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"Dancing With the Stars" pro Karina Smirnoff is rumored to be offering actor Owen Wilson some private lessons, as a source reveals that the two have started to develop their relationship.
Although better known for her part in "Dancing With the Stars", Smirnoff is a professional ballroom dancer and five-time U.S. National Champion. Smirnoff also became the champion professional partner in season 13 of "Dancing With the Stars" when she and her partner, J.R. Martinez won the season.
According to Life & Style magazine, Smirnoff has been spending much of her free time with Owen Wilson as of late. "They've been out a few times," a source told Life & Style magazine.
Owen Wilson, who most recently appeared in "Midnight in Paris," was last linked to Jade Duell. In January of 2011, the couple welcomed a baby boy into the world, named Robert Ford Wilson, however, they did not marry and tragically only five months following the baby's birth the couple split.
"Owen wanted the freedom to do what he wanted with his friends, both male and female, while remaining a family unit with Jade and the baby," a source close to the couple told the National Enquirer. "But Jade wasn't willing to go along with that, so Owen decided to end things with her instead of cheating behind her back."
Now Life & Style have reported that Wilson and Smirnoff are dating.
In 2007 Wilson was taken to the hospital after a reported suicide attempt. Later his lawyer revealed that Wilson was being treated for depression. Wilson was silent on the issue releasing only a brief statement. "I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time," the actor said.
E! News has reported that dating rumors between Wilson and Smirnoff are completely false. "There is nothing there," an insider told the magazine. "They ran into each other once randomly. They are friends but not dating at all."