A “Dancing With the Stars” alum has weighed in on knowledgeable dancer’s attainable retirement. Read on to search out out why Monica Aldama says she’s “not stunned” her season 29 professional companion Val Chmerkovskiy is perhaps achieved together with his time on the show, plus what she considered their time collectively.

Monica Is ‘Not Surprised’ Val Might Retire Because She Knows He Wants to do Other Things

In an interview with US Weekly tied to the discharge of her new guide, “Full Out: Lessons in Life and Leadership From America’s Favorite Coach,” the “Cheer” star stated she was in no way stunned to listen to that her season 29 skilled companion Val Chmerkovskiy might be retiring from the show.

“I’m not stunned at listening to that simply because I do know he is sort of an entrepreneur himself and he has numerous completely different concepts,” Monica stated, including, “He actually could be very proficient. He’s very inventive, not simply in dance, however he is simply very inventive and really inventive.”

She additionally stated that she is grateful to have gotten to work with Val, saying, “I’m undoubtedly grateful that I had the chance to work with him. I feel we each taught one another quite a bit.”

Indeed, it appears like they undoubtedly had a tough go of it once they have been partnered collectively however emerged out the opposite aspect a stronger partnership.

In her guide, Monica detailed how in week 5 once they have been rehearsing a tango, Val “was shedding persistence” along with her and began bodily shoving her shoulders again.

“In the center of 1 run-through, he stopped and angrily informed me that I needed to cease wanting down at our toes. His physique language and tone communicated pure disgust. … Val would remind me about my posture all through every dance by shoving my shoulders again into their correct place. When he made these changes whereas indignant, I discovered it tougher and tougher to not take it personally,” wrote Monica.

But she continued on to say that when she had lastly had sufficient, she and Val had a heart-to-heart discuss the place she cried and informed him it felt like “he was pushing [her] underneath and [she] was drowning,” however she wanted him to be a life-line for her.

“In the tip, it was a fantastic dialog … That day, issues rotated dramatically,” Monica wrote.

Monica Also Said She Has No Clue What Val Will Do Next

Val began speaking about retiring throughout season 30. On his companion Olivia Jade’s podcast, he stated that his future with “Dancing With the Stars” was “TBD” (to be decided), however then he told a fan in a DM that this was his final season, writing, “The assist of the fam means a lot to me. The power has been insane and I’m so humbled and grateful. I have not felt this in a LONG time. I actually respect everybody, and TBH, the love is making me actually unhappy about this being my final one. Love you guys!”

He additionally informed “Entertainment Tonight” in an interview throughout the season, “I like the show. I like being on it. I’m so grateful for the chance. Is this my final season? Probably.”

But what’s going to he do subsequent? Monica has no thought however she is aware of he might do “so many alternative issues” if he wished to and she is going to all the time assist him. She informed US Weekly, “He might actually actually accomplish that many alternative issues. I haven’t got a clue what his plan is, however he does personal numerous dance colleges across the nation.”

She added, “This summer season, he did a tour together with his brother Maks [Chmerkovskiy], they usually got here by way of Austin. So [my husband and I] purchased tickets and went down there to assist him. We went backstage and frolicked with him for slightly bit. I’d assist him in something he does.”

For Val’s half, he informed “Extra” that he and Maks need to proceed to work on increasing their model with their dance firm, saying, “I simply bought off a tour with my brother Maks this summer season straight into this season [of ‘Dancing With the Stars’]. It was a really profitable tour. I bought to script it, write it, produce it, carry out in it, clearly. It was a two-man show, which was superior to do along with your brother,” stated Val, including, “We are going to proceed to develop on that model. Can’t wait to proceed to bop, carry out, act, host.”

As far as that goes at dwelling, Val’s spouse, fellow “Dancing With the Stars” professional Jenna Johnson, informed “Entertainment Tonight” that whereas will probably be unusual to do the show with out Val round, she additionally thinks will probably be “superior” to see him do one thing new.

“Dancing With the Stars” has not but been renewed for season 31. If it’s renewed, it should return in September 2022.