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).
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd‘s new baby son, Shai Aleksander is just about the cutest human ever!
The Dancing With The Stars pro dancers showed off their newborn son early this morning on Good Morning America, following it up with his first official photo on Peta‘s Fam & Glam website.
“This past month and a half we’ve tried to keep Shai to ourselves, like our little secret that only we get to enjoy – but babies aren’t secrets and keeping him hidden away forever isn’t realistic of healthy,” Peta writes.
She added later on, “We’re finally ready to share Shai with the world.”
Amazing news – Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are officially parents to a baby boy!
The couple welcomed their son today, in the early morning hours, and announced the news via Twitter.
“Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy,” Maksim tweeted, along with the date and time of their son’s birth.
The couple let the world know that the baby was on the way last night by posting photos from the hospital!
Congrats to the happy couple on the wonderful new baby. We can’t wait to see a photo!