“Dancing with the Stars” pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd have announced that they are expecting a baby boy. The couple revealed the gender with the help of their son Shai in an adorable Instagram video. The news follows multiple pregnancy losses and the couple undergoing IVF before conceiving their second child.
“Dancing with the Stars” pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd announced they are expecting a baby boy, their second child together, with the help of their 6-year-old son, Shai.
“Dancing with the Stars” pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are expecting their second child, and they have finally revealed the baby’s gender. In a heartwarming Instagram video, their six-year-old son Shai could be seen opening an envelope that contained the baby’s gender. With a big smile on his face, he held out the paper, exclaiming, “It’s a boy!”
The expectant parents danced joyfully in the background, and Murgatroyd wrote in the caption, “The Chmerkovskiy’s 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.” She also revealed that the incoming boy likes to kick her in the ribs at all hours of the night, but she and her husband are just grateful that he is healthy.
This happy news comes after a difficult journey towards conception for the couple. Before this pregnancy, they had been open about their desire to give Shai a sibling but had struggled to conceive. In June of 2022, Murgatroyd revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage in a Whole Foods bathroom in 2020. She told People, “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.”
However, after undergoing IVF treatment, Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd announced their second pregnancy in January. Murgatroyd shared that it was a shock to them and that the news brought extraordinary bliss to their family. With the imminent arrival of their healthy baby boy, the couple is looking forward to adding another member to their household of soon-to-be four boys. Murgatroyd even hinted in her caption that they might try for a third child to add a girl to the mix.
Maksim and Peta’s fans and fellow dancing pros congratulated them in the comments, expressing their excitement and joy at the couple’s happy news. Clearly, the Chmerkovskiy-Murgatroyd household is eagerly anticipating the arrival of their bundle of joy.