DWTS Duo Has Baby After Multiple Heartbreaks!

“Dancing With the Stars” professionals Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have welcomed their second child into the world. The couple, who have been married for over five years, announced the arrival of their newborn on Sunday, June 18. Murgatroyd, 36, took to social media earlier in the day, sharing that she was heading to the hospital, and a few hours later, Chmerkovskiy, 43, posted an Instagram photo of himself cradling their baby, captioning it, “Happy Father’s Day to me! #MadeInPeta.”

The news of Murgatroyd’s pregnancy first broke in January 2022 when she revealed that she and Chmerkovskiy were expecting their second child. In her Instagram post, she expressed her joy after a difficult journey that included three miscarriages and a failed embryo transfer. The couple was shocked to discover that Murgatroyd became pregnant naturally just before they were about to begin their second round of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Murgatroyd has been open about her struggles with fertility, and she thanked her followers for their support throughout her journey. She acknowledged that sharing her experiences helped her find solace and hoped that it would provide comfort to others going through similar situations. The professional dancer also expressed gratitude for the happiness this pregnancy brought to their family, with their baby expected to arrive in June 2023.

Despite the challenges they faced, Murgatroyd highlighted how their fertility struggles and IVF journey brought her and Chmerkovskiy closer together. In an interview with Us Weekly, she described the experience as traumatizing but emphasized that they navigated it as a team. Making important decisions and moving forward together as a family unit became crucial, and it strengthened their bond.

Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy’s relationship began in 2009 when they met while working on Broadway’s “Burn the Floor.” Although they initially dated in 2012, they briefly split in 2013. However, they reunited and announced their engagement in December of that year. In January 2017, they welcomed their first child, a son named Shai, and tied the knot six months later.

Fans of “Dancing With the Stars” and the couple have eagerly awaited news of Murgatroyd’s pregnancy, and the arrival of their second child has brought joy to many. With their growing family, Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy are undoubtedly embracing the role of devoted parents once again, cherishing the blessings in their lives and celebrating this milestone together.


US Magazine


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