2. Val is from Ukrainia. Born in 1986, the 30-year-old hails from the European country and moved to the United States in 1994. 3. He has Been Dancing Since He Was 10. When he was 15 years old, Val and his then-dance partner won the world junior championship title, becoming the first American dance team to do so. 4. Val has been partnered with both Zendaya and Tamar Braxton on Dancing With the Stars before. In season 16, he and Disney Darling and our August 2016 cover star Zendaya set the dance floor on fire week after week before ultimately finishing the competition in 2nd place.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY #MUVA 🎉🎊🎁💥 I love you like I know you for decades and it's only been few months! We may not have won @dancingabc but I definitely feel like a winner just by having met you! You're a very special person, don't ever change and here's to actual decades of friendship! #happybirthday #alwaysgotyourback
5. He has Been the Mirror Ball Champion Twice. Val and his dancing feet have scored big on Dancing with the Stars twice, taking home the grand prize with partners Rumer Willis and most recently with 2016 Olympian, Laurie Hernandez.
6. These two don’t hold back on their love for each other on the gram. When it comes to PDA, Amber and Val are totally all about it. On Instagram, these two lovebirds can’t keep their hands or lips off each other.
During season 21 of Dancing with the Stars, Val lent his professional dance talents to singer and reality star Tamar Braxton. The pair was a fan favorite but they had to bow out of the competition due to Braxton’s health complications.