Rio is the son of Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy. The ‘Dancing With the Stars pros disclosed on Sunday, June 23, that they had brought their second kid into the world. Now, they have given fans a look at the baby and provided more information on his birth.
They captioned a photo together on Instagram with “Rio John Chmerkovskiy.”Born~6.18.2023. 8.6 oz and doing well! We are ecstatic to introduce you to our baby boy. (sic).” Their six-year-old son Shai, according to Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy, “is already the best big brother.” We all feel quite complete, the post concluded. Good times, XO.(sic)”
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Peta Murgatroyd subsequently said that they chose the child’s new name “at the last minute.” We adored Rio, which we discovered last-minute, the 36-year-old dancer told PEOPLE magazine. Our lengthy surname fits in perfectly with it.
Shai’s middle name is a tribute to Peta’s late father, Derek John, who died away in December 2022, and she and her 43-year-old spouse chose “something easy” to go with him, she continued.
We needed something simple to express with Shai, she continued.
To commemorate Father’s Day, Maks Chmerkovskiy made his baby’s arrival public for the first time on Sunday. On social media, he posted: “Happy Father’s Day to me! #MadeInPeta.”
It has not always been easy for them to grow their family, as Peta revealed when she first became pregnant shortly before her “second round of IVF” and through three miscarriages.
She earlier shared the following statement on Instagram to share the news of her pregnancy: “It brings me enormous delight to make the announcement that @maksimc and I will be having our Chmerkovskiy #2. We have a beautiful bun in the oven after two years of endless struggle and anguish, three miscarriages, and a failed embryo transfer:)) We were all shocked when we learned about it just before I started my second round of IVF.