Peta Murgatroyd is pregnant and we are SO excited for her and her fiancé, Maksim Chmerkovskiy! And impressively enough, the ‘DWTS’ winner managed to hide her pregnancy while filming the show — even while experiencing intense morning sickness!
Peta Murgatroyd, 29, and her husband-to-be, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 36, are about to be parents — and they are totally over the moon! But, as Peta revealed in a recent interview, her pregnancy hasn’t been ALL sunshine and rainbows. In fact, the Dancing with the Stars pro was apparently suffering from pretty severe morning sickness WHILE competing and training on the show — yikes!
Peta and Maksim, who are both DWTS vets and got engaged back in December, learned they were expecting only a few weeks into season 22 of Dancing with the Stars! But that didn’t stop Peta from competing her heart out, training her butt off, and eventually winning the entire competition alongside model Nyle DiMarco, 27.
“I was so sick,” Peta revealed to People mag of her first months of pregnancy while filming the show. But honestly, she could have fooled us! We can only imagine though how tough that must have been — to be dancing nearly every day while feeling incredibly nauseous. But hey, the show must go on!
And thankfully, the professional dancer is feeling MUCH better now that she’s entered her second trimester. “I’m looking forward to nurturing something and just having the baby be the center of our world,” Peta gushed to the publication. “I’m looking forward to putting all our energy into this beautiful soul.” Aw!
And while the couple admitted that they weren’t planning on starting a family until after their 2017 summer wedding, things have actually worked out quite well! “The timing is perfect, actually,” Peta divulged. “I’ll have the baby in January and then I’ll still have about six months to prepare for the wedding.” Sounds perfect to us!
“The baby will make a wonderful addition to the wedding party,” Maksim added. “A wonderful, tiny addition.” And we could NOT agree more!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you surprised that Peta was able to hold herself together so well while competing with morning sickness?