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‘DWTS’ Pro Mark Ballas Announces He’s Expecting His First Child

Mark Ballas and BC Jean at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice AwardsGetty Images for Nickelodeon

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Former Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Mark Ballas shared some exciting news with fans this week, as he announced that he and his wife BC Jean are expecting their first child together. Ballas won the most recent DWTS season with celebrity partner Charli D’Amelio.

Mark Ballas, Wife BC Jean Are Expecting a Baby

On Monday, Ballas took to Instagram to share a video updating fans about what he and his wife have been up to lately. The list included making music, going to Disneyland, and taking car rides with their dog.

The video ends with a shot of Jean showing off her pregnant belly, as the couple shares that they’ve “been making a tiny human.” The video ends with a “coming soon” message, although a specific due date isn’t included.

The couple’s friends and family shared their excitement in the post’s comments, with D’Amelio writing, “so happy for you both!!!!” Meanwhile, DWTS judge Derek Hough wrote, “Uncle D can’t wait !!!!!!” Ballas’ mom Shirley wrote, “Nanny Shirley is more than ready to join in all these memories.”

BC Jean is a musician known for writing the song “If I Were a Boy,” which was famously performed by Beyoncé. Ballas and Jean perform together as part of the music duo Alexander Jean. They tied the knot in 2016.


Ballas Is Leaving ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Last year, Ballas made his comeback to the DWTS ballroom for the first time since Season 25, dancing with TikTok star Charli D’Amelio. The pair took home the Mirrorball trophy for Season 31 and later performed on the show’s live tour.

However, Ballas announced in March that he would not be returning to the ballroom for Season 32. He shared, “I’m not saying it’s the end. This is just the last time I will be dancing with a partner. And I wanted to finish this with Charli, and I appreciate you guys so much.”

The dancer later explained that he was leaving the show to “pursue new challenges and opportunities.”

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