Peta Murgatroyd, Maksim Chmerkovskiy Share Promising Update on IVF Journey
Former Dancing with the Stars pros and married couple Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy recently shared an update about their journey with IVF as they try to have a second baby. Murgatroyd said it’s been “going really well.”
Peta Murgatroyd, Maksim Chmerkovskiy Share IVF Update
“We’re very excited,” Murgatroyd told Entertainment Tonight at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday. “We’re kind of in the last stages of it. There should be — fingers crossed — a pregnancy pretty soon.”
She added that they’ve heard “horror stories” about “marriages breaking up” during IVF, but shared that “it hasn’t gone there” for her and Chmerkovskiy. However, she acknowledged that “there’s been some times where I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’m doing this.’ But honestly, we’re good.”
Chmerkovskiy chimed in to say that he wasn’t sure how open they should be about their journey at first, but he ultimately decided it was important to remove the stigma. They’ve shared updates on social media about the experience.
“Now I realize that the reason why people do struggle with it is because it’s such a taboo to talk [about it],” the dancer explained. “A lot of people need to understand that maybe it would bypass a lot of the drama if you know that this is an option.”
The Couple Is Happy for Jenna Johnson, Val Chmerkovskiy
The couple also shared their excitement for Chmerkovskiy’s brother, Val, who is currently expecting his first child with wife and fellow DWTS pro dancer Jenna Johnson. They recently shared the happy news that they’re due in January.
“We have been waiting for this for so long for them,” Murgatroyd told ET. “They have been wanting it for so long. When they finally told us, it was just utter joy. They’re so ready, [they’ve] been ready for years.”
Chmerkovskiy added of his brother, “Even if they’re not, I can’t wait to be an uncle, and for Val to know exactly what it’s like.”