While friends of the former couple -- who got engaged last New Year's Eve -- told People that Chmerkovskiy and Smirnoff seemed to be heading towards an eventual reconciliation, that is apparently no longer the case.
Chmerkovskiy is reportedly angry about the amount of time Smirnoff and Carter are spending together, sources told People, adding that Carter's recent claim that he has a crush onDancing with the Stars professional Chelsie Hightower was simply a rouse.
"That's so funny. Everyone [at the show] knows that's not true. That's Karina trying to manipulate things to take attention off her and Aaron," a source told people. "[Chmerkovskiy] had hoped they could work things out."
Smirnoff declined to directly address the situation, telling People that she and Chmerkovskiy are "both trying to figure out our lives and work on ourselves."
"At this moment, we're happy to be where we are," she added.
Despite her claims, the uncomfortableness between Chmerkovskiy and Smirnoff was apparently evident last week when both arrived separately at Los Angeles club Teddy's.
"Maks showed up with these two smoking hot women," an onlooker told People. "I mean they were like models -- tall, gorgeous. Karina looked like, 'Oh, my God!' He sat down and they were just talking. He was cool. He wasn't putting on a show."
However Smirnoff apparently couldn't handle his presence.
"She just shot out of her seat and left," the onlooker told People. "I would have done the same thing if I were her. I would have run out of the place crying."
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