Congratulations are in order for Dancing With The Stars pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson, as they are now a family of three. The lovebirds announced the good news via social media, and celebrities, friends, fans, and family could not be happier for them. Find out more below.
Baby Makes Three For 'Dancing With The Stars' Pro Jenna Johnson And Val Chmerkovskiy
Jenna And Val Are Parents
On January 11, Jenna and her husband, Val, took to Instagram to announce the arrival of their little bundle of joy. In a joint post, the couple shared a black and white snap of Jenna and Val's hand cradling their newborn's little fingers.
Inside The Lovely Revelation
The lovebirds accompanied the cute photo with a moving caption, revealing that the arrival of their child had changed their lives forever. Although the heartfelt post was shared on a Wednesday, Jenna and Val made it known their son had arrived the previous day.
Netizens Pour Out Heartfelt Wishes
Shortly after the post was shared, many fans, friends, and well-wishers trooped to the comment section to offer congratulatory messages. Some kind words came from on-screen personalities like Cheryl Burke, Bachelor Nation's Joe Amabile, and Tamar Braxton.
Jenna's Pregnancy Announcement
The good news comes a few months after the Dancing With The Stars icons shared they were expecting a child in July 2022. In an Instagram post, Jenna confessed she and her husband's biggest dream yet had come true, adding that their son would be joining the family in January 2023.
The Joy Pregnancy Brings
She further stated that her heart had grown beyond comprehension while growing the little miracle inside her. Overall, the proud mom of one excitedly told her followers she and Val couldn't wait to meet their precious angel.
Choosing A Name For The Baby
Shortly after the lovebirds announced they were expecting a child, Jenna opened up about choosing a befitting name for the baby. The dancer noted she and Val had already picked out a boy and girl name for three years.
Jenna Says She's A Visual Person
Jenna said her husband picked out the name, but she wasn't completely set in stone with it. The reality TV star further mentioned that she was a visual person and would wait until she saw her baby physically before choosing to go along with the name.
Jenna Recounts Her Infertility Struggles
For Jenna and Val, being parents is nothing short of a breakthrough, as they had been trying for a long time to get pregnant. Jenna once opened up about her struggle with infertility for two years via a lengthy post she shared on social media.
The Journey Was Heartbreaking
In the post, Jenna revealed she and Val stopped trying to conceive for about six months to give themselves some mental and emotional break. The dancer said they had received hundreds of negative tests after another, and it was heartbreaking to remain optimistic.
Optimism Finally Paid Off
However, they didn't give up, and their optimism finally paid off. Jenna noted upon the realization that she was pregnant, she felt shocked and in disbelief. She encouraged her followers who could be going through the same challenge.
Jenna Encourages Her Fans
According to Jenna, losing hope was not an option. Although the journey could sometimes rip the heart open, she advised her fans not to give up on themselves and the precious baby, adding that the miracle would come someday. In the meantime, fans can only wish Jenna and Val well in their new parenthood journey.