'DWTS' Pro Jenna Johnson Says 'Time's Ticking' for Boyfriend Val Chmerkovskiy to Propose (Exclusive)

The dancer opened up to ET about her 'sweetie' and how their relationship has changed over the years.

Jenna Johnson is hoping for two big milestones this year! 

ET's Lauren Zima and Cameron Mathison sat down with the Dancing With the Stars pro and her partner, Adam Rippon, for a live interview on Tuesday, where she dished on her relationship with boyfriend Val Chmerkovskiy -- and revealed that she's ready to take the next step. 

"Time's a-ticking!" Johnson joked when Zima mentioned Chmerkovskiy's desire to settle down after watching his brother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, tie the knot with Peta Murgatroyd. 

"We'll see [if engagement is in the cards anytime soon]," she continued. "We both have very big things happening right now, so we'll let that ride over... maybe we'll go to Fiji!" 

It's true -- Johnson has her sights set on winning the mirrorball trophy with Rippon, while Chmerkovskiy is busy traveling across the country with Murgatroyd and his brother on their Confidential tour. 

Rippon, however, would be glad to help seal the deal. "I'll be like, listen, you need to move her," he cracked. "'She wants, I think, a diamond.'"

While an engagement might have to wait, Chmerkovskiy is committed to helping Johnson nab her first DWTS win. "He's flown in and helped Adam just with some guy stuff and it's been incredibly helpful," she revealed. "He texts me almost every, single day and asks me to send him videos, so he can give me some notes and just see what's going on. It's so sweet."

"I think he's, like, very invested in it, and it makes my heart want to burst," she gushed. 

"I'm so, so happy," she continued. "I think we've had lots of ups and downs, and I think we've had to go through a lot of different things in life together and apart, and I think we just kind of realized we're way better together. And we got a dog, and it's like, it's a wrap. Now she's our child and she's the cutest thing ever."

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. See more on Johnson and Chmerkovskiy's relationship in the video below. 


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