Val Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian-American entertainer who is best known for his recurrent appearance in the show Dancing With The Stars which he won twice. Moreso, Val has also won the World Latin Dance Championship twice and has emerged the winner of the Latin Dance Championship 14 times. The professional dancer equally ventured into music as he is known to hold a side job as a rapper using the short form of his name Val C- on stage. Find out more below about his personality, career and relationship life.
Who Is Val Chmerkovskiy?
Val Chmerkovskiy was born on the 24th of March, 1986 in Odessa, a Ukrainian city formerly known as the Soviet Union to parents Aleksandr Chmerkovskiy and Larissa Chmerkovskiy. Val has an elder brother whose name is Maksim Chmerkovskiy he is also a professional dancer and has appeared on the Dancing With The Stars show.
During his childhood days, his family moved to Brooklyn, New York in the United States where his father had to initially work as a pizza delivery man. He did this job for a while amongst doing other menial jobs to raise money for the family but it was not for long as they came out of the financial crisis and soon set up a Youth-Oriented dance studio where Val Chmerkovskiy is said to have honed his skills.
Apart from being such an amazing dancer with his killer moves, Val was also academically sound as he excelled tremendously during his days at Hudson High School in Hoboken, New Jersey. However, he and his brother were faced with the challenge of bullying in school but he managed to graduate and join Pace University where he bagged a degree in Business Management.
Coming to his professional dancing career, Val Chmerkovskiy made his first appearance on the Dancing With The Stars show season 2 on February 10th, 2006. During the live show, Val was first a student of his older brother Max and then again appearing on the 4th season of the show where he starred against his brother. He eventually appeared on the Dancing With The Stars show a total of 28 seasons, with season 20 making his first win when he was paired with actress and singer Rumer Willis.
While working on his dancing career, Val was also treading the path of becoming an accomplished violinist which he is today.
Amongst Val Chmerkovskiy’s achievements which sources have revealed are that he was a one-time World Youth Latin Champion, and a consistent 14 times U.S. National Latin Champion. Added to that, he won a Second Mirror Ball with Olympian Lauren in 2016 and of course an amazing two-time Dancing With The Stars win which came as a huge and impeccable breakthrough in his dancing career.
His Relationship With Jenna Johnson
Apart from his killer dance moves, Val Chmerkovskiy is clearly a good looking young man, endowed with sexy and charming masculine features which makes him very attractive especially to ladies, however, from what we gather, Val has eyes for only Jenna Johnson.
Jenna Johnson who is also a professional dancer and a one-time winner on the DWTS show began an on and off relationship with Val Chmerkovskiy in 2014. After one of their breakup incident, of Val got involved with American model and actress Amber Rose. Though the pair didn’t want to make their relationship public, sources confirmed that they were actually in a serious relationship. Unfortunately, the sudden and unexpected news came about Val and Amber’s split in 2017. Later on, there were rumors about the two-time DWTS champion dating Kelly Monaco but Val never confirmed the relationship with Kelly.
Apparently, news came again about Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy’s reconciliation. Sources revealed Val’s confirmation on his relationship with Jenna and things has really gotten serious between the duo as the two lovebirds are planning on tying nuptial knots after Val Chmerkovskiy proposed to Jenna with a large rectangular cushion-cut beautiful diamond shaped ring and she said yes to his proposal.
Most recently, Jenna shared a photo of herself on a gorgeous white beaded wedding gown in a bridal shop, she also posted a picture on her Instagram from her final tour which has been on-going for a couple of weeks. Apparently, Chmerkovskiy and Jenna are getting ready to walk down the aisle as Jenna revealed in an interview that she can’t wait to be Mrs. Chmerkovskiy.
The accomplished dancer has an attractive net worth which has been estimated at $5 million – most of which comes from his career as an entertainer and brand ambassador. Val Chmerkovskiy is also a co-owner of Dance With Me Studio Chain which comprises of 10 dance studios, six of which are in the New York Metropolitan Area in the United States, 3 others located in different parts of Texas and one in California.