“Right now we’re figuring out what is going on,” Chmerkovskiy, 36, told reporters backstage after Monday’s episode of DWTS.
“For the longest time, [Peta] was, like, ‘The body parts are getting bigger!’ Or she would have morning sickness — we got lucky and she never really threw up, but she felt yucky — and she would say, ‘What’s wrong with me?’ “
But Chmerkovskiy has done his best to calm his fiancée’s nerves.
“I would tell her, ‘We know exactly what it is. You’re pregnant and congratulations,’ ” he said.
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Chmerkovskiy is making sure to cater to Murgatroyd, 30, who expects to give birth to their first son together in January.
“Peta’s a strong sort of independent character,” he said. “But it’s not like, ‘Oh, I want this and I want that.’ She doesn’t voice her needs like that. She’s like, ‘Just surprise me with spoils.’ ”
And he loves spoiling her with whatever she wants — but that doesn’t include junk food.
“She doesn’t have cravings of Burger King and McDonald’s,” Chmerkovskiy said. “She has cravings of 5 star restaurants, grass-feed organic kobe beef.”
As for if he thinks his future son will have a similar palate, “I’m trying to understand if that’s where it leads to,” he says.
— Patrick Gomez