Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd have an adorable gender reveal
Last Modified: May 1, 2023
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd had an adorable gender reveal for their second child together – with the help of their son Shai, 6.
The Dancing with the Stars pros are having a baby boy!
In an Instagram video, Chmerkovskiy, 43, and Murgatroyd, 36, sync danced while their son Shai walked in to open a paper fold that had the words “BOY” written on it.
“It’s a……boy. 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. He is already measuring quite large and loves to kick mummy in the ribs at all hours of the night!”
The new mom to be continued, “Honestly though, when we heard he was fully healthy we both shrieked with joy. There is nothing quite like getting that phone call, with the nurses *pause* (ugh it’s awful) before telling you they’re all good results !!”
“We will have a house FULL of boys, including our little Hachi! I guess this means we have to try for baby number 3 to get that girl,” she concluded.
The couple announced they were pregnant with their second child in January, having undergone multiple miscarriages and IVF treatment.
Murgatroyd had shared at the time, “It was a shock to all of us and we found out right before I was going in for my second round of IVF. This news has brought extraordinary bliss to our family and we have so much to be grateful for.”
The dancer had been vocal about their intentions to give Shai a sibling and their struggle to conceive. She revealed in June 2022 that she suffered her first miscarriage in 2020 at a Whole Foods bathroom.
She told People at the time, “I was sitting in the bathroom sobbing. 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.”