Get ready to dance with joy as Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd have delightful news to share. The talented Dancing With the Stars professionals have officially become parents for the second time. Chmerkovskiy took to Instagram on Father’s Day to announce the arrival of their newest family member, sharing a heartwarming post where he lovingly held their newborn, respectfully blurring the baby’s face. He expressed his happiness, writing, “Happy Father’s Day to me! #MadeInPeta.”
The couple’s DWTS family flooded the comments section with congratulations upon hearing the news. Sharna Burgess wrote, “How perfect ♥️♥️,” while Emma Slater exclaimed, “OMG YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!! On Father’s Day!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.”
Although Murgatroyd has yet to make an official announcement on her social media platforms, she provided glimpses into their journey leading up to the birth through photos and videos shared on her Instagram Stories. She documented her labor and their time in the hospital as they prepared to welcome their second child, sharing their excitement with her followers.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, well-known professional dancers from Dancing With the Stars, have recently welcomed their second child. The couple, who got married in the same year their first child, son Shai, was born, shared the news of their pregnancy in January. Their journey to parenthood has not been without difficulties, as Murgatroyd revealed that they had faced two years of struggle, including three miscarriages and a failed embryo transfer, before their current pregnancy.
Murgatroyd took to Instagram to express her joy in announcing the pregnancy, expressing gratitude to their extended family of supporters who had been with them throughout their fertility journey. The couple was pleasantly surprised by the pregnancy, discovering the news just before Murgatroyd’s second round of IVF treatment.
The arrival of their second child has brought immense happiness and gratitude to the couple, marking a significant milestone in their family’s journey. Despite the challenges they faced along the way, their perseverance and the support of their loved ones have led them to this moment of extraordinary bliss.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, known for their appearances on Dancing With the Stars, have faced a series of ups and downs in recent years. After experiencing multiple setbacks, including fertility challenges, IVF failures, and personal losses, the couple has received the joyful news of their current pregnancy.
During an interview with ET, Murgatroyd shared the heartwarming moment when their son Shai discovered he would become a big brother. It happened spontaneously in their bathroom when Shai noticed Murgatroyd’s growing belly and excitedly exclaimed his realization. The couple was overjoyed by Shai’s reaction, as he jumped around with enthusiasm.
Ahead of Murgatroyd’s return to Dancing With the Stars for its 31st season, Chmerkovskiy expressed his concern for his wife’s well-being, considering the challenges they had previously faced. These challenges included fertility struggles, setbacks in their IVF journey, and the emotional toll of Chmerkovskiy’s presence in Ukraine during Russia’s invasion. The couple also dealt with the loss of Murgatroyd’s father in December 2022.
Chmerkovskiy highlighted the need for Murgatroyd to find moments of relaxation and peace amidst their turbulent journey. He acknowledged the rollercoaster nature of their past experiences, saying, “we’ve had five years of peaks and valleys if you can imagine.” While they are ecstatic about their current pregnancy, the couple remains cautious due to the disappointment they have experienced in the past. Chmerkovskiy mentioned that despite previous IVF failures, Murgatroyd unexpectedly became pregnant when she momentarily shifted her focus to dancing and forgot about their fertility struggles.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy revealed in an interview with ET that his two sons will have a six-year age gap, coincidentally matching the age difference between him and his brother, Val Chmerkovskiy. He expressed excitement about his older son taking on the role of a big brother and shared his readiness for the challenges of parenting two children.
“I think as long as [Peta and I are] man and man it’s good, then after that zone defense is way less complicated, you know, three to two is gonna be tough but we’re ready for two, you know, one and one, but again six years difference, he told ET. “I remember experiencing it where [Val] was also my responsibility sometimes, you know, and people do say you don’t raise two kids when there’s a difference like, that you kind of start passing on and I’m excited to see my son become what my life has always been [a big brother] … Exactly six years apart, they’ll be the same.”