Amber Rose on DWTS Partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy: ‘He’s Gonna Be a Great Dad’

09/07/2016 at 03:30 PM ET

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Amber Rose is ready to get her groove on in season 23 of Dancing with the Stars, where she and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy will go head-to-head with the likes of Olympians Laurie Hernandez, Ryan Lochte and more for a shot at the coveted mirror ball trophy.

One bonus that Chmerkovskiy is getting from teaming up with the model and talk-show host? Praise about his ability to wield the skills he will need as a new parent.

“He’s gonna be great, there’s not really much that I have to say,” Rose, who is mom to 3½-year-old son Sebastian Taylor with ex-husband Wiz Khalifa, told PEOPLE Wednesday at the Good Morning America cast reveal party in New York City when asked if she had any advice for the dad-to-be.

“He’s obviously very loving, and very sweet and passionate,” Rose, 32, added of Chmerkovskiy. “He’s gonna be a great dad.”

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Chmerkovskiy, 36, is expecting his first child — a baby boy — with his fiancée: fellow DWTS pro Peta Murgatroyd. The couple’s son will arrive this winter.

And Rose says that while she might not have any advice for parenting techniques, she has assisted Chmerkovskiy in one specific way.

“I help him out with [apps], [like] to get diapers delivered to the house,” she says. “But I think [he] and Peta have the rest [figured out].”

When asked about whether he’s feeling any exhaustion leading up to his first child‘s arrival, Chmerkovskiy makes it clear he isn’t the one deserving of the sympathy.

“Me? No, I’m not having a baby,” he jokes. “The women do most of the work. We like to say, ‘Oh, it’s hard on the men’ — emotionally, maybe, [because] we have to deal with some mood swings and all that, but the comparison is nothing.

“So that’s why for me to complain, about anything, to do with this pregnancy is just [silly],” he adds.

Season 23 of Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Jen Juneau with reporting by Ale Russian

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Chui on

I wonder how long it will take Amber Rose to figure out Maks is only using Peta as his baby incubator since no one else would have him after he dumped Peta the first time. I give it a month until Maks is sleeping with Amber.

Patty on

Really? After a week of knowing him she knows he’s going to be a great dad? Does she know how he dumped and humiliated Peta and only went back to her after he got caught taking a hooker to Italy?

MGK on

Maks sure does like his women trashy both at work and at home!

Yolonda on

Awww, look at all the Meryl Davis “fans” spitting jealous poison about Maksim because he and Peta are a couple that are expecting a child. Your pettiness is showing, be classy like your idol. All of your hate won’t change a thing. They never were together and never will be. Oh, and he’s back on DWTS , so much for season 18.

Hahaha on

Yolonda you must be a Peta fan so isn’t it past your bed time?

MaKayla on

Why do I have a feeling that this dancing couple is gonna be a train wreck. Amber is not gonna put up with the krap that Maks is gonna give her. And why is Maks coming back? He said numerous times he was done with the show. He even made comments after he left DWTS, that he only watches the show to see Val dance and then turns the channel. I guess he doesn’t care to watch Peta dance.

TMI on

DWTS is a family show. Therefore, I sadden to view today 9/8/16, on DISH the conversation was about Amber Rose stating on a radio show that “she recently had a three way (with a man and another woman). She didn’t like it for she felt left out. Next time it will be with two men for she wants passion”. Who was the couple? How does this new info stand for those viewing a family show knowing she is expressing clearly her sexual choices for all to hear that are not adults? She and Lochte I hope lose early and leave saving us farther embarrassment. Not casting the first stone but come on AmberRose, do you keep anything for your own private usage?TMI, TMI