Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are one step closer to becoming parents to two kids.
“It’s going really well,” Murgatroyd Said “Entertainment Tonight” About the in vitro fertilization journey while attending the 2022 ESPY Awards on Wednesday.
“We’re so excited. We’re kind of in the final stages of this. There should be – fingers crossed – a pregnancy very soon.”
When asked how IVF has affected her marriage, Murgatroyd, 36, shared that she and Chmerkovskiy, 42, are still going strong despite their fertility struggles.
“You hear horror stories about it—marriages falling apart, all that stuff. It’s so dramatic, but it’s not there,” she said.
“But yeah, there’s been a few times where I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I can’t believe I’m doing this.’ But honestly, we’re good. This is the way for us.”
However, Chmerkovskiy admitted that he was initially on the fence about sharing his IVF story on social media.
“I doubted its openness and [asked], ‘How open do we want to be?’ Now I Realize Why People Struggle With It Because It’s A Taboo To Talk About [about it]”He explained to “ET”.
“A lot of people need to understand that if you know it’s an option it’s probably going to leave a lot of drama.”
Meanwhile, Murgatroyd realized that being open about IVF would help get rid of any shame surrounding it.
“It feels good to share it,” she said. “It’s not like, ‘Oh, look at me, look at me!’ It’s like, ‘After all, I can say something and not feel closed and not feel bad about it and not feel lonely.’ It looks great.”
The “Dancing with the Stars” couple are already parents to 5-year-old son Shai.
In June, Murgatroyd revealed that she’s had three miscarriages in the past two years. Reflecting on her experience, she said she was “embarrassed” and “embarrassed” before.
“I am someone who takes pride in health and wellness,” he told people, “I exercise every single day. But as I realized, it doesn’t really go hand in hand with the reproductive system.”
Meanwhile, Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy prepare to welcome a new niece or nephew.
The Ukraine native’s brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, is expecting his first child with wife Jenna Johnson.
“We’ve been waiting for this for them for so long,” Murgatroyd told “ET” on Wednesday. “They’ve wanted it for so long. When they finally told us, it was an absolute delight. They’re so ready, [they’ve] Been ready for years.”
“Even if they’re not, I can’t wait to be an uncle — and to let Val know what it’s like,” Maxim joked.