Jenna Johnson says it’s ‘insensitive’ when asked about having kids
Nobody’s business. Dancing with the stars‘ Jenna Johnson puts her foot down when it comes to answering questions about herself and her husband Val Chmerkovskyfamily plans.
“I think it’s a really insensitive question actually,” Johnson, 28, said. We Weekly exclusively on Monday, June 27, while promoting the new Kerasal athlete’s foot some products. “You never know what someone is going through and the amount of DMs and comments, you know, ‘Babies on the brain,’ ‘When are you having a baby?’ ‘When are you and Val having a baby?’ It adds pressure, but also, it’s nobody’s business.
The professional dancer noted that when people ask these questions, they usually have “no idea” what she’s been through personally or what she and Chmerkovskiy, 36, want “in the future.”
Johnson and Chmerkovskiy started dating in 2015 and the Ukrainian native popped the question to his love in Venice, Italy in 2018. After getting married in an intimate ceremony in California in 2019, Johnson said We In 2020, the couple “definitely” talked about having babies, but were more focused on enjoying life together at the moment.
Additionally, Johnson spoke about how his sister-in-law, Peta Murgatroyd, treated fertility issues. Murgatroyd recently revealed that she had three miscarriages in two years with her husband Max Chmerkovsky.
“She’s kept it very private for the past two years,” the choreographer explained. “So when I saw the beautiful piece they did and it finally opened up, I just called her and told her how proud I am of her, because I know how to how much grief it has caused her and how much she wants another baby.”
She added: ‘Let’s just avoid being in people’s business about this stuff. If I don’t ask you, probably don’t ask me.
Although the California native isn’t too keen on sharing all the details about her family plans, she couldn’t be happier for her boyfriend and DWTS costar Sharna Burgesswhose due date with boyfriend Brian Austin Green fast approaching.
“I feel like I met Sharna when she was just this kind of rebellious, dynamic rock star,” Johnson said. “To see her fall head over heels in love with Brian and then achieve one of her biggest dreams – to become a mother – was so beautiful.”
The TV personality added that she thinks Burgess will be “the best mom” since she’s always had a “motherly feeling” with the ladies on the show. “She’s been there for a lot of us, so I feel like it’s natural for her,” the dancer noted. “She’s going to be a natural mother.”
As for Burgess’ return to the stage next season, Johnson was still unsure what route the 37-year-old would take.
“I think if there was anyone to get fit in a month, it would be Sharna. So who knows?” she wondered. “I would be so happy for her for either option – to come back to the show or just enjoy being a new mom.”
In the meantime, Johnson is focusing on self-care – foot care, in particular! While speaking with Us about her routine with the new Kerasal Athlete’s Foot products, she noted how her dancer’s feet up close aren’t “so pretty,” hence the need for foot-focused assistance.
“When I met Kerasal and found out about this partnership, I was so ecstatic because I’m always on the hunt for something that’s going to help my feet thrive during the season,” the choreographer explained. “These products not only help prevent and cure athlete’s foot, but…just be a human being and a girl in the summer! I love my heels and my sandals. It also helps with the appearance of the skin. So I don’t have to worry about having cute open-toed shoes. I am really in love with their products.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi