Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy welcome their first child together: ‘Changed Forever’
Jenna Johnson and her husband Val Chmerkovskiy officially welcomed their baby boy into the world, and the star announced the big news with an adorable Instagram post shared on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old Dancing With The Stars pro tied the knot with the 36-year-old ballroom dancer in 2019, and the two lovebirds announced they were expecting their first child in early July last year.
The sweet post featured a black and white snap of Jenna and Val’s hands cradling their baby’s little one. “Our world has changed forever,” she wrote movingly in the caption for her nearly one million followers.
The happy news comes just a month after Jenna mourned the tragic loss of her little niece.
Baby News! Dancing With The Stars pros Jenna Johnson, 28, and her husband Val Chmerkovskiy, 36, welcomed their first child and shared the news on Instagram on Wednesday
Although the heartfelt post was uploaded on Wednesday, Jenna revealed her son was born the Tuesday before. The couple has yet to announce the official name they have chosen for their first child.
However, shortly after the two lovebirds shared the expected news, the beauty opened up to people to choose a name.
“We’ve actually been picking a boy’s name and a girl’s name for three years,” she admitted to the publication. “Val actually chose the name for our boy, so we have it.”
The dancer, who was first recognized when she performed on So You Think You Can Dance, explained that the name wasn’t entirely set in stone. “I’m definitely a visual person,” she explained.
“I really want to see him first before we make that decision. So far we’ve got one that I’m pretty keen on, so who knows, maybe it’ll change the day.”
Also excited: The happy couple announced they were expecting their first child in July last year; the two seen in LA in July 2022
Shortly after the post was shared on Wednesday, the comments section was flooded with well wishes and congratulatory messages to the new parents from their celebrity friends.
Rumer Willis, the daughter of actor Bruce Willis, who recently announced her own pregnancy, typed, “Congratulations you two, can’t wait to meet you sweet boy.”
TV personality Matt James also shared his own enthusiasm for the pair, writing, “Let’s gooo!!” with former DWTS competitor Amanda Kloots writing, “Oh YAY!!!”
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles added a bunch of white heart emojis, and professional dancer Witney Carson simply wrote, “AHHHHHH!!!!!!”
Best wishes! Shortly after the post was shared on Wednesday, the comments section was flooded with congratulatory messages to the new parents from their celebrity friends
Possible names: In July, Jenna opened up to People about choosing a baby name, admitting, “We’ve actually been choosing a boy’s name and a girl’s name for three years.”
The couple announced in July 2022 that they were expecting their first child on Instagram, with Jenna writing, “Our biggest dream yet is coming true. Baby Chmerkovskiy is coming this January!’
She emotionally added, “My heart has grown beyond belief as this little miracle has grown within me. We can’t wait to meet our precious angel.”
That same month, Jenna revealed the difficulties she faced conceiving and wrote a lengthy caption to her fans. “We had actually stopped trying to get pregnant for about 6 months to give ourselves a mental/emotional break,” she added, feeling “shock” and “disbelief” upon realizing she was finally pregnant.
The talented dancer wrote that “our journey up to this point hasn’t been easy,” adding that she experienced “two years of infertility and hundreds of negative tests after negative tests” and that “it was heartbreaking.” stay optimistic…’
Johnson concluded positively: “It may not happen on your timeline and the journey can be heartbreaking at times, but don’t give up on yourself and your precious baby! It will happen.’
Tough journey: Not long after she revealed she was pregnant, the star opened up about her infertility journey and the “shock” she felt after finding out she was expecting
A young! In August, the two lovebirds announced that they would welcome a baby boy into their family
Later in August, Jenna and Val announced that they would welcome a son to their growing family. ‘IT’S A BOY!!!!!!!!’
“We’re officially halfway there to meet up today, son. Saying those words still makes me emotional!! SO EXCITED to be a new mom,” she typed, followed by a crying emoji.
The happy news that the couple have safely welcomed their son into the world comes just a month after Jenna mourned the tragic loss of her little niece.
In December, the DWTS pro shared a heartbreaking post, writing, “My angelic little brother and sweet sister-in-law went through the unimaginable when they lost their baby girl last week.”
“I was struck by their examples of hope and immeasurable strength at this heartbreaking time. So thankful for forever families and that our whole family could be together in honor of our beautiful niece. Lennon-Sky-Johnson.’
Sad loss: The happy news that the couple have safely welcomed their son into the world comes just a month after Jenna mourned the tragic loss of her little niece
Importance of Family: Jenna and her family supported her brother and sister-in-law after experiencing the loss of their own child; the DWTS professionals to be seen in Los Angeles in 2021
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