Finally, some happy news to report! Something must be in the water over at Dancing with the Stars because our pros are procreating. Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd have been together for a long time now. They began dating in 2012 and were engaged in 2015. Maks actually proposed to Peta onstage at a dance event.
They were married about six months after their first son Shai Chmerkovskiy was born in 2017. Prior to Peta’s second pregnancy, she struggled to conceive and shared the heartbreak of a miscarriage in 2020. At the time, she told People, “I was sitting in the bathroom sobbing. That was something that will probably live with me for the rest of my life, being on that toilet by myself, knowing what was happening and not being able to stop it,” Peta added.
With the assistance of their 6-year-old, the family revealed the gender of their second baby on Instagram. Maks and Peta tripped the light fantastic as Shai could be seen unfolding a piece of paper that announced if his new partner in crime would be a brother or sister.
Peta captioned the moment, “The Chmerkovskiys as a whole are creating their own soccer team LOL! We’re so elated that Shai will get a baby brother and cannot wait to meet this little guy.”
Maks and Peta’s youngling is “measuring quite large” and enjoys kicking “mummy in the ribs at all hours of the night.” Ah, the glamorous side of creating a life. She continued, “Honestly though, when we heard he was fully healthy we both shrieked with joy. There is nothing quite like getting that phone call, with the nurses pause (ugh it’s awful) before telling you they’re all good results!!”
And it looks like Peta might not close up shop after this new little guy arrives. She shared, “We will have a house FULL of boys, including our little Hachi! I guess this means we have to try for baby number 3 to get that girl.”
“This news has brought extraordinary bliss to our family and we have so much to be grateful for.” Yes, they do. Congratulations to the happy couple on their upcoming arrival!
TELL US- DO YOU THINK MAKS AND PETA WILL GO FOR BABY NUMBER THREE? WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THE COUPLE PRIOR TO WELCOMING ANOTHER BOY?
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