After months of speculation, Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy finally revealed their son’s name.
As of Tuesday, February 7, the pro dancers who compete on Dancing with the Stars revealed the name that they gave their son, along with a charming shot of him smiling for the first time.
This Is The First Time The Couple Has Introduced Their Baby To The World
It has been just four weeks since Jenna Johnson, and Val Chmerkovskiy brought their baby boy home from the hospital, and they are just now introducing him to the world of social media. A close-up look at the new babe was released by the pro partners of Dancing with the Stars via Instagram the following day on Tuesday, Feb. 7, as well as revealing the adorable moniker Rome Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
“Cannot believe it’s been four weeks of being completely infatuated with you. Thank you for bursting my heart wide open and showing me what unconditional love is.” In a post that included a cute picture of the newborn wrapped in a cozy burnt orange outfit with happy little eyes, Johnson, 28, wrote alongside a photo showing him smiling with his eyes closed. “Mommy and Daddy love you so much!!!!” explained the new mom as she noted, “**the left dimple melts me every time 😭.”
As soon as Johnson and Val found out they were expecting Rome, their first child, they announced the news to their Instagram followers the following day. The couple later shared photos from inside the hospital and an update on their life as new parents. However, they had just revealed the name or his face to the public and shared a few snaps from inside the hospital.
The new photo also features a wooden nameplate engraved on the back of the baby and the words, “Hello World My Name Is Rome Valentin.”
It Was In 2014 That The Pair Met For The First Time
In 2014, the So You Think You Can Dance alum and the DWTS troupe member first crossed paths when the alum became a part of the troupe on the show. Since the premiere of season 13 of the ABC competition series in 2011, Chmerkovskiy has already been competing in the series as a professional.
In 2015, they took their friendship to the next level and started dating after having been friends. A few months ago, Johnson and Chmerkovskiy had been dating quietly for a few months, but they ultimately ended their relationship.
After briefly moving on from DWTS contestant Amber Rose during season 23, the European dancer found his way back to Johnson after the couple briefly moved on.
During a romantic trip to Italy in June 2018, Chmerkovskiy got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend. It seemed like the twosome were made for each other and would be a perfect match. They were married in April 2019.
About Jenna Johnson
In addition to her five U.S. National Latin titles, Jenna Johnson has also won three Contemporary National titles. During the 2012 World Latin Championships in Beijing, China, she represented the United States.
As an eighteen-year-old, she was one of the Top 4 girls on Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance. “I Am the Best” was her famous routine with All-Star Mark Kanemura. She was made dance captain of the 44-city tour following the season.
She became an All-Star after the tour and has been one for four years. The pair finished in the finals of Season 14 with their partner, Kiki Nyemchek.
For three of four Dancing with the Stars: Live tours, Johnson was made dance captain, making her a show veteran for eight seasons. It is a joy for her to create and choreograph, and she cannot wait for another beautiful season to begin.
In becoming parents, the couple embarked on a journey they had never experienced before. As they begin their new journey with their little boy, we wish them all the best for the future.