Jenna Johnson and her husband, Val Chmerkovskiy, officially welcomed their baby boy into the world, and the star announced the big news with an adorable Instagram post shared on Wednesday.
The Dancing With The Stars pro, 28, married 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 cradling their baby’s little one. “Our world is forever changed,” she wrote emotionally in the caption to her nearly one million followers.
The happy news comes just a month after Jenna mourned the tragic loss of her baby niece.
Baby news! Dancing With The Stars pros Jenna Johnson, 28, and her husband, Val Chmerkovskiy, 36, welcomed their first child and shared the news on Instagram on Wednesday.
Although the heartfelt message was posted online on Wednesday, Jenna revealed that their son was born the day before on Tuesday. The couple have 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 beauty opened up to People about choosing a name.
“We’ve actually been choosing a boy’s name and a girl’s name for three years now,” she admitted to the publication. “Val actually chose our boy’s name, so we have it.”
The dancer, who was first recognized when she appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, said she wasn’t completely set in stone with the name. “I’m a visual person for sure,” she explained.
“I really want to see it before making this decision. So far we have one that I’m pretty determined on, so who knows, it might change days.
Beyond thrilled: The happy couple announced they were expecting their first child last year in July; both seen in July 2022 in LA
Shortly after the post was shared on Wednesday, the comments section was flooded with well wishes and congratulatory messages to the new parents from their famous friends.
Rumer Willis, the daughter of actor Bruce Willis and who recently announced her own pregnancy, wrote, “Congratulations to you both, can’t wait to meet you sweet boy.”
TV personality Matt James also shared his own excitement for the couple and wrote: “Let’s go!!” with former DWTS contestant Amanda Kloots writing “Oh YAY!!!”
Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles, added a series of white heart emojis, and professional dancer, Witney Carson, simply wrote, “AHHHHHH!!!!!!”
Good wishes! Shortly after the post was shared on Wednesday, the comments section was flooded with congratulatory messages to the new parents from their celebrity friends.
Potential Names: In July, Jenna opened up to People about choosing a baby name and admitted, “We’ve been choosing a boy’s name and a girl’s 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 has come true yet.” Baby Chmerkovskiy is coming in January! »
She added with feeling, “My heart grew beyond comprehension while developing this little miracle inside of me. We can’t wait to meet our precious angel.
That same month, Jenna revealed the struggles she faced getting pregnant, writing a lengthy caption to her fans. ‘We had actually stopped trying to conceive for about 6 months to give ourselves a mental/emotional break,’ adding that upon finding out she had finally conceived, she felt ‘shocked’ and ‘incredulous’.
The talented dancer wrote that “our journey to get to this point has not been easy”, adding that she had been through “two years of infertility and hundreds of negative tests after negative tests” and that “it was heartbreaking to stay optimistic…’
Johnson concluded positively, “It may not happen in your timeline and the journey can tear your heart out at times, but don’t give up on yourself and your precious baby!” It will happen.’
Rough journey: Shortly after revealing she was pregnant, the star opened up about her infertility journey and the ‘shock’ she felt after finding out she was expecting
A boy! In August, the two lovebirds revealed that they would be welcoming a baby boy into their family
Later in August, Jenna and Val revealed they would be welcoming a son into their growing family. ‘IT’S A BOY!!!!!!!!’
“Today we are officially half ready to meet my son. Saying those words still makes me emotional!! SO EXCITED to be a mom boy,’ she wrote, followed by a crying emoji.
The happy news that the couple have welcomed their son safely into the world comes just a month after Jenna mourned the tragic loss of her baby niece.
In December, the DWTS pro shared a heartbreaking post, writing, “My angel little brother and sweet sister-in-law went through the unimaginable losing their baby girl last week.”
“I was impressed by their examples of immeasurable hope and strength during this heartbreaking time. So grateful for Eternal 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 had welcomed their son safely into the world comes just a month after Jenna mourned the tragic loss of her baby niece
Importance of family: Jenna and her family supported her brother and sister-in-law after the loss of their own child; DWTS pros seen in 2021 in Los Angeles