Are Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd Expecting Their First Child?

05/25/2016 at 01:10 AM ET

It may be time for Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy to buy a few pairs of baby-sized dancing shoes!

The Dancing with the Stars pros, who were (appropriately) engaged while on a dance floor in December, are expecting, multiple sources tell PEOPLE.


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While this will be the first child for both Murgatroyd, 29, and Chmerkovskiy, 36, the pregnancy news comes as no surprise considering the pair has opened up recently about wanting to start a family.

“I would like to start [having kids] pretty soon,” Murgatroyd admitted in a PEOPLE cover story shortly following the couple’s engagement. “A little boy, and then a little girl.”

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And while Chmerkovskiy thinks it’d be better the other way around because he thinks “an older girl would be more responsible,” he can’t wait to experience their new family too — and not just in the kids sense, but also because he gets to enjoy Murgatroyd’s company even longer after the kids move out.

“I’m not just looking forward to the next 20 years. I’m looking forward to the 20 years after that, when the kids are out of the house and it’s just the two of us again,” explained Chmerkovskiy, who heads out with his brother on Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way this summer. “I can’t wait.”

As for their plans to walk down the aisle, the newly crowned season 22 mirrorball champion was tight-lipped when asked by reporters after the DWTS finale on Monday, but she did reveal that they have “chosen some dates.”

A rep for the couple has yet to comment.

Jen Juneau with reporting by Patrick Gomez and Aili Nahas

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Emma on

Not surprised, she had to do something to trap him since he was putting the wedding off so long.

Gin on

Not surprised, because they are in happy, OBVIOUSLY loving relationship and they have dropped hints in past weeks and months about starting a family. Also not surprised by watching Peta throughout this season of the show

jasonsmom285 on

I hope this is true, they will be so happy with a child, they have no idea how great a love that is. Can’t wait to see their babies either, probably a little dark haired baby, precious.

Jasmine on

Poor guy is so desperate to recreate the life he had planned out with Karina, same wedding details, same honeymoon location, wanting a kid before the wedding. Shame Peta isn’t smart enough to see she is just a replacement part.

Olga on

Congratulations to Peta and Maksim.

Xenu on

It should’ve been Kirstie Alley’s baby with Maks!!!

Sam on

Maybe it’s nyles

WhatATwit on

Oh Emma, you pathetic little jealous green eyed monster. Putting the wedding off? They got engaged a mere 6 months ago. That is HARDLY ‘putting the wedding off’. Its so sad and so pathetic that you just can’t be happy for them. Stop gorging on the Twinkies, get off your pathetic behind and go outside and meet some people.

You’re sad. Just sad.

WhatATwit on

LOLOLOL…nice try , “Jasmine”. Emma, Emma, Emma. You’re getting more pathetic as the minutes pass by. Karina? Seriously? That relationship ended YEARS ago. And it was MAKS who ended it. (As did 3 other BF’s/fiances of Karina’s) Seriously. Put the Twinkies down, get up and go outside for a walk. And then get a clue. You’re sad and pathetic.

Jo55 on

Boy first, girl first…….please be happy and grateful for healthy children, no matter what the order. Congrats.

KatFer on

WhatATwit, you got that right! Emma needs to get out and meet people, as does Jasmine, who both speak like they know the couple. Yikes, some pretty wild theories in lieu of maybe thinking they found each others’ soulmates.

NeMi D on

LOL!!! Emma you are so right….BUT… having a baby won’t stop Maks’ ever wondering eyes. Like he’ll ever be faithful to Peta…. 😂😂😂😂😂

NeMi D on

I have to add that Maks’ face in this pictures speaks volumes too….😅😅😅😅😅

Jane on

I remember when he tried to make Karina get pregnant before he married her. Fortunately for Karina she’s a lot smarter than this blonde bimbo.

Kris on

He always looks mad or bored. I honestly wonder what she sees in him. If she is pregnant she is stuck with his ego the rest of her life. Poor woman.

Zonna on

So happy for them. Congratulations.

lilly pond on

They are fame whores. Karina was smart to run from Mak and his big ego.

Chelsea on

I don’t know who they are but the guy in the photo doesn’t look too pleased about the news.

MB1234 on

Congrats to the happy couple! Surprised she was still doing risky lifts and moves right until the end of the season though. But I guess Allison Holker did it as well. These ladies of Dancing With the Stars prove anything is possible!

London Bridges on

If this is true, I predict this spoiled brat is gonna grow up to be just as obnoxious, just as arrogant, and just as annoying as his/her parents, Maks and Peta. Just thrilled she won’t be on DWTS next season and probably the season after that and by that time a troupe girls or other female dancer will take her place and the producers won’t want Peta back.

jean on

the best of everything , beautiful couple

Coco on

Poor PETA. She loves him more than he loves. They are both so desperate to find each other. And yes she trapped him with pregnancy so he won’t leave her.

Belk on

So happy for them!

Jake on

He could have stayed with gorgeous Kate Upton, and he is now tied to this old woman?

Debbie on

Congrats to both of them. I think they will make great parents. He or she will be beautiful. I hope we get to see pics. I wish you all the happiness In the world

Anonymous on

Wish this couple the best hopefully they will stay together!

Anonymous on

Good luck to the happy couple! Now get married already!

Anonymous on

Peta said she is no rush to get married, but yet they did what married couples do, tried for a baby! What the hell this couple are doing things bavkwards!! What does Max’s mama think of Peta now?? She probably will remain tight lipped now! Remember she loves Peta!!!

Mary on

I wonder when her due date is ?