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Dancing with the Stars pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy may be expanding their dance team in the very near future! Multiple sources have shared the engaged dancers are pregnant with their first child. Congratulations to this cute, to-be-wed duo!
Murgatroyd, 29, and Chmerkovskiy, 36, recently got engaged — and now are adding a baby to the mix, Us Weekly reports. This doesn't come as much of a surprise, as the two had been discussing having children in the near future. "I would like to start [having kids pretty soon. A little boy, and then a little girl," Murgatroyd said right after their whirlwind engagement.
The road to married life (and now parenthood) wasn't always an easy one. Murgatroyd's first thoughts on her fiancé were less-than-stellar at first. "I thought he was arrogant. I learned to like him because I found out he wasn't that arrogant. He was really generous to the entire cast, and our friendship grew and grew," she admitted. The dancing duo worked together as friends for a long time — including when Chmerkovskiy was engaged to DWTS pro Karina Smirnoff and Murgaroyd was dating DWTS castmate Damien Whitewood.
But her hubby-to-be doesn't agree with her first impression sentiments, retorting, "Okay, that's a defense mechanism. I think she was in love with me at first sight and just doesn't want to admit it." And it seems Murgatroyd's change of heart was the real deal, because she has been totally smitten ever since — even when Chmerovskiy tried to break things off after less than a year of dating! "My heart was broken. But when we were driving to the airport after the breakup talk, he literally asked me why I was taking all my bags and clothes back. I was like, 'We just broke up. Why would I leave anything behind?' That's when I knew it wasn't really over for forever."
Luckily for the two, who met when they were cast in the Broadway production Burn the Floor, the breakup lasted less than three months, and the stars aligned (no pun intended). In December, while on the dance floor during DWTS (because, where else?), Chmerovskiy proposed with a gorgeous engagement ring in front of their fellow costars and the shocked viewers around the world on live television. The life-changing moment was caught on tape — something that every bride dreams to have happen, that's for sure.
"I wanted it to be kind of like a surprise for everybody," the professional dancer shared. "Everybody had an amazing moment that was very unforgettable and things like this need to be unforgettable. It needs to be special." Swoon. The couple is planning on tying the knot in a big celebration in Los Angeles, with a date and details TBD.
Since their perfect proposal moment, Chmerovskiy has been sharing adorable Instagram snaps of his leading lady, captioned, "She's perfect...I'm a '+1,'" "#wcw everyday @petamurgatroyd, and "fiancé.'" With the adoration these two have for each other, we're sure their little baby will be very loved (let alone having killer moves on the dance floor, of course)!