It’ll Be a Boy for Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd

08/09/2016 at 04:05 PM ET

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The Dancing with the Stars ballroom floor will be seeing some extra blue in January!

Professional dancers Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who are expecting their first child, will be welcoming a baby boy this winter, a source close to the couple confirms to PEOPLE.

“Peta and Maks are so excited about the baby,” the source reveals. “They’re prepping and getting ready.”

As for the engaged couple’s wedding date, the DWTS pros are eyeing summer 2017 for their big day.

“They’re going to wait to get married until after the baby comes,” the source adds. “The baby would be part of their wedding!”

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In June, the bride-to-be told PEOPLE of her wedding plans, which her fiancé said will be “about a 500-person” event.

“I’ll have the baby in January and then I’ll still have about six months to prepare for the wedding,” 29-year-old Murgatroyd said.

“The baby will make a wonderful addition to the wedding party,” Chmerkovskiy, 35, said of their little bundle of joy. “A wonderful, tiny addition.”

Murgatroyd had previously hinted that she was expecting a son when she posted a photo from Chmerkovskiy’s birthday bash — featuring a cake decorated with blue baby shoes.

— Natalie Stone with reporting by Aili Nahas

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exit82 on

This winter? holy crap seems like she’s been pregnant forever- You better check that it’s not an elephant

lilly pond on

Eww who cares about these fame whores??? She constantly has her bare stomach on display. Time to grow up Peta, you’re going to be a mother.

jigger on

Boy or girl I feel sorry for that kid with these two sleazy attention whores for parents!

Debra Enderle on

Good, they can name the baby Nyle.

theofficialstepashkarossiya on

is the baby going to wear the white baby gown at the wedding in a white baby carriage

Good Lord on

Hey Natalie and Aili…love how you claim she gave a hint when she posted a pic from Mak’s birthday celebrationi when right there in front of you the freaking cake wishes PETA a Happy 30th Birthday! My God…People will truly hire anyone, won’t they?

Jazzy on

God, Maks and Peta are gonna shove this baby down our throats in order to remain relevant. I can feel it now. Poor kid. It won’t be a private life for him. There will be reports the first time the baby boy sh*ts and how Maks had such a wonderful time changing his diaper. Laugh now, but it will happen. Look at Peta feeling the need to show everyone her huge boobs on IG. And thinking they are huge because of the milk. Stupid idiot. They don’t have milk in them until the baby is born. She will do anything for attention.

Anonymous on

Exit stage left.

Lassie on

Good grief, Maks and Peta are gonna shove their baby boy down our throats for the rest of it’s life. They will use anyone and say and do anything to be relevant. The first time the baby sh*ts in his diaper, Maks will be telling People mag how much he enjoyed changing his son’s diaper. Maks and Peta are attention wh(res and they will make their kid into one too. Peta took a pic of her extremely large boobs on IG for attention. The stupid one thought they were big because of the milk, not realizing there is no milk in those knockers until the baby is born. Idiot! They better hope the baby doesn’t inherit her intelligence. LOL!

Kerry on

This chick is so trashy that she makes Karina Smirnoff look classy. Maks wasn’t kidding when he said he falls in lust and gets himself in trouble. He’ll be paying for this trouble for the rest of his life.

Haley on

As a fan of DWTS I am happy for them, but it does seem like they are trying too hard to gain fame/money from this. I have seen DOZENS of interviews & articles about just merely their engagement! Who does that? I’m actually terrified of how much exposure to the media they are going to give the little guy once he’s born. Somebody needs to remind these two they are only professional dancers on a reality TV show, not A-list Celebrities lol.

Mr. Sunshine on

Boy, people can people can be so cruel and insensitive with their comments about somebody they don’t even “know”.

Virginia on

Why don’t they get married before the baby is born?

Anonymous on

Think they are putting the cart before the horse!!

Lori on

Why is everyone so critical of Maks and Peta? You don’t know what kind of parents they will be. Your rantings are so immature. Chill out!

sally on

so seriously, does anyone get married first before baby?
guess women need to get pregnant to get men to marry them.

Noelle on

Wow.Everyone is so rude. They’re first time and excited parents. Who isn’t?