Dancing With the Stars pro Val Chmerkovskiy, 36, wishes he’d started having kids earlier, his brother Maks Chmerkovskiy, 43, revealed in an interview with Us Weekly.
“My brother is a rather pragmatic person [than I am]’ Maks told the outlet. “He is very thoughtful and yet [to] Watch how he’s so disheveled and kind of inept [keep his thoughts together] … is so beautiful to look at.”
The professional dancer added, “And the first thing he said to me, at least, was the second his baby came out, the first thought he had was, ‘should have done it sooner,’ just what I thought the first time.”
Maks shared that he had many questions before having a baby, but he is focused on improving.
“Because we all live in the world,” he said. “We’re like, ‘Where are we taking the kids out? Shall we do it now? I am ready? Am I financially ready? Am I stable enough? Is my partner the one I want to be with for the rest of my life?’ These are all questions we are all trying to answer while doing our jobs and improving at the same time [and] develop ourselves.”
Maks is expecting his second child with wife Peta Murgatroyd in June 2023.
Murgatroyd revealed her pregnancy on Instagram with a series of photos of her baby bump.
“It gives me great pleasure to finally announce that @maksimc and I are expecting our Chmerkovskiy #2,” she wrote on January 13, 2023. “After 2 years of constant struggle and heartache, 3 miscarriages and a failed embryo transfer…we have a healthy bun in the oven :)) It came as a shock to all of us and we found out just before I went on my second round of IVF.”
Maks is looking forward to growing not only his family, but the whole Chmerkovskiy family.
“Our kids will be six years apart, which is basically the exact same distance Val and I are,” Maks told Us Weekly. “Also, Val’s son will be born in January, and my son and I are Capricorns [too]. There are many of them [similarities and] I have a picture of me holding Val when he was a newborn and I was 6 and then we placed it side by side with a picture of my son who is 6 holding Val’s son who is a is newborn and it was amazing. ”
Coming home from welcoming their son, Jenna Johnson took to Instagram to share a video that offers a glimpse into the couple’s life and shows Chmerkovskiy holding and cradling her son.
Johnson uploaded the now-expired Instagram Stories video in black and white and simply captioned it with a heart. They first announced the news of their baby’s arrival on Instagram. A fan uploaded a screenshot of the post to Reddit.
“Our world has changed forever,” the couple wrote alongside a picture of their hands intertwined with their baby’s fingers. “10/1/23.”