DWTS’ Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy have exciting news to share

Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson found love on a reality TV series, and it wasn’t a dating variant. Fans of “Dancing With The Stars” have witnessed the two pros’ relationship grow from fellow friends to a full-fledged romance, and the couple haven’t let their jobs stand between them — despite being pitted against each other every season.

According to Val, there’s another downside to her job: watching Johnson dance with other partners. “It’s hard,” Val confessed to Entertainment Tonight in 2018. “I mean, I’m pretty jealous.” It looks like he’s decided his relationship with Johnson is worth fighting that emotion! But when he and Johnson were first linked romantically in 2015, they didn’t immediately get serious. In fact, Val began dating Amber Rose the following year, per Us Weekly. But by June 2017, his romance with Johnson was in full bloom; He even invited her to the wedding of his brother Maks Chmerkovskiy and fellow DWTS member Peta Murgatroyd as his plus. Family ties are important to the Chmerkovskiy brothers, Val revealed after popping the question in June 2018. “I knew Jenna was the one when I saw how close she is to her family and how she interacts with her nieces and nephews,” he told Us Weekly. “I can’t wait for us to build one together.”

The talented couple tied the knot in April 2019 and now Val is getting his wish.

Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy are expecting their first child

In 2017, Val Chmerkovskiy told Entertainment Tonight that he loved being an uncle to his brother Maks Chmerkovskiy’s son, Shai — who apparently will soon have a little cousin to play with. On June 15th, Jenna Johnson announced that she and Val are pregnant! “Our biggest dream yet is coming true,” she wrote on Instagram. “Baby Chmerkovskiy is coming this January! My heart has grown beyond belief as this little miracle has grown within me. We can’t wait to meet our precious angel.” The mom-to-be also shared a series of pregnancy pics, including one of her husband kissing her baby bump. On his Instagram page, Val posted an ultrasound image and a picture of Johnson cradling her stomach.

Val is used to working hard in the rehearsal room and taking it to the ballroom, but according to Johnson, now that he’s a father he needs to master a new skill. She was reflecting on his dad duties back in 2017, telling Us Weekly, “He needs to learn how to change a diaper; that’ll be a safe bet.” She also revealed that Val was pretty clueless about kids before Shai came into his life, but said, “He’s such a good uncle.” Maybe Val will get some help from the more experienced Maks, who told Us Weekly in 2021 that he was looking forward to becoming an uncle. He also predicted that Val and Johnson would be great parents.