Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are one of the busiest dancing duos in the industry. The Dancing with the Stars favorites are preparing for their next colossal tour, Maks, Val & Peta: Confidential, while juggling being both new parents and newlyweds. But even with that busy schedule, these two say they can’t wait to have another child — or at least Chmerkovskiy can’t.
“The whole process of having a child is a pretty big deal,” Chmerkovskiy told Entertainment Tonight during an exclusive interview at the couple’s home. “But there’s nothing but love and an amazing sort of feelings. I can’t wait to have another one and hopefully be even better for it.”
Murgatroyd added that despite her many awards and accomplishments, parenting son Shai with Chmerkovskiy has been one of the most fulfilling parts of her life — and one of the best things about their relationship.
“Having a child, you go through so much together that there’s no way you can’t become closer as human beings,” she said. “But living day to day with each other is awesome. You have your ups and downs and stuff, but I love life right now.”
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Of course, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have her limits. While Chmerkovskiy joked about having one million children (“I was going to be like, ‘I could [have] a million!” he laughed”), Murgatroyd drew the line: “Three maximum,” she insisted.
Judging from how stealthy little 1-year-old Shai is, we can see why she’d want to set a cap. It’s already taking a lot of time and energy just to keep up with one!
This isn’t the first time Chmerkovskiy has discussed expanding his family. Shortly after Shai was born, he told E! News he was anxious “to have as many kids as Peta decides to pop out.” He added at the time that he would love to adopt as well, noting “I just want a big family.”
Yeah, we have a feeling after this week’s interview he might not get his way on that one. But who knows? Maybe Murgatroyd will change her mind and the couple could one day start their own dancing version of a big family band?