‘DWTS’ Peta Murgatroyd Having Difficult Pregnancy, Husband Says

Maks Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, and their sons Shai and Rio from Instagram

Dancing With The Stars fans felt simultaneously shocked and delighted when Peta Murgatroyd announced her third pregnancy. She and her husband Maks Chmerkovskiy had struggled with infertility for years after having their first son, Shai. In June 2023, Peta gave birth to their second son, Rio. And just a few months later, she publicly announced she was expecting again.

Peta is expected to give birth to the new baby very soon. But just ahead of the birth, Maks revealed that his wife is having a rather difficult pregnancy.

Peta Murgatroyd Is Facing New Challenges This Time

Although Peta Murgatroyd isn’t a stranger to pregnancy at this point, this one has been different. She can’t wait to have three sons in the home, but Maks says she’s absolutely ready to give birth now.

Peta Murgatroyd and her two sons, Shai and Rio, from Instagram
Peta Murgatroyd/Instagram

“Peta’s having a tough time right now. She’s [nearing the] finish line already, and [her belly is] very heavy for her body and for her frame. You know, this kid is a big one,” Maks recently told The Sun.

“Shai was a certain weight and height. Our second baby, Rio, is bigger by all sorts of standard measurements and all that. This kid, this third one, is supposed to be the biggest. I feel bad for Peta,” he added.

The couple hasn’t publicly shared Peta’s due date. However, they previously stated it was just a short time after Rio’s first birthday. On June 6, Peta posted photos from Rio’s first birthday party. In a nutshell, the baby could come at any time.


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The Couple Is Ready To Be A Family Of Five

Although having three young sons is going to be a challenge, Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy feel up to it.

“To be honest with you, we had an incredible time with Shai, our firstborn, and we got, again, stuck in a pandemic with a 3-year-old… putting a lot of time into just that one person,” Maks continued in the interview. “So our relationship with Shai as a mom, dad and son is very, very tight because it was built on all attention to this one.”

The So You Think You Can Dance judge added he wants to create that same kind of bond with his youngest sons, Rio and the new baby. He knows his attention will be divided, but he sincerely wants to try.

“I want to find the same way of establishing these connections and relationships with a tribe of people in the house. We’ll figure it out. They’re a lot of fun,” he shared.

What do you think Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd plan to name the new baby? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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