Jenna Johnson, a professional dancer on Dancing With the Stars, has announced that she will not be participating in season 31 of the program.
Johnson and her husband, Val Chmerkovskiy, have announced that they will have their first child together in July 2022. The baby is due in January 2022, but that doesn't mean there won't be a season of Dancing With the Stars until the baby's birthday.
Johnson stated that she was open to returning to Dancing With the Stars early on in her pregnancy, but that she didn't think it would be feasible.
You know what, so when I had to phone and tell them that I was pregnant, I gave them the option, Im down, give me someone, give me the old guy, Ill do it, she told ET Online. I can still do it!
She has now officially withdrawn from the season.
Johnson Is So Sad Shell Miss Season 31
Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy (@jennajohnson) has shared a post.
Johnson participated in a question and answer session on Instagram on August 17, 2022, and was asked by a fan how she felt about missing the next season.
Im obviously sorry that I will not be dancing this season, but I am sooo excited to see everyone on her writing! Especially my hubby! Im also looking forward to having a second to refresh my wardrobe, get inspired, and be my most creative self next season.
Chmerkovskiy is expected to return for the following season, though no official announcements have been made regarding the cast.
Johnson has announced that she will be launching a YouTube channel, and that the first video will be the aftermath of her telling Chmerkovskiy and everyone that she is expecting.
Johnson Shared a Bump Update
Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy (@jennajohnson) has shared a link to her blog.
Johnson showed photos of herself in a midriff-baring brown dress that ties in the front. In the photos, she holds her belly.
Today was the day I saw my baby, as she wrote in the caption. Every time we have an ultrasound appointment, I get so excited! ilysm baby.
Johnsons comment section was filled with friends and supporters who flocked to her website to tell her she looked stunning in the photos.
Professional dancer Lindsay Arnold posits that she is a real GODDESS.
Witney Carsonsimply wrote, OH MY GOSH.
BABY MUMMA,the photographer wrote. I've loved this photo with you so much, and yep, ultrasounds are the BESSESSING things EVER.
Other parents said they felt the same way about ultrasounds.
One comment reads.Even at my 34 week ultrasound, it made me just as excited as the 8 week ultrasound! It's so magical.
While she and Chmerkovskiy were on their babymoon, the dancer later shared another photo of her baby bump.
Johnson and her husband, Val Chmerkovskiy, said they have been wanting to get pregnant for years.
Johnson commented on Instagram that she had stopped trying to conceive for about six months to mentally/emotionally recharge ourselves. The shock, disbelief, and sheer joy in this moment is a memory I will never forget.
She claims that she and Chmerkovskiy's journey were not an easy one.
Season 31 of Dancing With the Stars will be available on Disney+ on Monday, September 19, 2022. Derek Hough, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba will return, along with Tyra Banks and new co-host Alfonso Ribeiro.