Congratulations to Dancing With the Stars pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who welcomed their first child on January 4. The couple had a baby boy, born at 5:34 a.m. in New York City.
The Dancing stars named their new addition Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy. Shai is of Hebrew origin, meaning “gift.”
Maksim took to Twitter and Instagram to share a little pre-birth fun, posting a video of them on their way to the hospital first, before sharing a pic of Peta applying makeup while waiting on their little one. He captioned the photo: “But first…a little make up.”
Maksim proposed to Peta in December 2015 and the couple announced she was pregnant in June 2016. Along the way, the couple have shared baby bump pics and some of her pregnancy journey.
Maks even posted about birth class, writing: “[Lamaze] class went….interesting. @petamurgatroyd was the worst student in class, but I don’t blame her cause it was a million hours long and we’ve been shown waaaaaaaay too much stuff!”
We’re hoping to see a pic of Shai on social media soon!
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