Peta Murgatroyd, who has been married to her husband, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, for a few years recently opened up about a tough time in their beautiful marriage. Here’s a look at their relationship.
Professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd and choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy spoke to People about their three painful miscarriages in recent years.
Murgatroyd was five weeks pregnant when she had her first miscarriage in a Whole Foods bathroom stall in 2020. She became pregnant again the following year, but suffered another loss while Chmerkovskiy was in Ukraine.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd attend the 2021 World Choreography Awards at Globe Theater Los Angeles on December 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
Nine months later, Murgatroyd became pregnant for the third time. She planned to go to New York and break the news to Chmerkovskiy. Unfortunately, she had a miscarriage a few days before her trip. Chmerkovskiy said of this shocking situation:
“I never thought that two healthy, athletic people could find themselves in such a difficult situation. It’s a lot to deal with.”
IN THE BEAUTIFUL STORY OF PETRA MURGATROYD AND MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
The charming couple shares a beautiful love story. Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd met in 2009 during a Broadway production of “Burn the Floor,” but they didn’t fall in love right away.
Overjoyed, Murgatroyd had no idea she would end up with Chmerkovskiy.
They crossed paths again on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2012 and quickly became a couple. Murgatroyd said dating was not on her agenda when she met Chmerkovskiy.
Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy have been seen together at several events. The couple’s relationship, like any other, has had its ups and downs. In 2013, the couple separated, leaving Chmerkovskiy heartbroken.
After a brief separation, the couple rekindled their relationship. Three years later, in December 2015, the 42-year-old Ukrainian choreographer proposed to the New Zealand-born dancer on stage.
Overjoyed, Murgatroyd had no idea she would end up with Chmerkovskiy. In July 2017, the couple tied the knot in a small, intimate ceremony at a New York City Hall.
PETRA MURGATROYD AND MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY HAVE A SON TOGETHER: MEET SHAI, THEIR LITTLE BOTTLE OF JOY
Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy share a son named Shai, whom they welcomed in early 2017. The couple are obsessed with parenthood.
The proud mum said she treasures her precious family moments with her husband and their son. Shai’s happy parents are thrilled as he grows and learns new things.
Murgatroyd said their lovely son seemed to be interested in music and dancing. Although Shai likes to dance, the couple have yet to sign him up.
Now that their son is three years old, the couple are ready to expand their family. Chmerkovskiy had previously expressed his desire to have more children.
Chmerkovskiy explained that he and his wife grew up with siblings in the family. He hoped that he and his wife would soon have a daughter because he described himself as a “dad girl”.
After three miscarriages, the couple are now working with a team of fertility doctors and have started the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF). They hope their son Shai will soon have the brother he has always wanted.