Peta Murgatroyd Baby Born, Welcomes Boy With Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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Peta Murgatroyd Maksim Chmerkovskiy Baby Born

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Peta Murgatroyd Maksim Chmerkovskiy Baby Born

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Peta Murgatroyd and Maskim Chmerkovskiy are officially parents! The dancer gave birth to a baby boy named Shai Aleksander on Wednesday.

Monday, January 2, was actually Murgatroyd’s due date, and in the morning, Chmerkovskiy posted an Instagram video of their car ride to the hospital. That was followed later by a photo of the mom-to-be putting on mascara as she lay in a hospital bed. “But first…a little make up,” the dad-to-be wrote as the amusing snapshot’s caption.

But the day passed with no announcement. And then on Tuesday afternoon, Chmerkovskiy’s brother Val posted a message to fans on Instagram, revealing he would not be at that night’s “Dancing with the Stars” tour stop because he was “about to be an uncle.” He even revealed Murgatroyd was due to deliver at any moment, but it apparently took until Wednesday morning for the little guy to make his highly-anticipated arrival.

It was revealed in May that the couple was expecting, after “Dancing with the Stars” co-host Erin Andrews leaked the news. Chmerkovskiy eventually confirmed that he and Murgatroyd did indeed have a bundle of joy on the way by posting a picture of their first sonogram photo on Instagram. Murgatroyd also shared a sweet image of her fiancé planting a kiss on her growing baby bump.

Not long after the couple announced they were expecting their first child, Gossip Cop busted the repeatedly discredited RadarOnline for falsely alleging the couple was in a “love triangle” with Chmerkovskiy’s “Dancing With The Stars” partner, Amber Rose. Of course, that ridiculous tale wasn’t true, and the trio mocked it on social media. Rose, who is now dating Chmerkovskiy’s brother Val, even attended Murgatroyd’s baby shower in December.

Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy, who first met in 2009 when they were both cast in the Broadway production of Burn The Floor, dated on and off throughout 2012 and 2013, and permanently rekindled their romance in 2015. That year, Chmerkovskiy famously proposed to Murgatroyd during a performance of their stage show “Sway.”

Gossip Cop would now like to congratulate the couple on officially starting their family. We wish the new parents many years of health, happiness and love with Shai Aleksander!

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Peta Murgatroyd gave birth on Wednesday to her first child with Maskim Chmerkovskiy, a boy named Shai Aleksander.

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