Robert and Kym Herjavec, the former Dancing with the Stars members, married after their media-attracting dating.
More than a Shark Tank investor’s wife, Kym Herjavec has a name for herself as a Dancing with the Star champion and judge or a professional ballroom dancer.
Her dancing story has more to discover.
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Who Is Kym Hejavec?
Kym Herjavec (née Johnson) was born 4 August 1976.
She is a professional ballroom dancer and television personality renowned for her appearance in the first three seasons of Australian Dancing with the Stars (DWTS).
She then moved to the U.S. version, where she was a professional from 2006 to 2015.
Kym rejoined the U.S. series in 2017 for its 24th season as a professional and served as a judge on the Australian version of this show from 2013 to 2015.
She married Robert Herjavec, her partner in DWTS, an American businessman and Shark Tank star.
Kym Herjavec’s Family
Kym Herjavec (real name: Kym Johnson) was born in Sydney, Australia. Kym is very close to her mother, Barbara. However, she hasn’t shared much about her father and siblings.
Kym was previously engaged to cricket star Shane Watson and had a romantic relationship with Tom Williams.
She publicly met Robert Herjavec on DWTS in 2015. They had a tremendous wedding on 31 July 2018. The same year, the couple welcomed their twins, a boy named Hudson and a girl named Haven.
The public loves Robert and Kym Herjavec’s twins. They follow and searches for the twins’ activities.
Robert and Kym love sharing the sweet moments of their children on social media.
Kym Herjavec’s Height & Weight
Kym Herjavec is a stunning beauty with long blonde hair and light brown eyes. She stands at an impressive 5 feet 7 inches tall. Her weight is 128 pounds.
The public body measurements of Kym are 36-25-35 inches, respectively.
Kym Herjavec’s Net Worth
Kym Herjavec has garnered immense success in dancing over the years. As of 2023, her estimated net worth is $1 million, largely thanks to her success and huge earnings from DWTS.
She earns an average of $75,000 annually as a dancer and actor. This annual earning is in addition to her considerable weekly income from the show, dramatically boosting her financial portfolio.
Kym Herjavec’s Early Life and Education
Kym started dancing early at 3 but came to ballroom dancing at 15 with her brother. She soon got enthralled by the sport and started competing and excelling in ballroom dancing.
In 1998, Kym and her partner, Lithuanian Tomas Atkocevicius, placed second in the Open Amateur Modern Ballroom category at the Australian Dancesport Championship.
They also made it to the finals of the U.K. Ballroom Championships at Blackpool.
She stopped her ballroom dancing competitions in 2001.
After that, she appeared in several events and films. One of them, Burn the Floor, was a touring ballroom dance production.
Besides, she even performed at Elton John’s 50th birthday party.
Kym Herjavec’s Dancing Career
Dancing With The Stars
Kym Herjavec’s dancing career blossomed with her appearance in Australian and American DWTS versions.
She rose to prominence in Australia as a professional dancer, appearing on three seasons of DWTS in 2004 and 2005.
She and her partner Tom Williams won the championship in the second season. They went on to perform in the Champion of Champions series.
After making a cameo at the fourth season grand finale in 2006, she appeared on the U.S. version of DWTS, partnering with talk show host Jerry Springer.
In 2013, Kym became a judge for the Australian version of DWTS and continued to tour America as part of the DWTS tour. She returned in season 4, partnering with N’Sync Joey Fatone and coming in as runner-up.
It was followed by season 5, where she partnered with Mark Cuban before being voted off in week 5.
She then partnered with magician Penn Jillette in season 6, becoming the first couple eliminated via double elimination in the second week.
In 2007, she returned for another tour with the cast and competed in season 7, partnered with former NFL player Warren Sapp. They went on to become runner-up professionals once again.
After competing in seasons 8 and 9, Kym and her partner Donny Osmond were crowned champions in 2009, making her the only dance professional to have won the title in two countries.
Kym continued to appear on the show over subsequent years, competing in seasons 11 to 15 and returning for season 16 with General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher.
She returned in 2015 for her 20th season of DWTS, partnering with Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec and finishing 6th place.
She returned as a professional dancer during the 24th series of DWTS, partnered with actor and retired professional wrestler Mr. T. They were eliminated in week four, finishing in 10th place.
Kym Herjavec has enjoyed a long and successful career as a professional dancer. She is considered one of the most iconic stars ever appearing on DWTS.
Other TV Appearances And Highlights
Other highlights of Kym Herjavec’s successful career included her appearances in other TV programs except for DWTC and some publications.
After appearing on DWTS (the Australian version) for three seasons, she dabbled in modeling with a sultry photoshoot for FHM magazine.
In 2006, she got a chance to appear on the Australian program Australian Celebrity Survivor: Vanuatu, representing the Merry Makers team.
Despite being the first one voted out of her Moso tribe, she made history as one of the few Survivor contestants to vote herself out – generally prohibited in most editions.
In 2013, Kym competed on The Celebrity Apprentice Australia but was out on week four after losing her project manager position.
5678 Fitness is a full-length exercise program based on cardio-Latin dance. It incorporates energetic dance routines with a whole-body workout.
Additionally, she shares life lessons, nutrition plans, entertainment styles, and anecdotes through her book The 5678 Diet, with contributions from her famous dance partners.
Kym Herjavec Today
After a long period with DWTS, Kym Herjavec chose to end her journey with the show on a high note.
After marrying Robert Herjavec, she left the ABC show. She stopped dancing to take care of her family, especially her twins.
Kym Herjavec has had a successful career in multiple areas of entertainment. She shares her inspiring life lessons on fitness and diet on DWTS and other Australian TV shows.
Her cute twins and blended family have become TV stars, receiving lots of love and attention.
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