Maks Chmerkovskiy, 36, and his fiancée Peta Murgatroyd, 30, welcomed their first child, a son, into the world on Wednesday.
Maks took to twitter early Wednesday morning to announce the news:
The couple’s rep released a statement and told 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!'”
We want to say a huge thank you to @nicolevolynets for the baby shower for the ages!!! This was my first experience and I had an amazing time! There's nothing you can't do and @petamurgatroyd and I are truly grateful… 🙏🏼 Love our eclectic fam and can't wait for #babyChmerkovskiy to be influenced by everyone in it! #RoomFullOfOGs 💪🏼 Thank you to everyone who came. The love in the room was apparent and all the babies made us feel at ease about bringing a kid into this crazy world. If our children are half as close as we have been through the years, they will have a large family of loyal friends to fall back on! That's what it's all about after all…. Don't like the world you live in??? Do better! And it starts with how you raise your children 👶🏻 This is an incredible adventure and I can't say it enough how lucky I am to have a partner like @petamurgatroyd to experience it with! I love you for always ❤️️💕 We want to also thank everyone that helped put this milestone of ours together !! Especially @mccarrenbk for hosting us!!!! @starbrightnyc @couturecreationss @shakeandsharemedia @goodiebox_bakeshop #BestInTheBiz #babychmerkovskiy
On Tuesday, Val Chmerkovskiy, Maks’ brother, posted a video to Instagram telling his fans that he wouldn’t be at the “DTWS” Richmond, Va., tour show last night because he was soon to be an uncle.
On Monday, Maks, posted a photo to his Instagram of Peta putting on makeup from her hospital bed.
The couple, who announced their pregnancy in May, plan to wed sometime this year.
We can’t wait to see a photo of the little one!