Dancing with the Stars’ pro Karina Smirnoff has been filling us in every week about what it’s like working with her Season 16 partner, Baltimore Ravens’ wide receiver Jacoby Jones – and from what we can tell, these two might just burn as many calories laughing as they do dancing. Check out the behind-the-scenes footage we snagged of this adorable duo!
We can attest to the fact that Karina loves kids — during one interview, the big-hearted dancer genuinely gushed about my 4-month-old son! So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that she loved having Jacoby’s son, Junior, on set. Here, Jacoby and fellow contestant Ingo Rademacher enjoy a rare rehearsal-free moment with their mini-me sons.
On April 12, Karina tweeted, “I can’t get over the fact that Jacoby can jump over me w/o help at all!” Clearly, these two find down time during their intense rehearsals for some horsing (or leapfrogging?) around. P.S. — It’s a good thing gravity didn’t kick in mid-jump! And we’re with you Karina! How is this even possible? Jacoby may have springs in his legs.
On more than one occasion, Karina has emphasized what a huge goofball Jacoby is — and that he loves making jokes and pulling pranks. As it turns out, Karina isn’t so shabby at pulling pranks either. After Jacoby tricks Karina into coming into a room where he is waiting with an airhorn, Karina decides to make Jacoby pay for his ambush. See for yourself… she exacts her revenge with swift precision!