Who Is Jenna Johnson? New Details On Val Chmerkovsky's Wife — And Their Wedding!

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Who Is Jenna Johnson? New Details On Val Chmerkovsky's Wife — And Their Wedding

They tied the knot!! Dancing with the Stars'  Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson are married! The dancers became husband and wife during a very romantic ceremony at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The ceremony had panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Jenna and Val have been engaged since 2018 and 200 of their closest friends and family joined them to celebrate their marriage. The event had the feel of a romantic garden with the traditional chuppah decorated with flowers including roses and peonies in white and ivory. Jenna walked down the aisle in a long-sleeved Vera Wang gown and a long veil. Who is Jenna Johnson? 

1. She's from Utah

Jenna Johnson was born April 12, 1994 and raised in Provo Utah. She has five siblings. Her two older sisters are also dancers. She is a five-time U.S. National Latin Champion, U.S. National Youth 10 Dance Champion and three time National Contemporary Winner. She represented the U.S. at the 2012 World Latin Dance Champions.

2. So You Think You Can Dance

Jenna Johnson was a contestant on the 10th season of So You Think You Can Dance. Her older sisters also auditioned for the show before she did but were cut. Jenna was paired with Tucker Knox ad made it to the top eight. Her specialty was Latin Ballroom. She was eliminated from the show on August 20, 2013. She returned to So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation in 2016 as a mentor and choreographerShe made the top eight again but was eliminated on August 1, 2016. Johnson also appeared in season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance as an all-star. She made it to the Top 4 as a mentor for Kiki Myemchek.

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3. Dancing with the Stars

Jenna Johnson joined the troupe of Dancing with the Stars from season 18 to 22. In 2016, she was promoted to professional dancer for season 23 and paired with actor Jake T. Austin. They were the first couple eliminated. She took season 24 off and returned for season 25 as a troupe member. She was once again named a professional dancer for season 26 and paired with Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon. Johnson and Rippon won that season. She made it to fifth place in season 27 as the partner of reality TV star Joe Amabile. 

4. Jenna and Val

Jenna and Val started dating in 2015. They were on and off for a couple of years. Val Chmerkovskiy confirmed they were dating again in 2017. They got engaged on June 14, 2018 and married on April 13, 2019, one day after Jenna's 25th birthday. 

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5. A-list guests

Val's brother Maks Chmerkovskiy and his wife Peta Murgatroyd attended the wedding of course. Other well-known guests included Adam Rippon, who was part of Jenna's bridal party. Maks was Val's best man. Artem Chigvintsev attended with his former DWTS partner and now-girlfriend Nikki Bella. Other DWTS cast in attendance were Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Hayley Erbert, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, and Vlad Kvartin. Former contestants Candace Cameron Bure, Alfonso Ribeiro, Victoria Arlen, Laurie Hernandez, Joe Amabile, and Ginger Zee were in attendance.  

Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.