‘Dancing with the Stars’ Pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Welcome Baby Boy


Baby Chmerkovskiy is finally here! After going to the hospital on January 2 and Val Chmerkovskiy canceling his next Dancing with the Stars tour appearance to meet his nephew, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd have welcomed their first son together. Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy was born on January 4, 2017 at 5:34 am.

DWTS pro and new dad Maks made the announcement on his Twitter account. The tweet, embedded below, is very simple. Maks only gives the name of his son and his birth date and time.

Shai’s uncle, Val, was a bit more eloquent in his social media announcement of the baby’s birth. Hours after announcing he would be canceling his appearance at the Dancing with the Stars tour to go to the hospital, Val wrote “and just like that there’s a new purpose in all our lives. what a blessing.”

Peta followed up with an identical tweet to her fiance’s, listing her son’s name and birth date and time.

There have been no more updates on the baby’s weight, health or the status of mother Peta after giving birth. We have to assume that no news is good news in this case and everyone is happy, healthy and overjoyed that the pregnancy was a success.

So what do you think of Baby Chmerkovskiy’s name? Are you excited to see pictures? Do you think the couple will reveal pictures of the baby? Should they?


Dancing with the Stars will return for season 24 in 2017 on ABC.
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