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Val Chmerkovskiy Bio, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Salary, Affair, Married, Wife

What is the relationship of Val Chmerkovskiy?

Val Chmerkovskiy is an unmarried man till now. He has been in relationships with a 33-year-old American Personality Amber Rose. Their relationship started in 2016 and broke up after a year in 2017. Similarly, he has also dated a 28-year-old American Actress Janel Parrish in 2014.

He also has dated a 41-year-old American Actress  Kelly Monaco in 2012 ended up their relationship in  2013. He has also dated a 25-year-old American Actress Chloe Bennet.

As for now, this dancer is married. He has walked the aisle with another dancer Jenna Johnson. They got engaged in June 2018 and exchanged the vows on April 13, 2019.

Who is Val Chmerkovskiy?

Inside Content

  • 1 Who is Val Chmerkovskiy?
  • 2 Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education
  • 3 Val Chmerkovskiy’s Carrer, Salary, and Net Worth
  • 4  Val Chmerkovskiy’s Rumors and Controversy
  • 5 Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
  • 6 Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Val Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian Dancer. Valentin is a multi-talented entertainer. He plays the violin, dances, and is also passionate in his pursuit of music as a rapper/songwriter. He is best known for being a dancer on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Val Chmerkovskiy has also been in 9 on-screen matchups. He is also a classically trained violinist. He is also passionate in the music field as a rapper and songwriter.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

On 24th March 1986, he was Born Valentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy in Odesa Ukraine. His zodiac sign is Aries. Val is the son of Aleksandr and Larisa Chmerkovskiy, and the younger brother is Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Caption: Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson (Source: Page Six)

At the very young age of seven, Val found his passion for dancing. He attended his first overseas competition- The German Open at the age of twelve. Val also appeared twice alongside his brother.

His hometown is in Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. He went to study at The Hudson School which was established in 2009-2010.

Val Chmerkovskiy’s Carrer, Salary, and Net Worth

On his 15-year dance career, he has been a US champion an incredible 14 times. He was paired with model/actress Elisabetta Canalis n season 13. During his 14 and 15 seasons in Dancing with stars, he was paired with a comedian/ talk show host and actress Sherri Shepherd and Kelly Monaco respectively.

In the history of Dancing with the Stars, Valentin is one of the most accomplished Amateur Latin dancers. He accomplished this all through his hard work. Valentin was seven years old when he started dancing. By the age of 12, he went to his first overseas competition, the German Open. As one of only two U.S. couples there (his brother being the second).

Valentin won his first IDSF World Championship at the age of 15 and became the first and last American ever to do it. His achievements involve winning the German Open, Asian-Pacific Championships, US Open, Blackpool, and the World Championships 2-times (Junior and Youth). One of the nation’s leading social dance studios with locations in NY, NJ, and CT, Valentin is also co-owner of Dance With Me Dance Studios.

Valentin is an enthusiastic multi-talented entertainer who plays the violin, dances, and is in his pursuit of music as a rapper/songwriter. His recent singles are “Champagne Diet,” “White Boy Boogie,” and “Straight Outta Jersey.” His passion, dedication, discipline, and focus are all on his ladder to success.

He has undoubtedly earned an attractive net worth of $7 million as of 2022. Most of the source of his salary is the outcome of his Dancing career and brand endorsements.

 Val Chmerkovskiy’s Rumors and Controversy

Chmerkovskiy was rumored to be with Amber Rose. The stories became clear after they were spotted together at a birthday party, holidays, and other functions. Their relationship was not public, but it came out in 2017. Val was also rumored to be dating Kelly Monaco, but he denied that in April 2013 and admitted that he was Single. Chmerkovskiy and Fifth Harmony star Normani Kordei are rumored to start a romance during season 24.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Dancer and choreographer Val Chmerkovskiy have a height of  6 ft or 183 cm with 86 kg or 190 pounds weight. His hair color is black and his eye color is brown. There is no information about his shoe size and dress size.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Val Chmerkovskiy is active on various sorts of social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has around 431K followers on Facebook. He has more than 336k followers on Twitter and more than 1 million followers on Instagram.

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Val Chmerkovskiy Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Facts, Biography

Val Chmerkovskiy Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 86 kg
Date of Birth March 24, 1986
Zodiac Sign Aries
Spouse Jenna Johnson

Val Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian-American professional dancer who is known for appearing on the U. S. version of Dancing with the Stars, which he has won twice. In addition to that, he is also a two-time World Latin Dance Champion (Junior and Youth) as well as a 14-time U.S. National Latin Dance champion.

Born Name

Valentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy

Nick Name

Val Chmerkovskiy, VC

Sun Sign


Born Place

Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union


He divides his time between –

  • New York City, New York, United States
  • Los Angeles, California, United States


American, Ukrainian




Val has studied Business Management.


Dancer, Choreographer


  • Father – Aleksandr “Sasha” Chmerkovskiy
  • Mother – Larisa Chmerkovskaya
  • Siblings – Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Older Brother) (Dancer, choreographer)


He has been signed to Grinya Talent Agency.




6 ft or 183 cm


86 kg or 190 pounds

Girlfriend / Spouse

Val Chmerkovskiy has dated –

  1. Normani – It was rumored that he had a fling with American singer and dancer Normani in the past. The duo has an age difference of around 10 years, Val being the older one.
  2. Chloe Bennet – Previously, he had a short-term romance with American actress and singer Chloe Bennet.
  3. Kelly Monaco (2012-2013) – When Val partnered with American actress, Kelly Monaco on Dancing with the Stars in November 2012, they were RUMORed to be dating each other. When they were eliminated in 2013 from the show, the dating RUMORs also vanished.
  4. Janel Parrish (2014) – From October 6, 2014, to December 3, 2014, dancer Val dated another American actress, Janel Parrish. At that time, they were partners on the dancing show DWTS.
  5. Jenna Johnson (2016, 2017-Present) – Professional dancer Jenna Johnson and Val were an item for some time in 2016. They reconciled in 2017 and started dating again. On June 14, 2018, they publicly revealed their engagement. The couple got married on April 13, 2019. In July 2022, it was revealed that they were expecting their first child together.
  6. Amber Rose (2016-2017) – Model, actress, and fashion designer Amber Rose and Val started dating in September 2016. They broke up in February 2017.
  7. Rumer Willis (2018) – It was rumored that he started going out with American actress and singer Rumer Willis in the year 2018. They have also partnered for the 20th season of the dance reality competition show, Dancing with the Stars.
Val Chmerkovskiy and Rumer Willis on April 24, 2015, at Annual Race to Erase MS

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Great muscular build


Val Chmerkovskiy’s body specifications may be –

  • Chest – 43 in or 109 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
  • Waist – 33 in or 84 cm
Val Chmerkovskiy shirtless body

Brand Endorsements

He is the ambassador of Pencils of Promise charity.


He was raised in Jewish faith on his dad’s side and Christian faith by his mom.

Best Known For

Being a professional dancer in the U.S. version of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS). He won the show for the first time when he was partnered with actress and singer, Rumer Willis during season 20.

First TV Show

His first TV appearance was in 2011 when he appeared in the dance competition show Dancing with the Stars as a dance partner/choreographer.

Personal Trainer

Val has a great body with shredded six-pack abs. Though his workout routine and diet plan are not known, Val believes that he exercises less than his older brother, Maksim.

Val Chmerkovskiy Favorite Things

  • Food – Nutella
  • Breakfast Cereal – Cocoa Pebbles
  • Celebrity – Tommy Chong

Source – US Magazine, BuzzFeed, TIME

Val Chmerkovskiy Facts

  1. He was born in Ukraine, but his family relocated to Brooklyn, New York City, United States in 1994.
  2. Valentin first appeared on Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) in February 2006 in season 2.
  3. In September 2011, he joined the cast of professional dancers in DWTS season 13.
  4. He supports various charities and has helped build schools in Ghana.
  5. He can play the violin. Val played violin in Carnegie Hall with his youth orchestra.
  6. He is very competitive and claims to beat most of his fans at basketball and soccer.
  7. He has never missed ESPN’s SportsCenter.
  8. He had his first kiss when he was in kindergarten.
  9. He likes to drink Tequila. But, he drinks rarely.
  10. Chmerkovskiy prefers to drink tea with two sugar cubes.
  11. You can purchase his streetwear brand called VALENTIN, which he launched it in 2013.
  12. Val started dancing at the age of 7.
  13. He has a dog, named, Sir Sleep.
  14. He does not like mannaya kasha.
  15. He is a partner in several dance studios under the name Dance With Me.
  16. He is a man of few words.
  17. “Jazz Hands” is his least favorite dance step.
  18. “Bro” is the word which Val overuse the most.
  19. He has two guns with him and likes to show both of them.
  20. Between 2016 and 2019, he was cast in 2 episodes of the American sitcom, Fuller House.
  21. He has also shown his rapping skills in a couple of music videos such as “White Boy Boogie,” “Straight Outta Jersey,” etc.
  22. During his first dance competition, he actually lost his bag and other luggage. So, he had to perform in his grandmother’s shirt and he still won the show.
  23. In September 2021, during season 30 of Dancing With The Stars, Val was partnered with YouTuber Olivia Jade Giannulli.
  24. In October 2022, it was revealed that Val had tested positive for COVID-19.

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Evgeny Papunaishvili - biography, personal life, photo, news, wife, dancing, dancer, divorced, lessons, school 2022


Evgeniy Papunaishvili is a famous dancer and choreographer who draws the attention of the audience to his dance thanks to his charisma, artistry and emotionality. Professional skills allowed the man to make a successful career on television. Today the choreographer is also the owner of a network of copyright dance schools.

Childhood and youth

Evgeny was born on December 11, 1981 in Moscow into a family of engineers Robert and Lyudmila. The choreographer has two older brothers - Mikhail and Alexander. When the boy was 5 years old, his parents sent him to play football and dance. Already at the age of 12, the guy taught rhythmic gymnastics at school, and 2 years later he began to earn his first money by teaching dance in choreography studios.

Evgeny Papunaishvili in his youth with hair / @e_papunaishvili

Evgeny Papunaishvili is an international class dancer, winner of the Finnish Open Championship in Latin American dances in 2002, Moscow champion in Latin American dances (2004), semi-finalist of the Russian Championship, as well as a finalist of Russian and international tournaments.

Despite numerous victories in the dance field, Papunaishvili decided to get higher education at the Moscow Automobile and Road Institute, where his mother and two brothers studied, and graduated in 2003.


Papunaishvili's creative biography is a series of victories and achievements related to the art of beautiful movement to music. In 2002, when Evgeny turned 21, he began teaching at the Gala Dance studio. Soon he became a co-owner of the network of budget dance studios D-Fusion in Moscow.

After holding the largest dance class in Russia (at the same time for 1830 students), Evgeny got into the Russian and Guinness Book of Records, becoming even more famous. Finally, the dancer realized that this occupation is his main profession, with which he will go through life.

The choreographer opened his own studio - "Evgeny Papunaishvili's Dance School". It is noteworthy that Eugene built it, not yet having his own house. The dancer explained this by personal priorities - art is more important for him than housing .

Evgeny Papunaishvili and Ksenia Sobchak

In 2021, he announced the suspension of the educational institution, which caused a wave of comments from students. The reasons why Evgenia decided to close his offspring, said in an interview. Partners left the business, it was difficult to dive into all the processes. Popunaishvili tried to build a new system, correct mistakes, find new colleagues, and was forced to bear heavy financial losses. The decision to close was a difficult one.

Soon the dancer announced the start of an online marathon, which was aimed at beginners. The purpose of the lessons was to feel your body and learn the basics of movements.

Now Evgeny is one of the most expensive choreographers in Russia. Latin American, European, ballroom dancing, Caribbean mix, Argentinean tango, all modern trends from hip-hop to electro - the dancer masters all this perfectly.

TV projects

The choreographer became known to the general public after participation and repeated victories in the Dancing with the Stars project. A tall artistic dancer (with a height of 185 cm, Yevgeny's weight reaches 75 kg) from the first releases of the program attracted the attention of millions of viewers.

His partners are movie, pop and show business stars. Evgeny danced with Natasha Koroleva, Irina Saltykova, Yulia Savicheva, Ksenia Sobchak, Albina Dzhanabaeva, Alena Vodonaeva, Tatyana Bulanova, Glafira Tarkhanova, Gluk'oZoy.

In 2016, the dancer took part in another popular sports show - the circus program "Without insurance" in a creative duet with gymnast Leila Gruzdeva.

On September 22, 2019, with the participation of Evgeny Papunaishvili, a new episode of the TV game “Fort Boyard. Return". The popular TV show reappeared on Russian TV screens after a 6-year break. Sergey Shnurov became the TV presenter of the project. And Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Alexander Belkovich, Olga Buzova, Alexander Rogov showed their ability to overcome difficulties in the first issue.

Alexander Rogov, Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Olga Buzova, Alexander Belkevich, Evgeny Papunaishvili and Sergey Shnurov in the Fort Boyard show / @alexandrrogov

The choreographer got the task of calculating arithmetic formulas while in a rotating centrifuge, with which Evgeny did an excellent job. The dancer also demonstrated the art of a tightrope walker, which was appreciated by his fans.

At the beginning of 2020, it became known that the artist again decided to test his strength: Papunaishvili became a participant in the project “The Last Hero. Spectators against the stars. The celebrity team also included Ptakha, Natalya Bardo, Alexei Voevoda and other famous people. Yana Troyanova became the host of the long-awaited season. The victory went to the representative of the tribe of spectators Nadezhda Angarskaya.

In 2020, the dancer served as a judge in the Amazing People project. The company on the jury was made up of TV presenter Olga Shelest and athlete Natalya Ragozina.

And some time later, at the beginning of 2021, Evgeny again appeared on the stage of the Dancing with the Stars project. This time, the actress Ekaterina Guseva became his partner. Also, Inna Svechnikova, Anton Shagin, Ekaterina Shpitsa and other stars fought for the victory. This time his pair was in third place.

Another interesting project with the coach's participation is "In the Secret of the World", the essence of which was to acquaint the viewer with the traditions and dance characteristics of the cultures of a particular people. As part of the program, the man managed to visit the most remote corners of not only Russia, but the whole world.

Personal life

Evgeny has not been married for a long time. Papunaishvili's personal life is the object of constant and close attention of the media. He was credited with novels with almost every one of his partners in Dancing with the Stars. But the choreographer himself confirms only the relationship with Ksenia Sobchak.

Evgeny Papunaishvili and his ex-wife Salima Bizhaber / @e_papunaishvili

At the end of 2016, Papunaishvili surprised journalists. The dancer met that dream girl, whose signs he painted for the press for so long. The famous top stylist Salima Bizhaber became the chosen one of Evgeny. Relations developed not without difficulties, the language barrier interfered, because Salima is Italian by nationality, but over time, the lovers learned to understand each other without words.

On July 11, 2017, Papunaishvili married Salima. The marriage of the dancer and his girlfriend took place a few months after Eugene made a public proposal of the hand and heart of his beloved. The choreographer offered Salima to become his wife in front of thousands of people at the stadium during a break in a football match between the teams of CSKA and the Tula Arsenal.

The dancer's relatives knew that Yevgeniy and Salima were going to sign, the choreographer and his fiancee arrived at the registry office only accompanied by their older brothers. After the marriage was registered, the newlyweds visited the groom's parents, who were delighted with this news. After the wedding, the couple went on a trip to the Greek island of Rhodes.

On December 11, 2017, a joyful event happened in the Papunaishvili family - the wife gave the choreographer a daughter, who was named Sofia. The girl was born on the birthday of Eugene himself. The dancer calls the birth of a child the best gift imaginable.

On February 5, 2021, Papunaishvili posted a post on his Instagram account (the social network is banned in the Russian Federation, it belongs to the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation), in the caption to which he announced his breakup with Salima. The true reasons why he divorced are unknown. The dancer warned that "there will be no interviews and comments on this topic." Salima, however, could not contain her emotions and accused her ex-husband of cheating.

Evgeny Papunaishvili with his daughter Sophia / @e_papunaishvili

Evgeny is an open person for communication. He maintains an account on Instagram (the social network is banned in the Russian Federation, it belongs to the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation), where he communicates with fans and considers their criticism important to him. The dancer started a personal profile in order to popularize dances with the help of technology - he uploads photos from trips, from projects and competitions related to the profession.

Evgeny Papunaishvili now

In 2022, the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars started. Papunaishvili's partner this time was Maria Mironova. The daughter of the legendary actor enthusiastically joined the creative process, rehearsing with Eugene for 6 hours a day. He expressed hope that this season would be special. However, the couple performed the first dance, despite the fact that the actress had a crack in the rib, and the second issue had to be missed due to illness. As a result, Evgeny and Maria managed to take 3rd place.


  • Dancing with the Stars
  • No Insurance
  • Amazing People
  • Fort Boyard. Return”
  • “The Last Hero. Spectators against the stars"
  • "In secret around the world"

Show "Dancing with the Stars" - the history of creation, participants, new season, couples, "Russia 1", presenters 2022


"Dancing with the Stars" is a popular show in which famous actors, singers, and musicians participate along with professional dancers. Each season becomes a bright event, new releases prepare unexpected and pleasant surprises for the audience. Some participants turn out to be partners not only on the floor, but also in life.

Creation history and rules

The history of the creation of the program, which started on the air of the Rossiya channel, is based on the similar British show Strictly Come Dancing. The program mainly represents the format of ballroom dancing, however, sometimes the numbers presented by the participants contain elements of other styles and directions of choreography.

The concept of the project is that one of the partners of the couple is a professional, and the other is a media person who has no dance experience. During the releases, "amateurs" learn a dance related to the European or Latin American program.

For the performance choreographers, together with directors, come up with a plot, a story, which makes the performances more spectacular and exciting. After the contestants demonstrate their abilities, the jury evaluates, commenting on the pair's mistakes or merits. At the end of the release, viewers join the voting for their favorite participants.

They send SMS messages or make phone calls to the program operator. The data obtained are summarized with the judges' scores. The dancers with the lowest score will leave the show. Gradually, only the finalists remain.

The winner of the show is determined in the last program. The fewer contestants become, the more dances they can show during the release. Each program starts with a traditional song (musical intro).

Presenters and jury

The first three seasons of the project were hosted by Anastasia Zavorotnyuk and Yuri Nikolaev. The audience fell in love with this charming couple. Then they were replaced by Maxim Galkin, he was in the program from the 4th to the 9th seasons. The co-host of the popular parodist was Daria Zlatopolskaya. She remained on the show in 2016, when Garik Martirosyan was invited to support the contestants with her.

The judging panel included professional dancers, choreographers and coaches. For a long time, its permanent chairman was Stanislav Popov, president of the Russian Dance Union. In 2012, Elena Chaikovskaya, a Soviet and Russian figure skating coach, took his place as a judge.

In 2013, the jury was headed by theater and film actor Oleg Menshikov, in 2015 by Russian ballet dancer Sergei Filin. In 2016, Stanislav Popov returned to the program. In several seasons, the stars of Russian show business acted as invited members of the jury and guests.

Subsequently, the composition of the jury and the presenter did not change much. In the 11th and 12th seasons, Andrei Malakhov hosted the program, and Yegor Druzhinin, Daria Zlatopolskaya, Nikolai Tsiskaridze and Igor Rudnik took the chair of the presenters.


Each of the seasons had its own characteristics. The first one, which started in 2006, was attended by 8 couples. As a result of the struggle, the winners of the project were Maria Sittel and Vladislav Borodinov. The second in the Russian version of Strictly Come Dancing were actor and singer Anton Makarsky with a charming partner Anastasia Sidoran. And the third (with a small margin) were pop singer Natasha Koroleva and charismatic, temperamental Yevgeny Papunaishvili.

The season turned out to be successful, scored high ratings, so in the same year the creators decided to make a sequel. This time the number of couples increased to 10. According to the voting results, Anna Snatkina and Evgeny Grigorov were chosen as the best dancers of the project.

In 2008, the 3rd cycle of the program began, and again the number of participants increased. Now the audience could watch the competition of 12 dance duets. The peculiarity of the releases was that only ladies performed from the side of non-professional contestants. Among them are singers Irina Saltykova, Alika Smekhova, gymnast Svetlana Khorkina and others.

Prizes were distributed as follows: actress Daria Sagalova, known for the TV series "Happy Together", and Anton Kovalev were at the top of the podium. TV presenter Lera Kudryavtseva and Alexei Mazurin took second place, and artist Natalya Gromushkina and Pyotr Shigin took third place.

A year later, the audience saw the continuation of their favorite show. The program returned to its original format: non-professional men again appeared among the participants. However, none of them managed to take a prize: beautiful ladies turned out to be the winners. The first was Yulia Savicheva (paired with Yevgeny Papunaishvili), the second - Anna Kovalchuk (with German Mazhirin), the third - Natalia Bochkareva (with Alexander Litvinenko).

In Season 5, which aired in 2010, the amateur contestants were divided into two "teams", men's and women's. 18 duets competed for reaching the final. And in the final part, non-professionals united in new duets. The winners were singer Anastasia Stotskaya and judo and sambo champion Alexei Ledenev, while the silver medalists were Ksenia Sobchak and Maxim Shchegolev.

The idea of ​​creating pairs of "star" participants turned out to be original and interesting to the audience. Therefore, in 2011, only “amateurs” were involved in the program. Coaches and members of the jury worked with the contestants. As a result, the best among those who mastered ballroom dancing from scratch were the performer Tatyana Bulanova and the skier Dmitry Lyashenko.

A year later, professional dancers returned for the new season of the show. The number of contestants included 12 couples. A feature of this cycle is the presence of invited guests in the program, including directors Karen Shakhnazarov, Pavel Chukhrai, Valery Todorovsky, Pavel Lungin and others.

For the second time in the history of the project, Evgeny Papunaishvili became the winner from among experienced dancers. The passionate and brutal favorite of the public made up a harmonious duet with singer Natalia Ionova (Gluk'oZa).

The invited guests remained in 2013, when the 8th season of the project began. Among the new celebrities, the audience saw actor Alexander Shirvindt, choreographer Andris Liepa, directors Timur Bekmambetov and Vladimir Menshov.

13 couples entered the floor in the first edition of this year. Among them were those who caused an ambiguous attitude of the jury and the audience. For example, the outrageous and unpredictable Danila Polyakov, a model boy who shines on Western catwalks, and his partner Alla Anastasyeva, who had a hard time in such an extravagant duet. The first place was taken by Elena Podkaminskaya and Andrey Karpov.

The next cycle of the show began in 2015. Among the 14 star participants were again only ladies. The money received as a result of SMS voting went to Russian charitable foundations. In a worthy competition, the charming Irina Pegova and Andrey Kozlovsky became the best.

Figure skater Adelina Sotnikova and Gleb Savchenko won second place and the audience award. In 2016, Alexandra Ursulyak and Denis Tagintsev ascended the first step of the podium. And a couple with Evgeny Papunaishvili was Glafira Tarkhanova.

A feature of the 11th season was that the episodes were held in the studio without spectators (due to the coronavirus pandemic that swept the world).

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