Maks Chmerkovskiy may be an accomplished, award-winning dancer, but he has other projects on his plate these days. Maks and his family immigrated from Ukraine to the United States in the 90s, but Maks’ native country always remained close to his heart.
That’s why he’s doing everything in his power to help the Ukrainians right now. He even returned to Eastern Europe to launch a relief campaign.
But now, he’s back in Los Angeles again to see his family. His five-year-old son, Shai, was more than delighted to see his father return home. Keep reading to learn more about the joyful reunion.
Maks Chmerkovskiy has a happy reunion with his little boy
Maks Chmerkovskiy was actually in Ukraine filming a project when the Russian invasion happened. It took him several days to escape, but he made it home safe and sound. However, he felt a lot of guilt upon his return. That’s why he decided to help with Ukrainian relief efforts and go to Poland.
During his escape, he updated fans, friends, and family on his Instagram channel. But now, his wife Peta Murgatroyd had a happy post of her own to share — Maks Chmerkovskiy is home again in L.A. It may be temporary, but his family is really happy to have him back.
“Thank god Papa is home…now my back can heal 🤣🙏🏻@maksimc #MumIsTakingABreak,” the DWTS alum captioned her video. In the clip, you can see Maks playing with their son Shai. Throughout the video, he lifts the little boy onto his shoulders and bounces him around. It’s clear that the father and son duo are happy to be together again.
Maks Chmerkovskiy might return to Poland to lend a hand again. But for now, the family can sleep peacefully knowing everyone is safe and sound.
The Ukrainian dancer wants to use his platform for good
Maks Chmerkovskiy knows he can use his platform to influence others and raise awareness about the war. And that’s exactly what he intends to do.
“My father and my brother, together with a lot of people that we work with all the time, that we’re just friends with, and with the help of whom, we’ve started our organization, Baranova 27,” the 42-year-old dancer shared on social media. “For those of who’ve been following, Baranova 27 is the address where my father, myself and Val were born, in Odesa in Ukraine. So, that’s where, sort of our roots are at. And we’ve been working diligently on making Baranova 27 something that, as big as it took off, that it can continue that way.”
Be sure to follow Maks online to see how you can help the Ukrainian relief efforts. In the meantime, follow us online for more on the dancer, his family, and more Dancing With The Stars news.
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