10 Times Jenna Johnson And Val Chmerkovskiy Were Serious #RelationshipGoals

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There's nothing we love more than a dance power couple, and ballroom stars Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy are just that. Honestly, we stan the recently-engaged duo so hard! Here are 10 times they made our hearts burst.


When Jenna Basically Confirmed the Romance

When Jenna posted this picture back in July of 2017, we were #shooketh. We'd had our suspicions earlier, but the image made it pretty clear that things were getting very romantical with Val.

When Val Took Care of Sick Jenna

A man who will drop everything to take care of you when you're sick (while he dresses amazingly)? 🙌🙌🙌

When They Took a Picture-Perfect Trip to Paris

Ah, l'amour.

When Val Stopped By "So You Think You Can Dance" To Support Jenna

All we need now is a trio performance on "Dancing with the Stars" featuring Kiki Nyemchek and the power couple. Seems like a reasonable ask, no?

When They Carved Pumpkins Together For the First Time

Nothing spooky here! Just a couple madly in love.

When They Celebrated Their First Christmas Together

Who needs presents when you have a dancing hunk under your tree?

When Val Sent Jenna Four Dozen Roses on Tour

Most guys won't even text you back, but Val is all 🌹🌹🌹

When They Walked the "Crazy Rich Asians" Red Carpet Together

Hollywood, please cast them in a dance-centered rom com ASAP!

When They Got Engaged in Venice, Italy 

Be still our hearts! We're so happy for Jenna and Val, and this engagement was nothing short of jaw-dropping. So, can we get an invite to the wedding now?

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