Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd Baby
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and fiance Peta Murgatroyd surprised fans when they announced a few weeks ago on Good Morning America
that they were returning to Dancing With the Stars
after becoming brand new parents. When the couple's baby was born, this official statement was released by a representative to Us Weekly
: We can confirm that Peta and Maks have had their baby boy, Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy, born on Wednesday, January 4th at 5:34 a.m. Per the couple, 'This is, without a doubt, the best thing that has ever happened to us!'
On Good Morning America
, Chmerkovskiy was asked if his DWTS
pro brother Val was helping babysit or tend to little Shai. Chmerkovskiy joked that his brother absolutely was not helping out and that Val would probably use the baby to get girls. At the same time, Val has been very supportive and showed excitement about being a new uncle via social media. Host Tom Bergeron chatted about Maks and Peta on The View
and said he'll probably do some babysitting backstage. Bergeron also joked about it on Twitter. In 2015, the couple became engaged and, at that time, Murgatroyd actually told People
that: [I would] like to start [having kids] pretty soon. A little boy, and then a little girl. Maks always want to take care of everybody, which, to me, was the biggest sign that he’ll be an amazing father and take care of me the rest of my life.
Get more details on the couple's relationship, the new season of Dancing With the Stars
and the couple's little bundle of joy. (Instagram)