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Baby Boy on the Way for Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo

10/10/2013 at 06:30 PM ET

Edyta Sliwinska Pregnant Expecting Son Alec Mazo Araya Diaz/Wireimage

It could be their best move yet.

Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo, the former Dancing with the Stars professionals, are expecting their first child early next year, the couple confirm to PEOPLE.

“I’m due in January and we are having a boy,” Sliwinska, 32, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “We’ve been together for 13 years; married for six. We were both so ready for it and we’ve been planning on this for the past couple of years.”

The couple, who were married in 2007, competed on the professional Latin ballroom circuit for years before joining DWTS for its first season in 2005.

Russian-born Mazo, 35, competed on four seasons, winning the first season with partner Kelly Monaco. Polish-born Sliwinska was on for 10 seasons. She made it furthest in season six, finishing second with Jason Taylor.

Edyta Sliwinska Pregnant First Child Alec Mazo
Courtesy Edyta Sliwinska

After the show’s 10th season in 2010, Sliwinska wrote on Facebook that it was “time to think about my future. I’m pursuing my education and looking forward to other projects that perhaps you will hear about, but my main goal is to finish my degree and start building a family.”

“There it is, my little secret. Less than 2 lbs little,” the mom-to-be captioned a selfie showing off her tiny baby bump which she posted on Instagram on Thursday.

– Tim Nudd with reporting by Monica Rizzo

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Sunburn on

Congratulations to you both! I miss seeing you on DWTS!!!

Lilli on

She was my favorite…missed seeing her on DWTS…

Julie on

Congratulations Edyta and Alec!

Nan Myler on

She was my favorite on DWTS. She was so beautiful on the dance floor. Think she made a wise decision. When will they cancel the show?? Don’t watch it anymore, one reason, the Judges. They should have been gone a long time ago. It’s run it course

Anonymous on

Congratulations!!

Dee on

Awww Congrats to them. I loved them on DWTS. She has the cutest belly :)

Phyllis on

Ahh, congratulations to you both. I am so happy for you…Sure miss you on DWTS, hope all goes well!!

Ashley on

Edyta was my favorite too on the show. But I haven’t watched it in yrs. Congrats to them.

Carmen on

Congratulations!! Love these two and miss them on dwts. Prayers for a healthy pregnancy and baby!!

4tmama on

Congrats!! So sweet!!

Anonymous on

Gratulacje !!!!

Toria on

Congrats to you both on your son. Such a beautiful, elegant dancer, you have been missed. Much happiness.

jenna on

that will be one beautiful baby, holy smokes! look at the parents!!!

Paula on

That is so sweet! I wish you the best!!

Vic on

Congrats to both of them! I miss Edyta on DWTS. I loved all of those skimpy outfits and leg warmers!! Im sure she will have the cutest maternity clothes!

Ellenppi on

So happy for you and Alec! Congrats!!!

Amanda on

She was always my favorite pro. That should be one cute kid!!! Congrats to them both.

DaisyMoon on

Aw…they were adorable together in general and HOT when they performed together…

They’re both missed…they were awesome on the show.

Karen on

I miss seeing your on DWTS too, Edyta! Come back after you’ve had your baby. And Congratulations :)

Bree on

Edyta looks fantastic! Very happy to learn that this beautiful couple are expecting! Congratulations!

John on

Congratulations Edyta and Alec! Really, miss seeing you on the show Edyta.

Kim on

Congrats to Alec and Edyta. A lovely couple and all the best for the future addition to their home :)

Kary on

I liked her on DWTS, but she always got old men as partners, so never had a real chance to win a trophy and only lasted a couple during each season.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!

Isabelle on

I used to watch DWTS all the time. Love the dancing and creative choreography. Got so tired of hearing the judges comments. Bruno gets more and more crazy….over the top……trying too hard to be noticed.

Andrea on

That is going to be one gorgeous baby! I hope it will be a dancer as well :)

Alice on

I loved both of them. Congrats on the baby.

debbie on

I miss them on DWTS! Congrats!

Kris on

Aww really? Congratulations to them both.

Jim on

Very happy for you. Missing u on DWTS but glad you are keeping “us” your fans up to date on how you are doing. Just never stop dancing.

Ann on

Wishing both all the best with days filled with Sunshine and Smiles…….

Carmen on

Congratulations!!! Edyta was my favorite sure miss seeing her on the show.

Anonymous on

Edyta was my absolute FAVORITE pro on the show! Congratulations! Being a mom is the best thing in the world and I’m sure you will be a wonderful one!

rrileycatt on

I never knew they were together…

Carrie M on

Lovely lady! Best wishes to her and Alec!

Jan on

That’s going to be a gorgeous baby!!! Congrats to this great couple!

finsup726 on

Congrats to them!

Sharon on

Ur 100% correct!! I always said that when she was on!!

Sharon on

Congrats and best wishes! Edyta was my favorite as well…i miss her on the show.

FC on

Aww, best wishes to Edtya and Alec on their soon-to-be baby boy! First Anna and now Edyta. I love it.

Anna K. on

Congratulations, you both were so good , we miss you.
“Wszystkiego najlepszego, Edyta.

Valentina on

She looks amazing!

micky on

Congratulations

Bettyjean Keitz on

Miss seeing you both on DWTS but very happy for you.Enjoy your family.

Ed on

Edyta please come back. When you left I stopped watching. You are so missed. Good luck with child.

lyn on

Always loved Edyta!

Congratulations

Patty on

Congratulations to the happy parents to be! God bless you and your family!

debbi on

Edyta was my most favorite dancer on DWTS.she was so beautiful(still is),so unique,just dance across the dance floor like a floating angel.i am so happy for her and alec and i can only hope that she would come back someday,but yes she always got the guys that had no clue how to dance.i wish you all the best the baby will probably come out dancing…lol

Fred on

Edyta. You were always my favorite on DWTS. I miss you, and wait for your return. Please come back soon. The show is lacking because of your absence. Not to worry about older partners,I’m one of them. Love you.

bernie on

Both of them were my favorites – absolutely gorgeous twosome and fabulous dancers. Congratulations!Q

Tina on

So happy for them! They’re hot and awesome dancers. She was literally my favorite. So sweet and talented.

Allison on

So happy for them! I miss her on DWTS. She was my favorite.

Jamie on

She was my favorite on the show. So elegant…I was surprised to read she was only 32…I thought she was that age 5 yrs ago. She always looked so mature and classy to me. Best of luck to them both.

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