Dancing with the Stars fans could see another wedding sometime in the not-so-distant future. Less than a year after the nuptials of DWTS couples Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd and Sasha Farber and Emma Slater, fellow pro dancer Jenna Jonson is hoping to see an engagement ring from boyfriend Val Chmerkovskiy.
Johnson, who is currently partnered with Olympic skater Adam Rippon on Dancing with the Stars: Athletes, teased to Entertainment Tonight she is ready to take the next step with Val, whom she has been dating on and off for more than two years.
“Time’s a-ticking!” Jenna joked when asked if Val is ready to follow in his brother Maks’ footsteps and settle down.
“We’ll see [if engagement is in the cards anytime soon]. We both have very big things happening right now, so we’ll let that ride over… maybe we’ll go to Fiji!”
Johnson went on to gush that while Val isn’t competing on the current season of Dancing with the Stars, he is “very invested” in her success on the show. Jenna revealed that Val’s devotion to her makes her “heart want to burst.” Johnson also told ET of her relationship with Val.
“I’m so, so happy. I think we’ve had lots of ups and downs, and I think we’ve had to go through a lot of different things in life together and apart, and I think we just kind of realized we’re way better together. And we got a dog, and it’s like, it’s a wrap. Now she’s our child and she’s the cutest thing ever.”
To my hunny. There are so many reasons why my heart could explode with love for you right now.. here are just of few of the things I love about getting to call you mine. ♥️ You are my best friend. You have a tender heart full of giving and sharing. You make me Chicken Caesar salad because I’m terrible at cooking. You are a perfectionist and never settle for less. I could stare at you for hours on end. You have a way with kids that makes my heart melt. You’re my absolute favorite travel/adventure buddy. You’ve turned my life into a real life fairytale. You put up with my Aries emotional CRAZY. With you by my side, my heart feels calm, safe, and loved endlessly. You’re a loyal brother, proud son, and loving grandson. The best thing I get to do everyday is love you. Happy Valentines Day ????
Speaking of children, Val Chmerkovskiy has been vocal about his desire to have a family someday. In an interview with Glamour last year, Val Chmerkovskiy said he can’t wait to have kids.
“My father is my hero, my mother is a saint, and I want to fill those shoes and I want to be a father for somebody else,” Chmerkovskiy told Glamour. “I feel like having kids is the greatest gift you can possibly have.”
In fact, Val told People TV he has “baby fever.” He also revealed he finds that he is “the best version” of himself when he is with Jenna and that they would do things the old-fashioned way—”last century style”—and get married before having kids.
Val Chmerkovskiy revealed that because his girlfriend Jenna Johnson has so many amazing things going on in her life right now, he would feel “selfish” if he pressured her to have a baby right now, but he added that he hopes it happens sometime soon.
After his brother Maks’ fairytale wedding to Peta Murgatroyd last summer, Val Chmerkovskiy admitted that he could have a case of “the wedding bug.” The younger Chmerkovskiy also told Entertainment Tonight that he is “in a great place and I’m in love, and I’m very grateful for that.”
Dancing with the Stars: Athletes airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.