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Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy Are Expecting Baby No. 3

The Dancing with the Stars favorites discovered they had another little one on the way just four months after welcoming their son Rio.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Associate Editor
Published February 6, 2024
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There’s another baby dancing into the hearts of Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy.

The professional dancers and Dancing with the Stars alumni shared the news that they were expecting on February 6. “We Are Having A Baby! Yes we know…we just had a baby… haha! This was very unexpected at (4 months postpartum with Rio) but we are sooooo happy and so ready to be a family of 5 soon,” Murgatroyd shared on Instagram.

In the video accompanying the post, Murgatroyd showed how she told her husband the big news. “Surprising @maksimc on this FaceTime with my two friends secretly filming from different angles made it all the more hilarious,” the Australian-American dancer shared. “It took one hour for me to get the courage to call him and when he wasn’t catching on we all couldn’t stop laughing in the kitchen. I had the “I’m so sick story” the pickle and 2 bottles HAHA! Oh Maks.”

After all the not-so-subtle hints, from mixing up two bottles to suggesting a new place with an extra bedroom, Murgatroyd eventually pulled out three positive pregnancy tests to show an elated Chmerkovisky. “Babe, stop, no way, babe, you’re pregnant,” the new father of three said while tearing up. “Wow babe, I’m so, I’m very happy.”

While Murgatroyd’s back-to-back pregnancies may have been unexpected, the duo were thrilled after a not-so-simple journey to growing their family. “After everything we’ve been through with miscarriages and IVF, we’re beyond blessed and know we are uber lucky for this miracle to happen to us,” the added.

Fellow stars and celebrities sent their congratulations to the couple. “BEST yet hardest secret to keep!!! Cannot wait for another BABY!” wrote Jenna Johnson Chmerkovisky. “OMG WHAT!!! This is incredible!” added Amanda Kloots. Dancing with the Stars family members from Cheryl Burke to Lele Pons and Keo Motsepe also sent their congratulations.

Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy met in 2009 on Broadway and began dating in 2012 after crossing paths on Dancing with The Stars. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Shai, ahead of their wedding in 2017 and then welcomed their first son Rio in June 2023.

Our congrats to Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy on their growing family!

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