Val Chmerkovskiy's 'Dancing' Family Throws Him a Surprise Birthday Party

Rumer Willis, Maks Chmerskovskiy and Zendaya celebrate the star's 29th birthday

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There’s no doubt the Dancing with the Stars crew knows how to throw a party.

On Tuesday night, Val Chmerkovskiy‘s current partner Rumer Willis and former partner Zendaya Coleman gathered along with the pro’s brother Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater and Cheryl Burke to surprise him at Aventine Trattoria in Hollywood for his 29th birthday.

“When he walked in the door at 8:30, everyone shouted ‘Happy birthday!'” says a partygoer. “They all ran up to give him a hug and show their love for him on his special day.”

Guests at the bash grooved to old-school tunes and got their tarot cards read while sipping a customized Ciroc vodka cocktail with Caffeinated Club named “The Valentin” in honor of the birthday boy.

They also tucked into margherita pizzas, mini meatballs, grilled chicken and gnocchi in between songs.

At the end of the night, Chmerkovskiy was presented with a tiramisu cake complete with sparklers.

“Everyone joined in to sing ‘Happy Birthday,’ ” says the guest. “He had the best night.”

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