Peta Jane Murgatroyd is a professional Latin dancer who holds dual Australian and American citizenship. She gained recognition for her role in the global tour of the dance show “Burn the Floor,” which also had a successful run on Broadway. Peta is most famous for her multiple victories as a dancer on the American version of “Dancing with the Stars,” where she and her partners have claimed the top prize on two occasions.
Recently, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Latin Night saw Peta Murgatroyd and Barry Williams facing low scores and a bleeped expletive moment. Despite the challenges, they avoided the bottom two, while Adrian Peterson and Jamie Lynn Spears found themselves there with a lower score. In this article, we will delve deeper into the subject and explore it further.
Moving into her personal life, Peta Murgatroyd and her husband, Maks Chmerkovskiy transformed their friendship into a romantic partnership, encountered obstacles, celebrated the arrival of two children, and persistently nurtured their affection while thriving in their respective careers. This article will also explore their relationship journey.
Inside Peta Murgatroyd And Husband Maks Chmerkovskiy’s Relationship
Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, both renowned for their roles on “Dancing with the Stars,” first crossed paths in 2009 while performing on Broadway. Their initial connection was purely platonic, but they later reconnected on the show in 2011, sparking a romance in the following year. Despite a brief breakup, the couple reunited in 2013, eventually getting engaged on the DWTS stage in 2015.
Peta and Maks’ welcomed their first child, Shai Aleksander, in 2017 and secretly tied the knot the same year. The couple went through fertility challenges, including a miscarriage, before announcing their second pregnancy. Their son, Rio John, arrived in 2023. Throughout their journey, they’ve remained deeply in love and supportive of each other, both personally and professionally.
Murgatroyd And Her Husband Maks Reflect On Their Favorite Wedding Memory: ‘An Unforgettable Experience’ (Exclusive)
Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, both former contestants on “Dancing with the Stars,” fondly reminisce about their wedding day. Peta, reflecting on their special day, recalls her focus on not tripping over her wedding dress as she walked down the aisle. She jokingly admits that she sometimes struggles to remember their anniversary, much to Maksim’s playful teasing.
Maksim humorously questions Peta about her favorite wedding memory, prompting her to recall the feeling of standing at the altar with their officiant, Greg, who married them. Maksim playfully nudges her about not mentioning him in her response. Peta explains that she was nervous while walking down the aisle, which distracted her.
The couple tied the knot on July 8, 2017, at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York, fulfilling a dream of having their wedding in a castle. Val Chmerkovskiy, Maksim’s brother and fellow “DWTS” professional, served as the best man, and other guests with “DWTS” connections, such as Tony Dovolani, Rumer Willis, Sharna Burgess, Jenna Johnson, Nyle DiMarco, and Candace Cameron Bure, were also in attendance.
Maksim fondly recalls the moment when he saw Peta walking up the aisle, describing it as breathtaking. Their first dance at the wedding was a simple, heartfelt slow number, followed by Maksim serenading his bride while their friends performed a choreographed dance.
Surprise Cursing Incident And Shocking Elimination On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Latin Night With Low Scores
During the second week of ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ Peta Murgatroyd and actor Barry Williams faced a significant improvement challenge after their initial score of 16. They worked diligently on their Cha-Cha performance to “Oye Como Va” by Tito Puente. However, they were taken aback when judge Carrie Ann Inaba awarded them a low score of 5.
After this score was revealed, there was a moment of silence on the ABC broadcast as Murgatroyd appeared to express her frustration with an expletive, which was bleeped out during the live telecast. Surprisingly, despite their struggles, Murgatroyd and Williams did not end up in the bottom two. Instead, the controversial dancer of the season, Adrian Peterson, found himself in the bottom alongside Jamie Lynn Spears.
Peterson’s package for the week aimed to connect with the audience by showcasing his life at home and introducing partner Britt Stewart to his newborn baby. Their routine received a score of 15, which was three points lower than their first-week performance.