‘DWTS’ Pro Koko Iwasaki Engaged to Fellow ‘SYTYCD’ Star Kiki Nyemchek

Jill O'Rourke
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Kiki Nyemchek via Instagram

Congratulations are in order for Dancing with the Stars pro Koko Iwasaki, who got engaged over the weekend to her boyfriend Kiki Nyemchek. The couple first met while competing on Season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance.


‘DWTS’ Pro Koko Iwasaki Engaged to Kiki Nyemchek

On Sunday, both Iwasaki and Nyemchek posted a series of photos of Instagram announcing their engagement. According to the caption, Nyemchek popped the question on Saturday, November 26. The caption reads, “Easy ask, easy yes.”

The first photo in the post shows Nyemchek on one knee, showing Iwasaki the engagement ring as they both smile. In another shot, the couple hugs. The final photo is a closeup of Iwasaki’s hand, showing off the beautiful diamond ring.

The couple received plenty of excited responses from Iwasaki’s Dancing with the Stars co-stars, including her Season 31 partner Vinny Guadagnino, who wrote, “Best news ever !!!!!!!!! CONGRATS !!!!!” Judge Carrie Ann Inaba, fellow pros Sasha Farber and Daniella Karagach, and celebrity dancers Selma Blair and Jordin Sparks were among the other commenters to share their excitement.


SEE ALSO: WHO IS ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS’ PRO KOKO IWASAKI?

The Couple Met on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

In 2017, Iwasaki and Nyemchek both competed on So You Think You Can Dance Season 14. DWTS pro Val Chmerkovskiy choreographed a Salsa routine for the pair which included a kiss. Iwasaki said that routine “got me and Kiki together.”

Nyemchek finished the season in fourth place, while Iwasaki was the runner-up. The couple announced that they were dating in 2018, with Iwasaki writing to Nyemchek in an Instagram post, “Living life with you is pure bliss & I thank you for YOU every single day.”


It’s been a big year for Iwasaki, as this was her first season competing as a pro on Dancing with the Stars. She and Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino made it to seventh place, as they were eliminated in Week 8.

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