Val Chmerkovskiy gushes about Jenna Johnson: 'I'm in love'

The couple have been linked on and off since February 2016.
By Annie Martin  |  Aug. 18, 2017 at 12:14 PM
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Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Val Chmerkovskiy couldn't help but gush about girlfriend Jenna Johnson in a new interview this week.

The 31-year-old professional dancer opened up about Johnson, his fellow Dancing with the Stars pro, following brother Maksim Chmerkovskiy's wedding to Peta Murgatroyd.

"Yeah, is that what it's called, the wedding bug? Or have I gained a different perspective on, you know, what love is and what happiness is?" he told The Insider. "You know, I'm in a great place and I'm in love, and I'm very grateful for that."

Val and Johnson attended Maksim and Murgatroyd's wedding July 8 at Okeka Castle on Long Island. Val said he's "happy" for the couple, who welcomed son Shai Aleksander in January.

"It was beautiful," the dancer said of the ceremony. "I'm happy for them. I'm happy that Peta is now officially a Chmerkovskiy and I officially have a sister."

"He's just so full of life and happiness and joy," he added of Shai. "The best thing is when you walk in and you see him get excited to see you and recognize you, and you know, for like, one second, it just changes your entire world."

Val and Johnson met on Dancing with the Stars in 2014, and have been linked on and off since February 2016. The couple showed off their chemistry while teaching a class at Dancerpalooza dance festival this month.

"I love to love," Val told Entertainment Tonight in December 2015. "I just have to find somebody to love."

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