Peta Murgatroyd is ready to defend her title… just months after welcoming baby Shai with her fianc├â┬⌐ Maksim Chmerkovskiy!
As you may remember, the 30-year-old was pregnant when she won her second Dancing With The Stars trophy last May with model Nyle DiMarco — and she admits it was a long eight months without stepping on the dance floor.
But now the new mom is getting back into action, with the help of Maks who put up mirrors all around their basement, and enlisted the help of instructors from his Dance With Me studio.
The 37-year-old told Us Weekly:
“I just pawned her off to them. I was like, ├óΓé¼╦£I’m not going to be the guy telling her what to do after she just gave birth!'”
While the full cast will be revealed on Good Morning America on March 1, Maks is thrilled his bride-to-be (come July!) will be rejoining him on the show:
“Most people start using the stairs instead of the elevator at nine weeks postpartum ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ this one is going to be dancing full-out.”
“I just want to support her and at the same time, maybe have some healthy competition in the family.”
As for Miz Murgatroyd, she’s both excited and nervous about her big return as a momma:
“I want to get my body back. And I want to defend my title. I won two seasons ago and never got to come back.”
But, the dancer also admitted:
“I’m not looking forward to having huge boobs on the show. I’ve never had massive knockers before and I don’t really know how we’ll tie them down! I actually contacted the costume designer and said, ├óΓé¼╦£We need to have a meeting about this!'”
We can’t wait to see who else will be joining these love birds on the full cast! Stay tuned!