Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy has been a staple of Dancing With The Stars for many years now. Plenty of her fans were heartbroken to find out that she wouldn’t be part of the show this year. Jenna may not be competing as a pro dancer, but she’s still heavily involved with the show as she navigates her first pregnancy.
But now, fans are curious. Will Jenna come back and perform as a pro dancer after the baby comes? Many of the women pros return after giving birth, so it’s possible. But what does Jenna want?
Jenna Johnson still maintains an active presence in the ballroom
Even though Jenna doesn’t have a pro partner, she’s still a very active part of DWTS Season 31. Many fans have spotted her in the audience week after week cheering on her husband, Val Chmerkovskiy. This year, he’s partnered with The Bachelorette star, Gabby Windey.
She also frequently visits the rehearsal room to help choreograph routines and assist Val and Gabby. But is she ever going to return as a pro dancer?
If Jenna gets her way, it seems like she will definitely come back. In an interview with Parade, she was asked if she would like to return next fall if invited.
“Absolutely. … it isn’t our choice, but the show knows that I am in love with it, I still feel like I have many more seasons to give,” the dancer told the publication. “And just because I’m a mom, doesn’t mean that I can’t still be working. I have some really great examples in my life of working moms. And I’ve always seen myself going back to work. So, I would love to be back on the show if they have me. But yeah, I keep a whisper always in their ear of, ‘Next season, next season.'”
Jenna Johnson is also best friends with Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson who also have small children. Both women returned for Season 30 after giving birth. Witney came back for Season 31, but Lindsay took this season off due to her second pregnancy.
The Chmerkovskiys are expecting their bundle of joy to arrive in January 2023. If DWTS Season 32 comes back in September, Jenna will have several months to prepare. Her fans would love to see her return.
DWTS continues with 90s Night this Monday
When Jenna isn’t helping out in the ballroom, she’s loving life as a soon-to-be mother. She glows in all her baby bump photos and is so excited to welcome her son into the world.
However, Jenna has admitted to craving doughnuts. Sadly, she opted to settle for healthy meals instead.
Dancing With The Stars will be back for a new episode this Monday night. Tune in and see the top eight couples compete for a spot in the semifinals. Check back for more DWTS news.
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