Baby Bliss! Choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy's Fiancee Peta Murgatroyd Gives Birth to a Baby Boy!

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Baby Bliss! Choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy's Fiancee Peta Murgatroyd Gives Birth to a Baby Boy!

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1980-01-17
  • Age 41 Years 4 Month(s)
  • Nationality American, Ukrainian
  • Profession Ballroom Dancer, Choreographer
  • Birth Name Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy
  • Zodiac Sign Capricorn
  • Religion Christianity
  • Ethnicity/Race Ashkenazi Jewish, Ukrainian
  • Father Aleksandr Chmerkovskiy
  • Mother Larisa Chmerkovskaya
  • Brother/s Valentin Chmerkovskiy
  • Son/s Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Wife/Spouse Peta Murgatroyd (m. 2017)
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Wedding Date July 8, 2017
  • Ex-Girlfriend Karina Smirnoff (2008-2009), Jennifer Lopez (2014)
  • Gay No
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Net Worth $8 Million (Estimated)
  • Career 1984-present
  • Height/ How Tall? 6'2" (1.88 m)
  • Weight 87 kg (192 lbs)
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color Dark Brown
  • Eye Color Black

While the world is still rejoicing the beginning of the year 2017, Choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy got blessed with a baby boy as a New Year gift. On 4th January 2017, the Dancing star pair Peta Murgatroyd and fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy welcomed their first child, Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy at 5:34 am on Wednesday in New York City. 

Pete shared the joyful news with her fan followings through her Twitter account.

 While adding happiness in the life of the new parents, the lovable fan followers of Pete congratulated and showered blessings through Twitter.

 But, before undergoing the intense procedure of delivery, the to-be mother shared the picture of her getting ready and flaunting her makeup skills through social media.


But first...a little make up ????

A photo posted by @maksimc on

Right before the delivery, Pete had a perfect baby shower on 18th December 2016 with his close friends and family. Pete shared a picture of her baby shower expressing her desire to have a baby shower every week.

Simultaneously, she flaunted her baby bumps with her man on Instagram, while thanking all her friends and family for such an amazing experience.


We want to say a huge thank you to @nicolevolynets for the baby shower for the ages!!! This was my first experience and I had an amazing time! There's nothing you can't do and @petamurgatroyd and I are truly grateful... ???????? Love our eclectic fam and can't wait for #babyChmerkovskiy to be influenced by everyone in it! #RoomFullOfOGs ???????? Thank you to everyone who came. The love in the room was apparent and all the babies made us feel at ease about bringing a kid into this crazy world. If our children are half as close as we have been through the years, they will have a large family of loyal friends to fall back on! That's what it's all about after all.... Don't like the world you live in??? Do better! And it starts with how you raise your children ???????? This is an incredible adventure and I can't say it enough how lucky I am to have a partner like @petamurgatroyd to experience it with! I love you for always ??????? We want to also thank everyone that helped put this milestone of ours together !! Especially @mccarrenbk for hosting us!!!! @starbrightnyc @couturecreationss @shakeandsharemedia @goodiebox_bakeshop #BestInTheBiz #babychmerkovskiy

A photo posted by @maksimc on

With the ongoing dancing competition” Dancing With the Star” Pete was unwilling to share the news of her pregnancy, but could not hold much longer due to Maksim's frequent nausea and tiredness during rehearsal.  Finally, on the second trimester, the couple shared the picture where Pete was seen flaunting her baby bumps.

Caption: Proud parents excited about the arrival of their baby (2016). 


Maksim expressed her excitement on the advent of the baby when she said,

“I’m looking forward to nurturing something and just having the baby be the center of our world. I’m looking forward to putting all our energy into this beautiful soul.”

Similarly, the father's thrill can be speculated from his statement,

"I'm the luckiest guy in the world. We're almost 'three' and I couldn't be more excited about our life together! I'm in love with you Peta Murgatroyd and I can't wait."

The couple got engaged in the month of December 2015, where Maksim popped the question of marriage before the large audience in Miami right after the event. The duo was on the verge of starting of the family after their summer wedding 2017 but had no plans of having a baby till then. But with the addition of a child in their plans, they are looking forward to having a picture perfect wedding after six months of their baby’s arrival.


@maksimc and @petamurgatroyd #engaged #miami #swayshow #sway #artbasel @sunsentinel @miamiherald @miamiheraldent @entertainmentweekly

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