AceShowbiz - %cPeta Murgatroyd%, 29, and %cMaksim Chmerkovskiy%, 36, officially announce that they're expecting their first child together. She is due to give birth early next year. She shows off her baby bump in an Instagram picture that showed her fiance kissing her growing belly.
"We couldn't be happier," the mom-to-be wrote in the caption. "Baby Chmerkovskiy is coming." In the latest issue of PEOPLE, her baby daddy added, "I can't wait to provide this baby with the tools to become a beautiful, kind person. And they'll have the best sneaker collection."
The couple got engaged in December. "The timing is perfect, actually," Murgatroyd said of her pregnancy. "I'll have the baby in January and then I'll still have about six months to prepare for the wedding." Maksim chimed in, "The baby will make a wonderful addition to the wedding party. A wonderful, tiny addition."
"I'm looking forward to nurturing something and just having the baby be the center of our world. I'm looking forward to putting all our energy into this beautiful soul," the dad-to-be continued.
The pregnancy leaked last month, but the couple decided to keep it hush-hush. Murgatroyd said, "The first people we told were our parents. We skyped them and they were all extraordinarily elated. They have been waiting for this for so long. My parents have wanted me to be pregnant for so long and Maks has been wanting a baby for a long time. I can't wait to be a mom!"
However, keeping it secret from her "Dancing with the Stars" partner %cNyle DiMarco% wasn't easy. "I was so sick," she explained. "Nyle would see me falling asleep on the couches and on the floor of the rehearsal studio. He'd look at me like, 'What's going on?' And I'd go, 'Oh, I'm just tired.' "
She revealed another complication, "I had to make sure my costumes were hiding it as much as possible, but a couple of people noticed." One of those people was DiMarco. "Nyle actually came up to me and wrote me a text that said, 'I know,' " she recalled. "I just lost it laughing because he had known for about two weeks and didn't say anything to me."
Despite her morning sickness, Peta Murgatroyd won "DWTS" with Nyle DiMarco.