Dancing With The Stars Season 30 became the first season to feature a same-sex competing couple. But it probably won’t be the last. In fact, pro dancer Val Chmerkovskiy says he’d really like to have a male partner next fall for Season 31.
This year on DWTS, Val’s wife Jenna Johnson is competing with another woman, JoJo Siwa.
Jenna recently sat down to chat about the possibility of Val competing with a man with her costar Cheryl Burke on an episode of her podcast, “Pretty Messed Up.”
Val Chmerkovskiy wants to compete with another man — which isn’t at all uncommon in the real world of competitive dance
In case you didn’t know, there is already a male/male partnership on the British version of the show, Strictly Come Dancing. Cheryl said that she found that situation “very cool and fascinating.” In real-life ballroom competitions, same-sex partnerships are actually pretty common.
“It’s not offensive, it’s not raunchy, it’s not out of this world, it’s very classy. I think you’re doing a great job, Jenna, and I think you should win. If we don’t win,” said Cheryl.
During the Monday night of Disney Week, Jenna and JoJo did a routine dressed as Cinderella and Prince Charming. Audience members and judges alike found the routine quite remarkable.
“Val and I were actually talking about it and I was like, ‘Would you ever do this?’ and Val was like, ‘I would do this next season in a heartbeat,’” Jenna replied.
The competition for the Mirrorball Trophy heats up
Val Chmerkovskiy has two Mirrorball Trophies under his belt and it’s entirely possible he and his partner Olivia Jade might win this year too. The competition is really fierce.
However, each week, Val and Olivia Jade come back better than ever before. No one was exactly sure how they would perform when they joined the competition, but they continue to impress the audience week after week.
“There’s never been a married couple in the finals together, so I want to be that first one this season with him,” Jenna Johnson said in a recent interview with Us Weekly. “And then whoever brings home the Mirrorball, I don’t even care because then we have four [between the two of them] and it’s, like, even on our mantle … it’s going to balance each other, but I would love obviously to win that Mirrorball, but I would be so proud if he won that Mirrorball.”
Who are you rooting for to win Dancing With The Stars Season 30? Would you want Val to compete with a man when the show comes back next fall for Season 31? We’re always curious to see what you have to say. Leave your ideas in the comments.