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DWTS Pros Peta Murgatroyd & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Will Get Married in July!

DWTS Pros Peta Murgatroyd & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Will Get Married in July!

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are getting married sooner than you think!

The two Dancing With The Stars pro dancers are planning to tie the knot this July in New York at Oheka Castle.

“We went there; it’s perfect,” Maks recently shared with ABC of their wedding venue. “We’re going to have it for two days. They’re closing the whole hotel. It’s going to be unbelievable!”

He continues, “I remember when I was passing by this castle when I first immigrated, and [I said,] ‘That’s where I want to have my wedding’—and I just said it so [casually,] and now it’s happening.”

Maks added about their actual wedding day: “In my personal life, I can’t wait for my wedding in July. Peta keeps trying to postpone it, and I’m like ‘No, I want to marry you, godd— it!’ We have this crazy dream of getting married in a castle, so we want to try and make that happen—in New York.”

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Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Viennese Waltz DWTS Season 24 Week 1

Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Viennese Waltz DWTS Season 24 Week 1

Even with the “unfair advantage” looming over them, Heather Morris and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were amazing on the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars.

Team MaximumHeat performed a glowing Viennese Waltz, set to “She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Heather Morris

Heather and Maks earned 28 points from the judges, putting them at the top of the leaderboard with Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Addresses The 'Unfair Advantage' Comments About Heather Morris

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Addresses The 'Unfair Advantage' Comments About Heather Morris

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Heather Morris are still making headlines over them having an unfair advantage on Dancing With The Stars, because she was a professional dancer.

However, Maks is okay with having it.

“Any of the competitors would want an advantage, a lot of the professionals would want to be paired with an Olympian or experienced partner, you know what I mean, but if anybody would have that advantage I’m just glad that it’s me,” he shared during his visit to Amazon’s Style Code Live.

“We’re going to be good, we’re going to be great, we have to be great.”

Maks also previewed his and Heather‘s first performance, coming on Monday: “Our first dance is going to start off just slow, chill and easy and then we’re gonna build on that.”

“We’ll give people an opportunity to criticize, we’ll give people an opportunity to point and say I just have nothing bad to say about this.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Does Heather have an unfair advantage?

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Plans To Use Baby Shai For DWTS Votes

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Plans To Use Baby Shai For DWTS Votes

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has a secret weapon to get votes for this new season of Dancing With The Stars — his baby son Shai!

The pro dancer is partnered up with Heather Morris for season 24 of the competition series and he definitely plans on using Shai to sway the vote their way.

“[Peta Murgatroyd and I will] totally use the baby for the votes,” Maks shared in a recent interview.

“I told her, I said, ‘Listen, I get the dibs,’ because she gets the sympathy, with like, a baby momma coming back.”

Maks is pictured below at the Swiffer 18th Birthday Celebration event in New York City on Thursday (March 16).

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Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Look Flawless During Their DWTS Rehearsals

Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Look Flawless During Their DWTS Rehearsals

Heather Morris and pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy look pretty amazing during their rehearsals for the first week of Dancing With The Stars.

The new practice pics were revealed today while the internet continued to argue about if Heather has an unfair advantage because of her professional backup dancer background.

“To say that we just have this massive advantage, I think so, but I don’t think we’re the only ones that could pull off beautiful, beautiful numbers,” Maks shared after the cast was first announced earlier this month.

He adds, “I’m ready for us to be scrutinized a little different and judged a little different and rightfully so, we’ll do our best.”

If you missed it, Heather and Maks will dance a Viennese Waltz to “Make Something Beautiful” by Ben Rector.

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DWTS Pros Val Chmerkovskiy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Open Another Dance With Me Studio in Vegas!

DWTS Pros Val Chmerkovskiy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Open Another Dance With Me Studio in Vegas!

Val Chmerkovskiy and brother Maks are doing major things with their Dance With Me studios — the latest being a new location in Las vegas!

The two Dancing With The Stars pros met up with Tony Dovolani for the grand opening event this week, taking a little break from rehearsal times with celeb partners Normani Kordei and Heather Morris for season 24.

Speaking of the new season…Val could actually become the second pro dancer to win three mirrored-ball trophies…then again, so could his future sister-in-law, Peta Murgatroyd.

The only other pro dancer who’s won over three trophies is Derek Hough, who isn’t on the show this season.

While we have no clue how each of the teams will perform just yet — the season starts on March 20th — we’re crossing fingers for Val!

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Do Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Have an Advantage to Win 'DWTS' Season 24?

Do Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Have an Advantage to Win 'DWTS' Season 24?

You might know Heather Morris as Brittany from Glee…but did you also know she was a backup dancer for Beyonce?

Some fans of Dancing With The Stars are calling an unfair advantage because she does have that professional dance background. But, her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy has a good argument for that.

“To say that we just have this massive advantage, I think so,” Maks shared on the press line.

“But I don’t think we’re the only ones that could pull off beautiful, beautiful numbers.”

He adds, “I’m ready for us to be scrutinized a little different and judged a little different and rightfully so, we’ll do our best.”

TELL JJJ: Do you think Heather and Maks still have an unfair advantage?

New Parents Maks Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd Are Both Returning For 'DWTS' Season 24!

New Parents Maks Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd Are Both Returning For 'DWTS' Season 24!

Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are officially coming back as pros for the upcoming 24th season of Dancing With the Stars!

The cute couple, who recently welcomed their first child, Shai, will face off against each other.

“I want to get my body back,” Peta told Us Weekly about why she wanted to return. “And I want to defend my title. I won two seasons ago and never got to come back.”

(If you remember, Peta won season 22 with partner Nyle DiMarco.)

Maks added, “I just want to support her and at the same time, maybe have some healthy competition in the family.”

Find out which other pros are coming back too!

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