Is Peta Murgatroyd pregnant? According to People, multiple sources say that the 29-year-old professional dancer is pregnant with her first child with fiancé and fellow dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
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Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, both professional ballroom dancers, met in 2009 during the Broadway production Burn the Floor. According to Peta, it “wasn’t love at first sight,” as she thought Maks was arrogant, as reported by The Daily Mail. However, as Peta soon found out when she got to get to know him better, Maks was far from arrogant.
“He was really generous to the entire cast and our friendship grew and grew. He sponsored me for my first visa: I came to him as a friend and said, ‘What do I do?’ I didn’t expect he would go that far for me.”
Peta Murgatroyd was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia. Maks, on the other hand, was born in Ukraine. The two eventually landed on Dancing with the Stars, and their romantic relationship started there.
“The crazy, insane chemistry between us was electric. We came together like magnets. That’s how I felt anyway. We couldn’t deny it any more and finally did something about it. He took me on a couple of dates.”
However, the relationship was not smooth sailing. After less than a year together in 2013, the two broke up. Maks shared that he regretted the breakup and said that his “whole family shunned” him for breaking up with Peta. Peta Murgatroyd and Maks got back together in October 2014. Regarding their split, Peta told Us Magazine that they “just took a little detour.”
“When we dated in 2012, we used to talk about it all the time. It was just something that, I don’t know, it was just like it was going to happen. We just took a little detour for a year.”
In December 2015, Maks proposed to Peta on the dance floor, as reported by People. Maks said, “I’m not a man of words. But I’ll take this moment to be speechless, and I’ll just say that I’m in love with you. And I want to be in love with you for the rest of my life. And if you’ll have me, then I want you to be a part of mine.”
Although Peta and Maks have not set a date for their wedding, it seems that they are both on the same page when it comes to their desire to have a family of their own. In an interview soon after their engagement, Peta said that she is in no hurry to walk down the aisle, but she said that she wants to have kids “pretty soon.”
Despite being on the same page about having children, they don’t quite agree on one thing. Peta Murgatroyd said that she wants to have a boy first and then a girl. Maks, however, wants to have a girl first before having a boy.
“I think an older girl would be more responsible. I was an exceptional older brother, but I think that was just a one-in-a-billion-thing.”
Peta said that Maks is one in a billion, and she thinks that he will be “an amazing father” and partner who will be taking care of her for the rest of her life.
If the sources from People are to be believed, then Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will most likely have a baby first before they get married.
As of writing, neither Peta nor Maks has made an official announcement that they’re expecting a bundle of joy.
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