Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy welcome their first child together: ‘Forever changed’
Jenna Johnson and husband Val Chmerkovskiy have officially welcomed their little one into the world, and the star announced the big news with an adorable Instagram post she posted on Wednesday.
The Dancing With The Stars Pro, 28, tied the knot with the ballroom dancer, 36, in 2019, and the two lovebirds announced they were expecting their first child earlier last year in July.
The cute post featured a black and white shot of Jenna and Val’s hands as they cradle their toddler. “Our world has changed forever,” she wrote poignantly in the caption to her nearly 1 million followers.
The happy news comes just one month after Jenna grieved the tragic loss of her niece.
Baby news! Dancing with the Stars pros Jenna Johnson, 28, and husband Val Chmerkovskiy, 36, welcomed their first child and shared the news on Instagram on Wednesday.
Although the touching post was uploaded on Wednesday, Jenna revealed their son was born the day before on Tuesday. The couple has not yet announced the official name they have chosen for their first child.
However, shortly after the two lovebirds announced the news they were expecting, the beauties opened up to the people About choosing a name.
“We’ve actually had a boy and girl name chosen for three years now,” she admitted in the post. “Val actually chose our boy’s name, so we got him.”
The dancer, who was first recognized when she appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, said she wasn’t exactly smitten by the name. “I’m definitely a visual person,” she explained.
I really want to see him first before we make this decision. So far we have one that I’m working on really well, so who knows, it might change today.
Beyond exciting: The happy couple announced they were expecting their first child last year in July; The two were seen in July 2022 in Los Angeles
Shortly after the post was posted on Wednesday, the comments section was filled with good wishes and messages of congratulations for the new parents from their celebrity friends.
“Congratulations to you both, I can’t wait to meet you sweet boy,” wrote Rumer Willis, daughter of actor Bruce Willis who recently announced her pregnancy.
TV personality, Matt James, also shared his own enthusiasm for the couple, writing, “Let’s go!!” With former DWTS competitor Amanda Kloots writing “Oh wow!!!”
Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles, added a set of white heart emojis, and professional dancer, Whitney Carson, simply wrote, “AHHHHHH!!!!!!”
I wish you good luck! Shortly after the post was posted on Wednesday, the comments section was filled with messages of congratulations to the new parents from their celebrity friends
Possible names: In July, Jenna opened up to People about picking a baby name and admitted, “We’ve been picking a boy and girl name for three years now.”
The couple shared in July 2022 that they were expecting their first child on Instagram, with Jenna writing, “Our biggest dream come true yet.” Chmerkovskiy baby is coming in January!
Emotionally, she added, “My heart grew beyond understanding while this little miracle was growing inside of me. We can’t wait to meet our precious angel.
In the same month, Jenna revealed her difficulties with pregnancy, writing a lengthy caption to her fans. “We actually stopped trying to conceive for 6 months to give ourselves a psychological/emotional break,” she said, adding that upon finding out she had finally conceived, she felt “shocked” and “disbelieved.”
“Our journey to get to this point has not been an easy one,” the talented dancer wrote, adding that she had endured “two years of infertility and hundreds of negative tests after negative tests” and that it was “heart-wrenching at times to stay hopeful…”
Johnson concluded positively, “It may not happen in your schedule and the trip may tear your heart out at times, but don’t give up on yourself and your precious baby!” it will happen.’
Difficult journey: Shortly after revealing her pregnancy, the star opened up about her infertility journey and the ‘shock’ she felt after learning she was expecting
Boy! In August, the two lovebirds revealed that they are going to welcome a baby boy into their family
Later in August, Jenna and Val reveal that they are going to welcome a son into their growing family. “It’s…a boy!!!!!!!”
Today we are officially half watts to meet our son. Saying those words still makes me emotional!! She was so excited to be a mom to a boy, she wrote, followed by a crying emoji.
The good news that the couple safely welcomed their son into the world comes just one month after Gina grieved the tragic loss of her infant niece.
In December, the DWTS professional shared a heartbreaking post, writing, “My little angel brother and my sweet sister-in-law have gone through the unimaginable because they lost their baby girl this past week.”
I am in awe of their examples of hope and immeasurable strength during this heart wrenching time. So grateful to the forever families and that our entire family was able to be together in honor of our beautiful niece. Lennon Sky Johnson.
Sad loss: The happy news that the couple safely welcomed their son into the world comes just one month after Gina grieved the tragic loss of her infant niece
The Importance of Family: Gina and her family supported her brother and sister-in-law after they suffered the loss of their child; DWTS professionals seen in 2021 in Los Angeles