It’s about darn time! Dancing with the Stars couple Valentin Chermkovskiy, 32, and Jenna Johnson, 24, are officially engaged! The happy couple announced the news on Instagram on June 14 with photos of Val’s Italian proposal. “I can’t wait to make you my wife ♥️👑” Val wrote, alongside a pic of him down on his knee and Jenna looking totally shocked.
“I knew the moment I met you, you were the man of my dreams and I wanted to be with you forever,” wrote Jenna on her own page. “Babychka Мой любовь thank you for making my fairytale come true today! Cannot believe I get to call you my FIANCÉ!!!!”
Val made sure to have the perfect day with Jenna before the big moment. They’re on Day 2 of a vacation to Venice, Italy, and they did everything from getting fresh gelato, to tasting real Italian pizza, to seeing some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s iconic art, to walking through the historic Venice canals before he got down on one knee in front of a scenic cafe to ask Jenna to marry him. We still haven’t gotten a clear look at the sparkler he gave her, but we know it’s from Jacob & Co.. Can a day get more amazing than that?
The precious couple has been together (off and on) for over two years, but lately Val seems to have marriage on the brain. In May, when a fan account posted a steamy video of Jenna dancing, he responded, saying, “I should def put a ring on it.” Then Jenna herself told ET, “Time’s a-ticking! We’ll see [if engagement is in the cards anytime soon]. We both have very big things happening right now, so we’ll let that ride over… maybe we’ll go to Fiji!” Just trade Venice for Fiji and she was totally right!