Peta Murgatroyd is finally opening up to the public about facing fertility issues. The “Dancing With The Stars” couple has been through three miscarriages in the past two years. The most recent was in October. Murgatroyd had to go through the whole ordeal while her husband Maksim Chmerkovskiy was away in Ukraine.
Murgatroyd Suffered From Miscarriage While Husband Was Stuck In Ukraine
In a recent interview, Murgatroyd shared how difficult it was, she said “I had no strength. I couldn’t open a dishwasher. I couldn’t open the fridge to feed (son) Shai, to get him some toast,”
She got admitted on suspicion of having COVID. Later on, the couple came to know that she had gotten pregnant and also suffered from a miscarriage. Chmerkovskiy was on the call when the doctor told them the news.
Murgatroyd said that “I ultimately had no idea (I was pregnant), which in hindsight was better for my recovery because I didn’t have that super joyous moment of, ‘I’m pregnant again’”.
Talking about how miscarriage is not talked about, Murgatroyd mentioned how she had planned to keep her miscarriages in the dark. But talking about it helped as she felt “I could breathe now”.
The couple has a 5-year-old kid named Shai with Chmerkovskiy. She said that a lot of the pressure she feels comes from social media where people ask her “every single day” when she would have another child.
Chmerkovskiy Fled From Ukraine
Chmerkovskiy felt “helpless” as he was all the way over in Ukraine. Since then, he has fled the war in Ukraine and is closer to Murgatroyd. He shared information about his evacuation on social media. He was able to flee to Poland before catching a flight to the USA. He has been showing support and solidarity with his home country by working closely with the Baranova 27 nonprofit organization.
The couple is happy to be reunited. Murgatroyd took to Instagram to share a happy picture of the couple reuniting at the airport. She captioned the picture “I have never hugged him so tight. Shaking and forever grateful. Now it’s time to heal. We cannot go back to our normal. Our lives are forever changed. We have a new normal, and that’s ok.”
Murgatroyd also shared in the same post that their sole focus is on the war.
More About The Couple
The couple first met on Broadway back in 2009. But nothing happened between them until they met again on the sets of Dancing With The Stars in 2012. In 2015, Chmerkovskiy asked Murgatroyd to marry her while performing onstage.
The couple certainly found their way to each other as dating was not planned. Murgatroyd said that dating “wasn’t even a thought that crossed my mind”.
The couple ended up getting married in July 2017. They had a small gathering of over 300 guests celebration in New York. They have only become closer after getting married. Murgatroyd said that “you become closer” after sharing memories and special moments together.
After facing a difficult few years with the miscarriages and the war, the couple is finally together again with their kid in the USA.