Dancing with the Stars
professionals Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd appeared on Good Morning America
for a very special, non-dance reason: to introduce their son. A little
over a month ago, Peta and Maks welcomed their first child, a son named
Shai Aleksander, and the parents and baby were featured in a segment at
their home in New Jersey.
The full interview is filled with sweet and adorable moments as the two express their love for their son. In one of the lighter moments, both Maks and Peta reveal that they do NOT want their son following in their dancing footsteps. Instead, Maks would prefer he become a basketball player, mostly for the money.
They also get more serious in the interview, particularly when Peta discusses the struggles of postpartum weight loss. The two are even planning their wedding, which is still going to be a big three-day, 300-person affair.
As for Dancing with the Stars
, they left it vague about whether or not either of them would be competing this season, but with a wedding and a new baby, they said there are more important things to focus on.
Peta Murgatroyd later posted photos of Shai Aleksander on Instagram.
The new cast of Dancing with the Stars
season 24 will be reveled on Good Morning America Wednesday, March 1.(Image courtesy of Instagram, video courtesy of ABC)