Peta Murgatroyd may’ve competed on Dancing With The Stars only a couple of months after giving birth, but that doesn’t mean she felt like herself. For a frank interview with Fit Pregnancy and Baby, the professional dancer opened up about her life after welcoming son Shai into the world. Go on!
On the 40 pounds she gained while pregnant with her little one, the blonde stunner shared:
“I still looked five months pregnant right after I gave birth…A friend who came to the hospital said, ├óΓé¼╦£Oh, you sure there’s not another one in there?’ I laughed, then went into the bathroom and cried. I’d just had this beautiful kid. I was high on life. That was a joke that I didn’t need to hear. Back home, I didn’t recognize my body. I had massive DDD boobs. It was overwhelming. So I posted a selfie on Instagram as a way to reach out to other women. I’m a dancer who is usually pretty damn fit, and I looked like a different person. Now I know you have to give yourself time.”
Wise words. And although Nick Viall‘s dance partner felt she still had some baby weight to shed, she thought it was important to return to work no matter what her size was. She continued:
“I still had 20 to 25 extra pounds on me. It was tough. But now, even with 10 pounds to go, I feel good. I want to show women you should be proud of where you are. Don’t always look into the future, or you’ll miss the now. That said, I’d love to have my pre-baby boobs back by my wedding day!”
Speaking of Peta’s wedding, the mother-of-one is more than ready to wed her fianc├â┬⌐, fellow DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy. In fact, Maks’ lady told the mag they’ll be tying the knot in Long Island sometime this June. Awww!
And it sounds like Peta has truly found her soulmate as she gushed:
“We know we’re together forever. Shai is the basis of our love, and we’re just so happy.”
We’re not crying, you are!
Honestly, we’re more than ready to see the adorable wedding pics from Peta and Maksim’s (upcoming) wedding. We mean, they’re gonna put little Shai in a baby tuxedo, right?? Oh, we hope so…
[Image via Fit Pregnancy and Baby.]