Less than a year later, the future looked very uncertain. dance with the stars Icons Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkoskiy.
A native of Ukraine, Max was visiting his hometown when Russia invaded in March 2022.
At first, the situation looked very grim, but thankfully Chmerkovskiy was finally able to go home.
And recently, the future looks very bright for Maxim and Peta.
Peta announced on Instagram this week that she is pregnant with her second child!
In her post’s caption, she explained that after a long and often discouraging journey through fertility, the child came in complete shock!
“After two years of constant struggle and heartache, three miscarriages, and a failed embryo transfer…we have healthy bread in the oven,” Murgatroyd wrote.
“It was a shock to all of us. We found out just before going into the second round of IVF,” she continued.
“Thank you to everyone who has been with me on my fertility journey from the beginning. I feel like sharing this news with my extended family.
She ended her message by thanking her fans for their support and encouragement during these difficult years.
“Thank you for sharing your stories and tips for getting through the IVF cycle. Thanks for all the encouraging comments and DMs…I read them all,” she wrote.
“This news brings an extraordinary amount of happiness to our family and we have much to be grateful for.”
talk to people Magazine, Peta, confirmed that she and Maksim are blissfully happy about this unexpected turn of events.
“All naturally, it happened,” the 36-year-old told the outlet.
“I didn’t even know I was pregnant for a long time until I felt really sick. I danced Dancing With the Stars on it,” added Peta.
“I started feeling weird, I started feeling a little nauseous, I started feeling a little bloated, and I didn’t want to test for weeks.
She continued, now at 18 weeks, the first test left little doubt what she was expecting, but she and Maks were skeptical.
“I think it was the fastest positive I’ve ever seen in my life,” Margatroyd said. people.
“It happened so quickly I was just in shock. It was completely different from my previous pregnancies.
“It’s not like I jumped up for joy and yelled from the roof, ‘Oh my God, I’m pregnant. Yay!’
“It was like, ‘Okay, let’s see how it goes. I’ve been through this four more times and it hasn’t worked.'” So I was very skeptical. I didn’t tell Max for a while.”
The good news comes after Peta shared the grief of a difficult pregnancy for two years. She often said the hardest part was letting her first child, her five-year-old Shai, down.
“It’s very emotional because I didn’t know what to say to him anymore. I told him the first two times, but left it vague. I didn’t make it into this whole thing.” I was like, ‘Oh my God, we’re having a baby,'” she added.
“I said, ‘Watch your mother’s stomach. She’s got a baby in there.’
Big congratulations to Peta, Maks and Shai!