Dancing partners Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff move in together

Dancing with the Stars 3 runner-up Mario Lopez and his partner Karina Smirnoff have moved in together, People reports.

An anonymous “source close to the couple”–who are these anonymous informants, and are they really close to the people they talk about, or do they just wish they were because their lives are pathetic?–tells People, “They recently moved in together. It was a big step to take, especially for Mario, but they both think this could be it. Things are going really well right and they’re loving being together all the time.”

While the magazine says they “have always been coy about their romance,” it hasn’t exactly been a secret. After the show’s finale last November, they spent Thanksgiving together and then vacationed in Mexico.

Mario Lopez & Karina Smirnoff: Moving In! [People]
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