Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are trying to expand their family.
The "Burn the Floor" star opened up in an exclusive interview with "US Weekly" where she discussed her pregnancy journey. Murgatroyd shared that she and Chmerkovskiy are considering in vitro fertilization (IVF), and whether or not to try for twins. She explained,
“I really want a girl … and he’s very much just wanting that bond with one baby. I think we’re both nervous about trying to balance two, with how to kind of share the love and be there for each baby.”
Their exploration of IVF came after Murgatroyd revealed she had suffered three miscarriages in two years. In an emotional interview with "People," she shared her story.
Reluctant to expose her trauma to an audience, Murgatroyd kept her struggles between her and just six others. She eventually decided to come forward when she realized she could help other women feel less alone.
“The first time I let it out of my mouth to a colleague I felt strangely better, like a piece of shame had chipped away. And so here I am … this is all of me, the bare me and I hope that by me sharing my journey with all of you, it could help someone else going through the same situation.”
For the same reason, Murgatroyd is now documenting her IVF journey for those who look up to her. She elaborated,
“All of these questions came up for me. I’ve had actually no, like, really close friends of mine do [IVF] before either, so I haven’t been privy to the process. But I’m very hopeful.”
And as for her and Chmerkovskiy, despite multiple miscarriages and IVF challenges, Murgatroyd claims they are "closer" than ever.
“It’s traumatizing, and he’s the one that’s closest to me. So, he goes through it as much as I go through it, so to speak. It did bring us closer together. When you go through something like that, it’s just an ultimate bonding session. … When you come to those crossroads and those big decisions, making them together and moving forward together as a family unit is so important, and I feel like we did that.”