Peta Murgatroyd & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Welcome First Child!

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There's a special new addition to the Dancing With the Stars family!

Dance pro Peta Murgatroyd has given birth to her first child with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, her co-star on the ABC competition and partner in life.

No word yet on their baby's DWTS debut ... but we know the name!

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd Photo

The 30-year-old Murgatroyd gave birth in the early hours of January 4, 2017, as confirmed by the proud papa himself soon after.

Chmerkovskiy took to Twitter to announce the news to his followers, as well as the baby's name and gender: It's a BOY!

The popular DWTS pro, clearly over the moon, tweeted:

"Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy 01/04/17 5:34am."

Maksim Chermovskiy Baby Tweet

Based on how quickly he shared the news, it's clear he is a proud father and is ecstatic about what the future holds for himself and his family. 

This is one of the best moments of his life, or anyone's, so it's only natural that Chmerkovskiy would opt to share it with his fans. 

The exciting new arrival was later confirmed via a spokesperson for the couple to celebrity news magazine US Weekly

"We can confirm that Peta and Maks have had their baby boy, Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy, born on Wednesday, January 4th at 5:34 a.m."

Maksim Photo

"Per the couple," the statement continued, "'This is, without a doubt, the best thing that has ever happened to us!'"

Considering Chmerkovskiy already took to Twitter to confirm the news, the statement was not needed, but at least we know his Twitter has not been hacked. 

That seems to be happening to celebrities all too often these days. 

It's getting pretty ridiculous. 

Maksim Chmerkovskiy And Peta Murgatroyd Are Back!

Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy were dating off and on from 2012, but they solidified their relationship in December 2015.

They got engaged and are now planning to marry this July. 

Both Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy have been staples on Dancing with the Stars, with both of them up there as some of the best dancers on the show. 

Chmerkovskiy most recently partnered with reality star Amber Rose to try and help her win the competition, but she did not make it very far. 

Through no fault of his, though; Maks is known for being a great teacher, and often draws difficult celebrity assignments as a result.

Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

He won his first and only Mirror Ball with Meryl Davis in 2015.

We would like to extend our congratulations to the new parents. Will their child follow suit and become a dancing phenomenon?

And which other celebrities and celebrity couples will join them in parenthood as they're expecting babies this calendar year?

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