Jenna Johnson really surprised her followers this year when she announced she was expecting. The professional dancer previously teased that she was excited about Dancing With The Stars Season 31, leading fans to believe she would come back for another year. Days later, she announced that she was actually heavily pregnant and wouldn’t participate at all.
Instead, Jenna Johnson cheered on her husband Val Chmerkovskiy and his partner Gabby Windey on from the sidelines. Many fans spotted her in the audience during the course of Season 31. Val and Gabby went on to finish in second place.
And now, the Chmerkovskiy/Johnson family is excited to begin a new chapter of their lives. They recently welcomed their baby son into the world! Keep reading to get the inside scoop and see what the family has shared so far.
Jenna Johnson & Val Chmerkovskiy welcome their son into the world
After waiting and keeping up with the dancers for several months, fans were delighted to learn that Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy welcomed their baby son into the world.
“𝕆𝕦𝕣 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 𝕚𝕤 𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕕 1.10.2023” both Jenna and Val posted on Instagram. They uploaded a black-and-white image of their hands holding the little baby’s hand. The couple hasn’t publically announced their son’s name, but that will likely come in time. For now, everyone is just happy to know that the baby arrived safely.
“Mom and dad!!! Congratulations!!” Val’s Season 31 partner Gabby Windey commented on the photo.
“AHHH CONGRATULATIONS” Daniella Karagach added. She is expecting a baby of her own this May.
Plenty of other fans, friends, and Dancing With The Stars cast members wished the little family the best. They can’t wait to hear his name when Val and Jenna are ready to share.
The first-time mom hopes a return to DWTS is in the cards for her
As a new mom, Jenna Johnson will definitely have a lot on her plate. However, she said she would love to return to Dancing With The Stars this fall if her health and schedule allows her.
“Absolutely. … it isn’t our choice, but the show knows that I am in love with it, I still feel like I have many more seasons to give,” she told Parade when asked if she would like to come back. “And just because I’m a mom, doesn’t mean that I can’t still be working. I have some really great examples in my life of working moms. And I’ve always seen myself going back to work. So, I would love to be back on the show if they have me. But yeah, I keep a whisper always in their ear of, ‘Next season, next season.’”
Check back soon for more news and updates on Jenna Johnson and her new bundle of joy!