Maks Chmerkovskiy Kids — ‘DWTS’ Pro Talks Rainbow Baby (EXCLUSIVE)

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He has since made his debut as a professional dancer on ABC’s Dancing with the stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy has maintained his reputation as an unproblematic king. Though he left the TV show in 2018, he has not stepped out of the spotlight.

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Recently, the TV star has taken on the mantle of a social justice fighter and is campaigning for his home country of Ukraine. Behind the scenes, however, Maks and his wife Peta Murgatroyd have been quietly fighting a battle of their own.

In an exclusive interview with To distractMaks became candid about fatherhood and the struggles he and his wife faced as their family grew.

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Former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ pro welcomes baby number two with Peta Murgatroyd: ‘It’s been a long time coming.’

Like 1 in 5 healthy women ages 15 to 49 in the US (according to the CDC), Peta’s battle with infertility has been devastating. After suffering several miscarriages and numerous IVF treatments, the couple announced on Jan. 13 that they are expecting their rainbow baby.

“[It’s been a] long coming,” Maks shared To distract exclusively.

Because of Peta’s medical history, the couple is celebrating her pregnancy differently this time. “It’s a much more mature mature process. We are at the moment of, let’s celebrate quietly together, let’s make sure this happens first,” he said.

“We did that, ‘Hey honey, I’m pregnant!’ thing before, and then it didn’t work,” the celeb shared.So it wasn’t really about finding out we were pregnant. Now it’s about figuring out that, you know, this is a healthy, successful, and easy pregnancy.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd

Their joyful announcement came after more than three years of “really dark times,” Maks said. Just twelve months ago, Peta had a miscarriage and Maks was in the middle of the war in Ukraine.

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Maks Chmerkovskiy reveals that his wife had a miscarriage in January 2022.

Last January, Maks and his wife celebrated a positive pregnancy test, but it wasn’t long before their dreams of giving their son a sibling fell apart. The following month, Russia invaded the capital of its home country.

Maks was in Ukraine to film World of dance when what he described as a “nightmare” began. This was especially intense for the couple, who were “trying to be stress-free and try to have a baby calmly and peacefully”.

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However, it looks good for the DWTS pros these days. In addition to becoming the father of two, Maks recently learned he was “going on uncle” when his brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, and his wife, Jenna Johnson, announced they were expecting their first child together.

“My brother is finally a dad,” the professional dancer gushed. “I mean, there are so many things the Chmerkovskiys must celebrate.”

Despite the good news, it’s hard for Maks to keep a smile, knowing that Ukraine is in ruins. That’s exactly why the Unify Ukraine partner uses its platform to support. According to Maks, his duty lends to doing his bit for who he is as a father.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Shai Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd

Maks Chmerkovskiy about what kind of father he hopes to be to his children.

Maks said To distract that his life took on a new meaning when he welcomed his son Shai in 2017. “The color red looked different to me the next day,” he said.

“I decided quickly [that] I had to make decisions about some fundamental things. What kind of father will I be?’ Maks wondered. “To get it right, one of the first things I decided is that this kid needs to see an example of a man. And it has to start with me. .”

When asked what he hopes to tell his children about this time in his life, Maks answered confidently.

“If I do it right, I don’t need to talk to him about it. He’ll just know,” he said emotionally. “And if I’m not a dummy, and if I do it right, I’ll be very proud of that. And I know he will be too.”

Learn more about Unify Ukraine at https://unifyukrainecampaign.org/.

Maks Chmerkovskiy Kids — ‘DWTS’ Pro Talks Rainbow Baby (EXCLUSIVE)

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