Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovskiy find themselves occupied with numerous responsibilities. The professional dancers from Dancing with the Stars recently discussed their collaboration with Hallmark and Venmo, shedding light on their new life as a family of four. They welcomed their son, Rio, three months ago in June, and they shared insights on how they have been managing their work and parenthood. Murgatroyd, aged 37, expresses her delight in transitioning to a family of four, describing it as an incredible experience. She acknowledges that it can be busy and chaotic at times, but she finds it beautiful and amazing.
The significance of cherishing
She emphasizes her love for this stage of their lives, recognizing its preciousness and delicacy. Murgatroyd emphasizes the importance of cherishing these moments, as they cannot be relived. Chmerkovskiy, aged 43, concurs with Murgatroyd's sentiments, stating that they are currently a household filled with boys. He admits that they initially anticipated having a girl, but they have come to appreciate their special boy, Rio. Although it has only been a few months, the couple has already created cherished memories with Rio.
The moment that has been eagerly anticipated
Murgatroyd expresses her fondness for one particular moment with the newborn, stating, Without a doubt, bringing him home was one of my favorite times. The entire birthing experience was undeniably beautiful. A significant and eagerly awaited moment for the couple was when they witnessed Shai holding Rio for the first time. Murgatroyd describes this as an exceptionally special moment, as they had been anticipating it for two years. She also mentions how her heart melted when Rio smiled at her for the first time. In addition to Rio, the couple also has a six-year-old son named Shai, who has already formed a bond with his baby brother.
She conveys her appreciation
Murgatroyd explains that Shai eagerly awaits the day when Rio can talk and play with him, although she acknowledges that it will take some time for Rio to reach those milestones. Murgatroyd expresses her gratitude for Shai's incredible help in preparing bottles for Rio. She ensures that Shai never feels excluded during feeding times, emphasizing that he is an integral part of their family and receives her undivided attention. Despite the challenges of balancing a new baby and Shai attending school, Murgatroyd will be returning to the ballroom for season 32 of Dancing with the Stars.
They sought the assistance of their parents
This upcoming season will mark her inaugural one following the arrival of Rio, and she readily acknowledges that it will entail considerable demands. Consequently, they have sought the aid of their parents and engaged the services of a nanny to provide assistance throughout this bustling period. She states that they acquired a new puppy four months ago, referring to their dog Hachi.
Producing humorous brief videos
This allows me to feel rejuvenated. Murgatroyd further expresses her readiness to fulfil her maternal responsibilities. Therefore, I find it advantageous to briefly leave the house. During the recent months, Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy have ventured into creating comedic short videos on Instagram. Chmerkovskiy explains that these videos align with their sense of humour.
The mutual consensus to establish
We do not apply any form of coercion on him to partake in any of the aforementioned activities. In the event that he is not inclined or unwilling to participate, we acknowledge and honor his decision. While I may have initiated the idea, we collectively agreed to create these humorous videos as they bring us joy and laughter. Recently, the duo has collaborated with Hallmark and Venmo for the launch of Hallmark + Venmo Cards, which offers a novel way of gifting. This partnership is a genuine and natural fit for us.
Highly value the convenience
As a regular and hardworking family, we appreciate the convenience of a scanned QR code that instantly transfers funds to your account, while also valuing the personal touch of handwritten notes and personalized cards, Murgatroyd explains. The couple has not yet reached a decision regarding their holiday card for this year. However, they express their desire to opt for a more formal approach, given that they are now a family of four. Murgatroyd suggests that they incorporate a family photo shoot into their holiday card this year, in addition to the customary handwritten cards.