A meaningful moniker? Nev SchulmanHe joked that he and his ex-wife were dating. Dancing With the Stars partner, Jenna Johnson, have already picked out her firstborn child’s name.
“I didn’t know it was a boy,” the Catfish37-year-old host exclusively told Us Weekly at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards in New Jersey on Sunday, August 28, when asked about Johnson’s pregnancy. For her part, the Utah native revealed the sex of her. Val Chmerkovskiy‘s baby earlier that day.
The MTV personality — who walked the red carpet with his wife, Laura Perlongo — then joked that the professional dancer, 28, and her husband, 36, have a moniker lined up.
“We already talked about naming the child and I think she agreed that it should be Nev,” Schulman told Us. Perlongo, 36, chimed in, saying that the little one should be named “Yaniv,” which is her husband’s full name.
In all sincerity, the TV producer revealed that he “texted” Johnson and her spouse as soon as he saw that they are expecting a baby. (In July, the happy news was posted by the couple via Instagram. They confirmed their baby’s due date of January 2023.
“I was so happy for her. I know they’re gonna be fantastic parents,” Schulman said, before hinting that the couple’s baby will be a dancer like them. “I’m just excited to see little Val on Dancing With the Stars season 55.”
Johnson and Schulman were both on the ABC dance competition’s 29th season, which aired in autumn 2020. The New York native came in second, despite the fact that he was not the winner. UseHe reflected on Sunday how he remembered his time on the program.
“I feel like that experience was such a gift,” he explained. “I won as far as I’m concerned. Yeah, I don’t have a dumb trophy that I’ll stick in the closet and never look at again. Who cares? One less thing to fill my storage unit.”
While the So You Think You Can DanceSchulman joked that the alumnus of Harvard and the Ukrainian native are both excited about their path to parenthood. Use that expanding one’s family isn’t always glamorous. The TV host has welcomed three children with his wife — daughter Cleo, 5, and sons Beau, 3, and Cy, 11 months — since tying the knot in 2017.
“Don’t recommend it,” he said on Sunday when asked how life is going for the couple now that they are a family of five.
Perlongo for her part gushed about their roles in raising children. Use, “I think it’s better. I think three is better than two, OK, I’m gonna just say it.”
Christina Garibaldi reports