. “We look really good together, and we’d probably have cute kids, but I’m pretty sure she has a boyfriend,” he told UsMagazine.com. “Unless something happens with that, I’m going to stay respectful. So that’s that situation.”

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That said, Smirnoff couldn’t say enough good things about her partner when we caught up with them backstage at ‘Dancing with the Stars’ last week.

“He is completely opposite of what I expected,” she told Fancast. “I thought I would have my hands full and [have] a difficult situation literally on my hands. But he is kind. He is sweet. He is respectful. He is a hard worker. He wants to do it.”

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Does Mike’s “respectful” stance bum you out? Were you already calling them “The Karination”? And if not The Situation and Karina, who do you think might hook up this season? Play matchmaker in the Comments section!