Say it ain’t so! Longtime Dancing With the Starspro Val Chmerkovskiy has said that season 30 may be his last, but his fellow cast members hope that’s not the case.
He finished season 30 in eighth position with his partner. Olivia Jade GiannulliAccording to the Ukrainian dancer, he was contemplating moving on with other projects.
“I’ve always been very clear about coming back on the show. I love the show. I love being on it. It is a great opportunity. Is this my last season here? Probably,” he told Entertainment TonightIn November 2021. “I have no regrets about my tenure on the show. I have no regrets regarding the season. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to end it with.”
The U.S. National Latin Dance champion had told the story for the first time several months prior. Us WeeklyHe was happy with his role on the show, which aired from June 2005 to June 2005. “I like the role that I’m in,” he said in July 2021. “I like what I’m doing. I’m about to host 19 cities on a tour on my own terms.”
He acknowledged that his work with DWTS was hard, but at the time, he said that the difficulties were just a reminder that he’s living his dream. “We have 12-hour days where my whole body’s exhausted,” he explained. “I’m exhausted, and I love every single ache and just every single part of it. That’s when I realized, I truly am in Zen. This is what I wanted to do. This is what I love to do.”
The dance pro’s older brother, Maksim ChmerkovskiyAfter finishing season 25, in seventh place, he officially quit the show in late April 2018, with his partner. Vanessa Lachey. “Listen, I love the show, but I have other interests at the moment. I would have loved to judge and transition into that, but it’s not my call,” he told MassLiveat the moment. “I just don’t think I can do the show as a professional dancer at 100 percent and give it my all anymore. I am at a different point in my life.”
The Broadway star was married to his first child. Peta MurgatroydJanuary 2017. “I think I’m just going to be the sideline mascot bringing babies to see their parents do their thing,” Maks told UseHis future with the company will be referred to in May 2020 DWTS. “I’ll be that person.”
For his part, Val has been married to a fellow DWTSPro Jenna JohnsonSince April 2019. They don’t yet have any children, but Johnson previously told UseThe duo are certainly considering it. “I want kids,” the Utah native said in September 2020. “I want babies. Val desires babies very strongly. We have definitely spoken about it. That’s our future. That’s what we want when that’s gonna happen.”
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