Dancing with the Stars pros Jenna Johnson and her husband, Val Chmerkovskiy, welcomed their first child on January 10, 2023. The couple shared a beautiful black-and-white pic on Instagram of their baby boy holding his mother’s thumb. They wrote in the caption, “Our world is forever changed 1.10.2023.”
The duo, who tied the knot in April 2019, had been hoping to expand their family. In July 2022, Jenna confirmed that she was pregnant. “I think it was exactly when it was meant to be. Our little baby was created with a lot of love,” she said. “It all seems so magical and meant to be.”
In August 2022, Val and Jenna revealed their baby’s sex in an Instagram post. The proud parents-to-be held confetti poppers in a black-and-white photo. The next photo showed blue confetti showering the couple. “IT’S A … BOY!!!!!!! SO EXCITED to be a boy mom,” Jenna wrote.
Us Weekly reported that the DWTS pros revealed the moniker that they have chosen for their son. The couple shared the first photo of their son’s precious face on Instagram. “Rome Valentin Chmerkovskiy,” Jenna wrote in the caption.
“Cannot believe it’s been 4 weeks of being completely infatuated with you. Thank you for bursting my heart wide open and showing me what unconditional love is,” Jenna stated. “Mommy and Daddy love you so much!!!!” The adorable photo showed Rome wearing a matching pant and shirt set. “The left dimple melts me every time,” the new mom added.
Lindsay Arnold, who is also pregnant, said “ROME…sweet boy I love you so much!!!!!! Dance pro Alan Bersten wrote, “So cute [heart emojis] so happy for you both.” Former DWTS pro Cheryl Burke posted three hearts in the comments.
There is more wonderful news in the Chmerkovskiy family. Val’s brother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and his wife Peta Murgatroyd are expecting their second child. Unfortunately, Peta suffered several miscarriages before this pregnancy.
She posted a photo of her baby bump on Instagram and wrote, “It brings me immense joy to finally announce that @maksimc and I are expecting our Chmerkovskiy #2. After 2 years of constant struggle and heartache, 3 miscarriages, and a failed embryo transfer … we have a healthy bun in the oven,” Peta said.
Congratulations to Jenna and Val! And congrats to Peta and Maks!
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