Val Chmerkovskiy is enjoying uncle-hood.
“[He’s] amazing! Very handsome, like the parents,” Chmerkovskiy said of his brother’s baby boy during a Tuesday appearance on Good Morning America.
“It’s a blessing. It’s changed the dynamic of my family. It’s changed my brother. His name is Shai Chmerkovskiy, which is very unusual because this is the very first Shai Chmerkovskiy ever.”
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Maksim announced the birth in a Twitter post, revealing that Shai arrived at 5:34 a.m. on Jan. 4.
“This is, without a doubt, the best thing that has ever happened to us!” the couple said in a statement.
Now, Val is enjoying his role in the baby’s life.
“I’m trying to be the best uncle I can be,” he says. “I want to spoil him. I don’t think he really understands much right now. But as soon as he’s able to comprehend the love that he has around him, I think he’s going to be a very spoiled young man.”
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The new parents have not shared any clear photos of the little boy — in fact, Maksim, 37, recently sent a message to the paparazzi in an Instagram post, writing that getting a good glimpse of the new baby is “Not gonna happen!”
“Real life: I took this photo 8 days post birth. I left the hospital looking 5 months pregnant,” she wrote. “Many people think a woman should shrink right back to her pre-birth weight immediately. That is just not the truth for most.”