How Val Chmerkovskiy Feels About Being in "Throuple" With Wife Jenna Johnson and Tyson Beckford

In an exclusive E! News interview, DWTS' Val Chmerkovskiy joked that he wouldn't mind being in a "throuple" with wife Jenna Johnson and her dance partner Tyson Beckford.

By Gabrielle Chung Oct 11, 2023 9:49 PMTags
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It may take two to tango, but Val Chmerkovskiy doesn't believe three's a crowd.

In fact, it's the more the merrier for the 37-year-old and his wife Jenna Johnson, who have been competing as pros in the ongoing 32nd season of Dancing With the Stars. After Jenna joked to E! News that she and Val are basically in a "throuple" with her dance partner Tyson Beckford, Val said he couldn't agree more.

"How do I feel about a throuple?" he mused in an exclusive interview with E! News Oct. 10, shortly after Jenna, 29, and Tyson, 52, were eliminated from the ABC dance competition. "There's something very mischievous about that word and I'm a fan."

He added, "I'm a fan of throuple."

And given the unique friendship he's formed with his own dance partner Xochitl Gomez, Val—who shares 9-month-old son Rome with Jenna—admittedly understands why his wife and Tyson have such a close bond.

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"Listen, this process is very intense," he said of DWTS. "If you want to do it right, you have to commit yourself as a professional, as a teacher."

And though Val will be seeing less of Tyson on the dance floor following the model's elimination, their bromance is as real as ever. As Tyson noted in a separate E! News interview, "I'll try to find some way to bring Val on once this is done and he got some time to hang out on the East Coast for a little bit."

"I'm still up for some babysitting," he continued. "Days in the park, me and Rome. He's gonna wanna go somewhere to eat all the time, so I'm just gonna take some of my Dancing With the Stars and feed the kid." 

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As for Jenna? Tyson considers her to be his "stage wife."

"So, it's me, her and Val," he previously joked to E! News. "I've got the best package out of everybody on the show, no doubt."

Get to know all the stars competing on this season of DWTS below, and be sure to tune in to E! News tonight at 11 p.m. for more from the cast.

Dancing With the Stars airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Barry Williams

The Brady Bunch actor will be dancing with Peta Murgatroyd.

Matt Walsh

The Veep alum is paired with Koko Iwasaki.

Mauricio Umansky

The real estate broker—who recently separated from wife Kyle Richards—is partnered with Emma Slater.

Mira Sorvino

The Oscar winner will be dancing with Gleb Savchenko.

Lele Pons

The social media star will be dancing with Brandon Armstrong.

Adrian Peterson

The football player is partnered with Britt Stewart.

Jason Mraz

The Grammy winner is partnered with Daniella Karagach.

Harry Jowsey

The Too Hot to Handle star is paired with Rylee Arnold.

Alyson Hannigan

The How I Met Your Mother alum will be paired with Sasha Farber.

Xochitl Gomez

The Marvel star will be partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy.

Tyson Beckford

The supermodel is paired with Jenna Johnson.

Ariana Madix

The Vanderpump Rules star is partnered with Pasha Pashkov.

Charity Lawson

The Bachelorette star is paired with Artem Chigvintsev.

Jamie Lynn Spears

The Zoey 102 star is partnered with Alan Bersten.

Watch E! News weeknights Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m., only on E!.