Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd: Expecting First Child!

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Peta Murgatroyd just took home the Season 22 Mirror Ball title with Nyle DiMarco on Tuesday night's Dancing With the Stars results show.

But she has even bigger news to celebrate today ...

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd

Peta and her fiance, former Dancing With the Stars staple Maksim Chmerkovskiy, are expecting their first child together, Us confirms. 

It's a ballroom baby!

Murgatroyd, 29, and Chmerkovskiy, 36, got engaged in December 2015 when the Ukraine native got down on one knee on stage in Miami.

"I'm in love with you and I want to be in love with you for the rest of my life," he said during a performance of Sway at the Olympia Theater.

"Will you marry me?"

Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy dated for 10 months in 2012 and 2013, then broke it off before they rekindled the romance in early 2015.

Maks, who was previously engaged to another DWTS pro in Karina Smirnoff, and who dated Kate Upton, has ... softened a bit lately.

This winter, she gushed over him, "I've always said he has the most incredible generosity. He wants to take care of everybody that he knows."

"He has an incredible sense of humor when you get to see it," she said. "I think that his bad-boy image is slowly kind of drifting away."

"That harsh Maksim image. He's the biggest teddy bear you'll ever meet underneath that Ukrainian look. I just love him," Peta continued.

"Everything about him."

"He’s just a great man."

Murgatroyd alluded earlier this year that she and her partner were ready for kids - two or three, to be exact, should they be so blessed.

The Dancing With the Stars standout added: "[Maks is] somebody that I’ve always seen as being a great father and a great husband."

Looks like he's on the road to becoming both now, with no turning back! Congrats to the pair and all the celebrities expecting in 2016!

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