How Competing In ‘DWTS’ Led ‘Shark Tank’ Star Robert Herjavec To His Wife Kym Johnson

How Competing In ‘DWTS’ Led ‘Shark Tank’ Star Robert Herjavec To His Wife Kym Johnson

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It’s time for more business deals! shark cage is officially back on ABC with the Season 14 premiere on September 23. The show’s crew returns to the boardroom hoping to come across an impressive entrepreneurial idea to invest their money in. As one of the originals, Robert Herjavec has found itself as a partner in a number of deals, including Tipsy Elves and Nuts-‘N-More. But reality TV has not only brought him business success. It also helped him find love with his six-year-old wife, the former Dancing with the stars professional dancer Kym Johnson.

The couple’s romance began like most celebrity relationships – in front of the camera. In February 2015, it was revealed that Robert would be one of 12 celebrities who would be taking part in the 20th season of Dancing with the stars. There, the recently divorced businessman teamed up with the two-time DWTS champion and they developed an instant connection.


“I don’t do anything for the publicity,” he said People amid rumors of having a relationship with Kym off the picture. “From the moment I met her, I’ve loved hanging out with her. We’re having a great time.”

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While Robert and Kym’s time continues Dancing with the stars ended with their elimination in week eight, their romance had just begun.

The couple dated the rest of 2015 and he proposed to his dancer girlfriend in February of the following year. On July 31, 2016, the duo married in front of close family and friends at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.

“I never thought I’d get married again,” he said People right after the ceremony. “I was afraid that I would become bitter or an old cat man. But eventually everyone wants to connect with another human being. When I met Kym, it was just effortless.”

Like most marriages, the wedding was not the end of the story. Just two years after their marriage, the couple welcomed twins Hudson and port to their offspring through IVF, including Robert’s three children from his previous marriage: Caprice, Skye and Brandon. They both shared the news on their respective Instagram accounts and they continue to share their lives with their children as they grow up.

While it may seem like their relationship has progressed relatively quickly, the two are very supportive of each other. Robert even tends to call Kym’s balance between business and motherhood something akin to a superhero.

‘She’s incredible. Wonder Woman has nothing on my wife,” he said Us Weekly in May 2019. “Twins fly 15 hours alone to Australia… She put one on each suitcase. They get tied up. They go through the airport and they bounce around perfectly.”

Wherever they are or how quickly their children grow up, Kym and Robert know they owe one thing to their marriage. Without ever competing on Dancing with the starsthe couple would not be where they are now.

“5 years @robertherjavec 💕,” Kym wrote on Instagram in July 2021 for their fifth wedding anniversary. “To think it all started with a dance .”

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