Pregnant Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy's 2022 ESPYS Date Night Is a Perfect 10

While walking the red carpet at the 2022 ESPYS, Jenna Johnson, who is expecting her first baby with husband and fellow DWTS pro Val Chmerkovskiy, gave fans another look at her baby bump.

By Elyse Dupre Jul 20, 2022 11:09 PMTags
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You'll want to samba on over to see Jenna Johnson's red-carpet appearance at the 2022 ESPYS.  

The Dancing With the Stars pro—who is expecting her first child with husband and fellow dancer Val Chmerkovskiy—attended the July 20 award show at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and her look was so good it deserved its own mirror ball trophy. 

Jenna wore a stunning black dress and cradled her baby bump as she posed for photos. The mom-to-be was styled by celebrity hairstylist Bradley Leake using Hidden Crown Hair, Boujee Beauty and Redken. As for Val, he looked handsome in a classic suit without the tie. 

The dancer announced her pregnancy on Instagram July 15. "Our biggest dream come true yet," she wrote, "Baby Chmerkovskiy coming this January! My heart has grown beyond comprehension while growing this little miracle inside of me. We can't wait to meet our precious angel." 

The baby news was a happy surprise for Jenna and Val, who tied the knot in 2019. In a July 19 Instagram post, Jenna shared they'd "stopped trying to conceive for about 6 months to mentally/emotionally give ourselves a break." So when the season 26 champ saw her positive pregnancy tests, she continued, she was filled with "shock, disbelief, and sheer joy."

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Indeed, the road to parenthood has not been easy for the couple. "After two years of infertility, and hundreds of negative tests after negative tests," Jenna wrote, "it was heart wrenching at times to stay optimistic and made me question whether I would ever have this opportunity."

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She then told her followers she "will go into more depth" on their journey later on, and reminded any fans experiencing fertility struggles that they are not alone. 

"If any of you out there are struggling to get pregnant, suffering from infertility, or mourning a pregnancy loss… don't lose HOPE," Jenna continued. "It may not happen on your timeline and the journey may rip your heart open at times, but don't give up on yourself and your precious baby! It will happen."

And her dance partner from last season, JoJo Siwa, is thrilled for her and Val. "My sister! Oh my god, I am so happy for her," the YouTube star exclusively told E! News at the MGM Rewards MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game July 16. "She's obviously my family, my best friend. It's so good. Her and Val have been waiting for a sweet little package like this and I'm very happy and grateful that they got it."

To see more stars on the 2022 ESPYS red carpet, keep scrolling below.  

Steph & Ayesha Curry

Ayesha in Mônot with Jimmy Choo shoes; styled by Jason Bolden
Stephen in Bottega Veneta with Vacheron Constantin watch and Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Jordan Chiles

In Rani Zakhem Couture

Allyson Felix

In Greta Constantine with René Caovilla shoes

Chloe Kim

 In Versace

Ciara & Russell Wilson

Russell in Dolce & Gabbana

Hannah Waddingham


Hannah Ann Sluss & Jake Funk

Jake in Mander By Karn

Dikembe Mutombo


Simu Liu & Jade Bender

Simu in David Yurman jewelry

Mikaela Shiffrin

Styled by Alexandra Mandelkorn 

Val Chmerkovskiy & Jenna Johnson


Terrell Owens


Kristi Yamaguchi


Mookie Betts


Aly Raisman


Mickey Guyton

In Andrew Gn

Quina Brunson

In Prabal Gurung; Styled by Bryon Javar

Katie Ledecky


Bryce Young


Lindsey Vonn

In Gucci

Grant Williams


Aubrey Plaza

In Et Ochs

Chari Hawkins

In Ines Di Santo

Brandi Chastain

Jay Pharoah

Sunisa Lee

In David Yurman jewelry

Alison Brie

In Roberto Cavalli

Megan Rapinoe


Evander Kane


John Boyega

In Paul Smith

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