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Helio Castroneves wins 'DWTS,' loses in love



Tbdheliocastroneves113007 Helio Castroneves may have won Dancing With the Stars, but his fiancee, Miami businesswoman Aliette Vazquez (pictured), has called off their engagement.

“There’s been a lot of rumors and a lot of stuff said, and she just wanted confirmed that they are no longer engaged. There’s no animosity, there’s nothing mean. Just a simple confirmation,” Vazquez’s publicist, Howard Bragman, told the AP.

Part of the problem may be rumors of Helio putting his suave Brazilian moves on his dancing partner, Julianne Hough. Hough, 19, called off her own engagement to dancer Zach Wilson earlier this year, but told Access Hollywood, “There was nothing with Apolo (Anton Ohno) last season and there’s nothing with Helio now.”

Bragman, however, didn’t deny this concern. “I’m not gonna talk about the rumors. I mean, they’re clearly out there,” he said. “I will tell you we wanted to be respectful and wait until the show was over. We did not want to affect the outcome of the show.” But affecting the outcome of Helio’s life is a different matter.

[Photo: AP]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:27am]


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