Maksim Chmerkovskiy Break-In: Intruder At Home With Peta Murgatroyd

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Break In

By Shari Weiss

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Break In

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There was an attempted break-in at Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd’s home on Monday, according to his “Dancing with the Stars” partner, Heather Morris. Gossip Cop has reached out for more information.

As Gossip Cop reported, Chmerkovskiy and Morris were eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday night, a shocking outcome for a number of reasons. Just prior to the results, Morris earned the first perfect score of season 24, and the routine also marked Chmerkovskiy’s big comeback after being sidelined due to an injury. Morris was also considered a favorite to win the Mirror Ball trophy.

Following their stunning ouster, Chmerkovskiy and Morris were expected to hop on a plane and fly to New York for a live, in-studio appearance on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday morning. But that did not happen. Instead, Morris did her “GMA” elimination interview solo and via satellite from the “DWTS” ballroom in Los Angeles. At the start of the chat, Lara Spencer pointed out the obvious: Chmerkovskiy was not by her side.

“We understand he had a personal emergency,” the anchor said. Morris explained, “They had some sort of run-in with, you know, some man near their house, trying to break in. But the police were there; they took care of it. They’re safe and Peta’s okay. That’s the most important thing. We’re making sure that she’s calm.”

As Gossip Cop has reported, Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy welcomed a baby boy named Shai in January. While her fiancé is now out of the ABC ballroom competition, Murgatroyd is still dancing with Nick Viall. Gossip Cop will update with more information about the home incident when available.

UPDATE: According to TMZ, a man called police claiming he is the owner of Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd’s rented home, and there were burglars inside. Cops arrived to find the man outside and the couple inside. He had no proof of ownership while the stars had proof that they are legally renting the property. The site says the unnamed man has made this complaint before, and will be arrested for trespassing if he tries again.

Reps for Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd have not responded to a request for comment, but he told People, “Early this morning, there was a trespasser who attempted to break into our home. The LAPD responded and my family and I are all okay.” The magazine, too, reports that the man in question claimed he owned the property, and cites a police source as saying it was a “business dispute” that should be settled in court and no crime was committed. Chmerkovskiy later confirmed the man is allegedly a former owner of the residence. He also said he was not planning to fly to New York for “GMA” regardless of the incident.

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