Karina Smirnoff on Split with Maksim Chmerkovskiy

It's been less than a week since news broke that "Dancing with the Stars" celeb dancers Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy had called off their engagement and now Karina is commenting to ET.

"It comes with the territory, being on the show that has become amazingly successful," Karina told ET about the focus on her break-up with Maks, going on to say, "It comes with the territory that everything is in the public eye, but again, it is a private matter, it is a private relationship, and it should totally stay private."

Despite their break-up, Maks and Karina are scheduled to reunite for a performance at the "61st Primetime Emmy Awards" in a segment that will recognize dancing within reality television.