From the dance floor to “I do!” Jenna JohnsonAnd Val ChmerkovskiyAs colleagues, we started off as Dancing With the Stars They became a happily married couple in real-life.
The pair first met in 2014, when they were both attending the So You Think You Can DanceAlum was made into a DWTS troupe member. Chmerkovskiy was already competing on the ABC competition series as a professional since season 13, which aired in 2011. They were initially friends, but they moved on to a deeper level when they began dating in 2015.
Johnson and Chmerkovskiy dated in secret for a few months before finally calling it quits. The European dancer briefly moved on to season 23 DWTS contestant Amber RoseJohnson and Chmerkovskiy found their way back to one another in the end. During a romantic trip to Italy in June 2018, Chmerkovskiy lowered his knees.
“I knew Jenna was the one when I saw how close she is with her family and how she interacts with her nieces and nephews,” Chmerkovskiy told Us WeeklyOnly days after he proposed to his wife. “Family is everything to me and I can’t wait for us to build one together.”
Johnson, for her portion, said UseIt was almost impossible to avoid a love affair with Chmerkovskiy. She noted in November 2018, “There’s something about the show, man. You’re so hands on. … Dance is very physical.”
She also stated that she understood why so many people are confused. DWTSThere are pros to such things as Alan BerstenAnd Artem ChigvintsevThey end up dating their partners. (Bersten briefly dated the season 27 partner of his. Alexis RenIn 2018, Chigvintsev made public his engagement to Nikki BellaJanuary 2020
“You’re spending so much time with that one person,” she explained. “I think it’s inevitable when there are two beautiful, attractive people who are talented.”
The twosome seemed to be a match made in heaven — and it wasn’t long after their April 2019 wedding that they had babies on the brain. “I want babies. Val wants babies so badly. We’ve spoken about it. That’s our future. That’s what we want when that’s gonna happen,” Johnson told UseOnly in September 2020. “There’s that saying that there’s never the right time, but I think we just want to figure things out and then let it happen when it’s meant to happen.”
Keep scrolling to see the complete timeline of Chmerkovskiy and Johnson’s relationship — from their time as colleagues to the moment they walked down the aisle and beyond.