Peta Murgatroyd & Maksim Chmerkovskiy are going to be parents next month and they could not be more excited about welcoming a baby into their lives! But were they this pumped right from the start? After all, Peta’s admitted her pregnancy came as a total shock! Listen to her tell HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY how her fiancé responded when she dropped the bombshell news.
Peta Murgatroyd, 30, discovered she was pregnant during season 22 of Dancing With the Stars. But being a pro dancer on the show, who actually went on to win the entire season, Peta had to try extra hard to keep her pregnancy a secret. But the one person she didn’t hide it from his her fiancé and fellow DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 36!
Joining us for our podcast in New York City, Peta dished on how Maksim reacted when she broke the news to him that she’s expecting, and honestly his reaction was a bit surprising — but nonetheless sweet! “He was actually in a golf tournament with Tony [Dovolani] from the show,” Peta told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “I phoned him in the morning, at like 8 a.m., and I had rehearsal at 9 a.m. so I had to get everything together.”
On the phone, Peta asked her beau if he wanted to know something “secret” and “really cool.” Obviously he said yes, and that’s when the blonde beauty revealed that she was officially pregnant. But because she had had a pregnancy scare before, he apparently “wasn’t phased by it.” “He was like, ‘Stop, you’re kidding me,'” Peta said of Maksim’s initial reaction. “Then he caught on that I was really serious and I started crying on the phone. He was like, ‘Oh my God.'”
But unfortunately, Maksim was in a car full of men at the time and he couldn’t give anything away. “He had to act all cool and not be too emotional jumping up and down like crazy,” Peta explained. “He said he was going to keep it a secret.” But when Maksim told her he’d call her back, the professional dancer said that’s when she got annoyed. “I was like, ‘WHAT? How dare you!'” But when they spoke again on the phone, once he was safely out of the vehicle, everything was all good.
“He’s been wanting kids since he was like 23,” Peta revealed. “He’s always wanted to be a dad.” Aw! Peta and Maksim were already engaged at the time, as he proposed in December and they found out about their soon-to-be-born baby in April. The two are expecting their baby boy in the beginning of January!
“I’m sure he will have a little bit of rhythm,” Peta proudly told us. “I kid you not, on the way to this interview he was kicking my rib cage like no other — he doesn’t kick and retract, he keeps [the kick] and extends his point… In our last ultrasound they told us that he has very long legs.” Looks like Peta is already one proud mama!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — do you love how Maksim took the news about becoming a father? Are you excited for him and Peta?