PETA MURGATROYD AND MAKS CHMERKOVSKIY WELCOME THEIR NEW SON RHIO

Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy started there new life as a family of four, welcoming their new son Rhio – 3 months old in June and Shai – 6 years old. They have given interviews regarding their new life as a family of 4 and how they are balancing their work and parenthood.

Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy's son Rhio
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Peta Murgatroyd, who is 37 years old, reflects on their transition to a family of four and describes it as an amazing and beautiful experience. They acknowledge that it has been busy and chaotic at times but express their love for this stage of life, emphasizing its precious and delicate nature.

Peta Murgatroyd emphasizes the importance of being present for their two boys and notes that their household is currently full of boys, even though they initially thought they would have a girl. Both parents express affection for their special son.


In just a few months, this couple has already created cherished memories with their newborn son, Rio. They recall the beautiful experience of bringing him home and the special moment when their older son, Shai, held Rio for the first time after a two-year wait. The first time Rio smiled at them was incredibly heartwarming.

Shai, who is six years old, has quickly formed a bond with his baby brother, even though he’s eagerly waiting for Rio to talk and play with him. Shai has been a great help, especially with making bottles, and his parents make sure he feels included during feedings.

Despite the challenges of being a mother of two, the mom is preparing to return to Dancing with the Stars for its 32nd season, her first since Rio’s arrival. Balancing a new baby, Shai in school, and dancing on the show is a lot to handle, so they’ve enlisted the help of a nanny and called in the grandparents for support.


In a recent interview, Peta Murgatroyd talks about her busy life as a mom. She mentions that they added a new puppy named Hachi to their family four months ago, making their house feel completely full. Despite the chaos, she manages to balance her responsibilities by spending quality time with her partner, Barry Williams, for five hours and then returning home to be the best mom she can be, feeling refreshed and ready for her mom duties.

Peta Murgatroyd believes it’s important for moms to have some time outside the house and not leave everything behind. In recent months, she and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, have been creating funny videos on Instagram, reflecting their sense of humor. Their son, Shai, enjoys being a part of these videos and eagerly asks when they’ll make another one. They emphasize that they don’t push Shai into it; they create these videos for the fun and joy they bring to their family.

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The couple recently teamed up with Hallmark and Venmo to launch Hallmark + Venmo Cards, offering a new way to give gifts. They see this partnership as a perfect fit for their busy, regular family life. Peta Murgatroyd values personalized cards and handwritten notes, but also appreciates the convenience of QR codes that quickly transfer money. She jokingly mentions that her husband, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, used to overlook the cards when giving gifts.

Maksim explains that for him, cards used to be just a way to hold cash, but now he appreciates the time-saving aspects of Hallmark. They both praise the collaboration as a smart combination of modern convenience and a personal touch, ideal for the year 2023.

While they haven’t chosen a holiday card yet, the couple expresses their desire to create a more formal family photo card now that they are a family of four. They’re excited about the idea of a holiday photoshoot and seem enthusiastic about it.

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