Dancing with the stars Map of Murgatroyd And Maxim Chmerkovsky welcomed their rainbow baby when baby No. 2 was born on Sunday, June 18.
Murgatroyd, 36, shared that she was going to the hospital on Sunday, and hours later Chmerkovskiy, 43, shared a photo of himself holding their newborn baby. “Happy Father’s Day to me! #MadeInPeta,” he captioned the snap via Instagram.
The New Zealand native took to social media in January 2022 to reveal she was pregnant with her little one.
“It brings me immense joy to finally announce that @maksimc and I are expecting our Chmerkovskiy #2 ❤️,” Murgatroyd wrote via Instagram alongside a photo of herself showing off her bump. “After 2 years of constant struggle and heartache, 3 miscarriages and a failed embryo transfer…we have a healthy bun in the oven.”
The professional Latin dancer went on to say that she and her husband – who also share six-year-old son Shai – were “shocked” that she got pregnant just before she planned to start her second round of IVF.
“I want to thank ALL of you who have been on this fertility journey with me from the beginning. I feel like I am sharing this news with my extended family,” Murgatroyd added. “This news has brought tremendous happiness to our family and we have so much to be thankful for…coming in June 2023.”
THE burn the ground star has been candid about suffering three miscarriages in the span of two years.
“The first time I let it out of my mouth to a co-worker felt weirdly better, like a piece of shame had chipped off,” Murgatroyd wrote in an Instagram post in July 2022. Me, the naked me and I hope that by sharing my journey with you all, it might help someone else going through the same situation.
Despite her fertility issues, Murgatroyd shared that her pregnancy losses and IVF journey helped her bond with Chmerkovskiy.
“It’s traumatic, and it’s the one closest to me,” she said exclusively. We Weekly in July 2022. “So he goes through it as much as I go through it, so to speak. It brought us closer. When you go through something like this, it’s just an ultimate bonding session… When you come to those crossroads and those big decisions, making them together and moving forward together as a family unit is so important, and I have feels like we did.
The couple — who have been married for more than five years — met while working on Broadway burn the ground in July 2009. Murgatroyd joined DWTS in 2011, while the Ukraine native joined the show in 2009.
The duo started dating in 2012, however, they separated in 2013 after 10 months of dating.
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In May, a source said We that the couple were “completely back together”. The duo announced their engagement in December and welcomed Shai in January 2017. The couple said “yes” six months later.