Smirnoff talks about Lopez cheating reports

June 18, 2008 8:19:28 AM PDT
Karina Smirnoff choked back tears when Chelsea Handler asked about reports that her ex "Dancing With the Stars" partner and boyfriend Mario Lopez had cheated on her with a former Hooters girl.

Smirnoff says she had just heard the news a couple of days ago.

Meaghan Cooper told E! that she didn't know Lopez was with Smirnoff when they were together for a year.

She said Lopez told her he lived alone. There's been no comment from Lopez.

Smirnoff told Handler that she was "a little bit upset earlier" but she's "OK now."