Celebrity Baby Blog / Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Peta Murgatroyd Dishes on Her Pregnancy Cravings: Chips, Salsa, Pineapple and Pickles!

07/01/2016 at 11:15 AM ET

Peta Murgatroyd spent her first months of pregnancy extremely nauseated. But now in her second trimester, the reigning Dancing with the Stars champion is enjoying giving in to her pregnancy cravings.

Not that she’s piling on the junk food.

“I’m glad I ate really healthily before I got pregnant because I don’t crave McDonald’s and doughnuts and stuff like that,” says Murgatroyd, 29, who revealed she is expecting her first child with fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy in the current issue of PEOPLE.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd on the Best Parenting Advice They’ve Received: ‘Don’t Read Books!’

06/30/2016 at 11:30 AM ET

Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy only publicly revealed they are expecting their first child on Wednesday, but the advice has already begun rolling in for the parents-to-be.

“Everybody is telling us different things,” says Chmerkovskiy, 36, who shared his and his fiancée‘s happy news in the current issue of PEOPLE. “But the main point is to not plan. Go with it and enjoy the process.”

And no planning means no reading!

“I was glad to hear people tell me, ‘Don’t read books. You don’t need to,’ ” says Murgatroyd, 29.

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Peta Murgatroyd Reveals Why She Couldn’t Keep Her Pregnancy a Secret from Dancing with the Stars Partner Nyle DiMarco

06/29/2016 at 01:00 PM ET

Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars wasn’t easy for Peta Murgatroyd, but that had nothing to do with her partner Nyle DiMarco.

“I was so sick,” Murgatroyd says in the current issue of PEOPLE. “Nyle would see me falling asleep on the couches and on the floor of the rehearsal studio. He’d look at me like, ‘What’s going on?’ And I’d go, ‘Oh, I’m just tired.’ ”

But in reality the pro dancer, 29, was suffering from nausea, a side effect of being pregnant with her first child with fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 36.

Murgatroyd had planned on keeping her pregnancy a secret until she entered her second trimester. But since she’d become pregnant just a few months into the season, it was impossible to hide by the May 23 finale.

“I had to make sure my costumes were hiding it as much as possible, but a couple of people noticed,” says Murgatroyd, who went on to win the season with DiMarco.

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A Dancing with the Stars Baby! Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd Are Expecting Their First Child

06/29/2016 at 08:00 AM ET

Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are dancing as a trio these days.

The professional dancers, who got engaged in December, are expecting their first child, PEOPLE can confirm exclusively.

“I can’t wait to provide this baby with the tools to become a beautiful, kind person,” Chmerkovskiy says in the new issue of PEOPLE. “And they’ll have the best sneaker collection.”

Murgatroyd, 29, and Chmerkovskiy, 36, learned they were expecting just a few weeks into season 22 of Dancing with the Stars.

“I was so sick,” Murgatroyd says of her first months of pregnancy, which she spent competing — and eventually winning — alongside model Nyle DiMarco.

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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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Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd Reveal Plans for Babies: ‘He’ll Be an Amazing Father’

12/17/2015 at 08:00 AM ET

Peta Murgatroyd may be in no rush to walk down the aisle, but she certainly can’t wait to start a family with fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

“I would just like to bask in this engagement bliss for a little bit. Maybe for a year. Maybe a little less,” the Dancing with the Stars pro says in PEOPLE’s latest cover story. “But I would like to start [having kids] pretty soon. A little boy, and then a little girl.”

Chmerkovskiy disagrees on that plan of action.

“A little girl first, then a little boy. I think an older girl would be more responsible. I was an exceptional older brother, but I think that was just a one-in-a-billion thing,” he says with a laugh.

“You are one in a billion,” Murgatroyd, 29, replies. “Maks always wants to take care of everybody, which, to me, was the biggest sign that he’ll be an amazing father and take care of me the rest of my life.”

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