Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson are stripping down to their suits in Saint Lucia. The Dancing With The Stars pro dancers tied the knot last week in a private ceremony in California, but they’re taking fans along on their tropical honeymoon with a series of social media snaps.
Earlier this week, Val Chmerkovskiy and his bride documented their honeymoon stop in Saint Lucia with a picture-perfect bathing suit pose. In the photo, both pro dancers’ mirrorball-winning physiques are in full view as they show off their perfect six-packs while wearing swimsuits. In the photo, Val is wearing black and white patterned swim trunks while Jenna rocks an orange bikini as the pair pose in front of a waterfall. The couple’s strenuous ballroom workouts are apparent in the pic as they show off their perfect dancer’s bodies.
Val captioned the photo with a beautiful post about gratitude. And while he opened up about his own insecurities and was mostly talking about how gratitude is “truly an essential ingredient to happiness” and there can never be enough of it, fans couldn’t help but weigh in on how the pair should be grateful for their perfect 10 bods.
“I bet you Jenna is grateful for those abs!” one commenter wrote.
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Got to explore the beautiful island of St. Lucia with my love yesterday. As we ventured between one pristine location to the next I asked Jenna how she was doing (and yes I sounded just like the typical New Yawkah “how you doin”). She replied, “I’m just grateful.” Perfect response to a perfect day. As common as it is to see it written in captions nowadays gratitude is truly an essential ingredient to happiness and I don’t think there is ever enough of it. I struggle with anxiety and doubt almost on a daily basis. It comes in waves. Even in paradise, even alongside my true love, even with my health, and the luxury of streaming the last episode of G.o.T. there is still a periodical feeling of ... Whatever that feeling is I find action and a reminder of gratitude to be the remedy. Every time. It’s one of the few things in life you can’t have enough of. The mind is a tricky maze and sometimes your ego is trapped right in the middle of it. But you, the real you, not your ego but you are in control. Take steps to find your peace by taking action on your dreams and all of your ambitions, and throughout consistently remind yourself of one of the best most fruitful mindsets you can have... a sense of gratitude. The state of gratitude will lead you to a place of peace and love. Atleast it does for me... every time. And boy are there things to be grateful for in this beautiful world of ours. Peace and love.. may your day be full of both. ✌????+♥️ . . If you ever run out of things to be grateful for.. feel free to reach out and I’ll help. . “It’s not joy that makes us grateful, it’s gratitude that makes us joyful.” . #thanksforlistening #gratitude #peace #love #health
Jenna Johnson also posted photos from the couple’s beautiful day in Saint Lucia. The couple got a bath from sulfur in a nearby volcano, and then the locals painted on their bodies with thick black mud. Jenna revealed that she and Val also enjoyed a day of snorkeling near the Saint Lucia Pitons.
Last year, Jenna Johnson told People that ballroom dance is “one of the most amazing workouts”– and it most certainly shows in her recent bikini pose with her husband. The Dancing With the Stars: Athletes winner explained that dance engages “a lot of different muscles that you wouldn’t necessarily use on the treadmill or the elliptical.” Johnson pointed to the Latin dance, the salsa, as a great routine for stamina and cardio.
“There’s a lot of movement in the core area and so I feel like it’s awesome for sculpting your obliques and your back and just getting that area moving in general,” the DWTS pro said.
Jenna also said the jive is another great workout because it keeps her in motion constantly.
“Jive for me always gets me panting and burning the most,” Jenna Johnson revealed.
Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson are both Dancing With the Stars mirrorball champions. The celebrity ballroom competition is expected to return to ABC this fall.