He’s here! Professional dancers Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy became parents at precisely 5:34 am on Wednesday morning. The happy pair made the announcement on Twitter.
A few weeks ago, the couple held a baby shower in Brooklyn, New York. It was an affair to remember, with beautiful floral arrangements and delicious designer cakes.
Peta even wished she could have a baby shower every weekend!
Uncle Val Chmerkovskiy is just as excited for the arrival of Baby Chmerkovskiy. He was scheduled to appear at a Dancing With The Stars: Live! performance in Virginia on January 3, but cancelled it because Peta had gone into labor.
Though he was sad he had to let his fans down, he explained, “Family means the most to me so I’m with them now.”
He also tweeted, “And just like that there’s a new purpose in all our lives. What a blessing.”
Proud new parents Peta and Maksim chose not to embellish their announcement with any special message. Instead, they only tweeted out their son’s name and birthdate.
Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy has a nice ring to it!
Prior to the delivery, Maks posted a picture of his fiancée putting on a little makeup. Hopefully that means she planned on taking a lot of pictures and will share them soon!
Maks and Peta first dated for nearly a year back in 2012 and 2013. Then they took a brief break before reuniting. They got engaged in December 2015 and then announced their pregnancy the following May.
After the birth of Shai, the couple told Us Weekly, "This is, without a doubt, the best thing that has ever happened to us!"