DWTS Alum Welcomes a Baby Boy

Getty A newborn baby

Congratulations are in order for “Dancing With the Stars” season 22 alum Von Miller, a linebacker for the Denver Broncos. He became a first-time father in August 2021 when his ex, Megan Denise, gave birth to their son, Valor.

Here’s what you need to know:

Miller Said He Was ‘Blown Away’ by the Birth

Valor was born on August 16 and the new parents kept it under wraps for a few days, enjoying their time with their new baby. But in an August 19 interview, Miller told CBSN Denver that he was absolutely “blown away” by the labor and delivery process.

“It was a great, great labor, great delivery. I was super impressed by Meg, you know the job she did,” Miller said, adding, “I always knew how hard it was to have a kid, but when you sit there and witness it and see all the things that go into it, like, I was just blown away. I was super impressed by, you know, how strong she was, and how she was just able to just push through all of that stuff.”

He also cracked, “I’m scared of needles! You’re having a baby, there’s all types of needles, all types of stuff going on, and she did a great job.”

Miller also said that when the doctors “put him on her chest, he, like, lifted his head up, and I thought, ‘Yeah. Yeah.’

“You know when people have kids, they’re always like, ‘That’s special. That’s special.’ But I really thought, like, ‘That’s different, right there,’ because he was still blue and he was trying to lift his head up.”

Miller added that the whole experience was “great” — “to see his face, see him smiling and opening his eyes, all that stuff.”

Miller took two days off from training camp and practice to be there for his son’s birth, CBSN Denver reported.

Not long before his son’s birth, Miller let fans know they wouldn’t be hearing from him for a while as he got back into the swing of things for the upcoming NFL season, writing on Instagram on July 22 that he was focused on making this a great season.

“Taking a ‘Training Camp’ break from all social media platforms to focus on getting a great start to this season,” wrote Miller. “Also I want to focus on my religion, teammates, family, fans, and my mental health. I need all of those things to be the best ‘Von Miller’ I can be! Here’s to a DPOY, CPOY, and Super Bowl Season!!!!! See y’all at the start of the season!”

He posted on Instagram only six times between late July and the end of August, with none of the posts mentioning his new baby.

Miller’s Is the Latest in a String of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Babies

Von & Witney's Contemporary – Dancing with the StarsVon Miller and Witney Carson dance the Contemporary to "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins on Dancing with the Stars' Season 22 Memorable Year Night! Subscribe: goo.gl/T7bg3N Watch Dancing with the Stars Mondays at 8|7c on ABC!2016-04-05T02:33:19Z

Miller competed alongside professional dancer Witney Carson on season 22 of “Dancing With the Stars,” finishing in 7th/8th place during a double elimination week.

His is the latest in a string of “Dancing With the Stars” babies. Former NFL player Jason Taylor, who was a finalist on season 6, and his wife welcomed a baby boy on July 30.

Season 8 champ Shawn Johnson welcomed her second baby on July 19. First children were born to season 17 contestant Brant Daugherty on March 24, season 21 champ Bindi Irwin on March 25 and season 19 contestant Sadie Robertson on May 11. Season 21 runner-up Nick Carter became a new parent for the third time on April 21, and season 17 contestant Christian Milian marked the same milestone just two days later on April 23. Also, professional dancers Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold each became first-time moms in the past year.

“Dancing With the Stars” season 30 premieres Monday, September 20, 2021, at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times on ABC. The first two cast members have already been revealed, with the remaining cast coming on “Good Morning America” on September 8.

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