It’s a boy! DTWTS Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd welcome first child

It’s a boy! DTWTS Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd welcome first child

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his fiancée Peta Murgatroyd welcomed their first child on Wednesday, January 4.

Maks Chmerkovskiy and his fiancée Peta Murgatroyd welcomed their first child on Wednesday, January 4.

The Dancing with the Stars dancers named their new son Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy. The proud father announced on Twitter that his tiny dancer was born in New York City at 5:34 a.m.

“This is, without a doubt, the best thing that has ever happened to us!” the couple said in a statement.

The new parents shared many moments throughout the pregnancy, including a video of what seemed to be the couple driving to the hospital before Peta gave birth.

A video posted by @maksimc on

The soon-to-be daddy posted this fun photo of Murgatroyd’s hospital beauty ritual.

Chmerkovskiy proposed, not surprisingly, on a dance floor in December 2015 and announced the following June that they were expecting. Chmerkovskiy shared an Instagram video after the couple’s first Lamaze class.

The pro dancers plan to exchange vows in New York this July.

“We deliberately have it in July so it doesn’t conflict with any of the seasons, so we can bring our past partners and our troupe of dancers and stuff like that,” Murgatroyd told E! News.She later told People the timing is perfect, between giving birth and the wedding.

“I’ll have the baby in January and then I’ll still have about six months to prepare for the wedding,” she said.

Not to mention they will have their adorable son waiting for them at the altar!

“The baby will make a wonderful addition to the wedding party,” Chmerkovskiy said. “A wonderful, tiny addition.


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