Jenna Johnson And Peta Murgatroyd Open Up About Plans To Expand Their FamiliesPublished on March 17, 2020.
Jenna Johnson and Peta Murgatroyd might soon be pregnancy buddies!
The duo recently sat down with PEOPLE Now alongside their husbands – Val and Maks Chmerkovskiy – where they revealed why they want to conceive around the same time.
“I want to be … not miserable alone but [have a] buddy!” said Johnson, who tied the knot with Val last April.
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Concurrently, Peta and Maks are looking to expand their family that already includes 3-year0old son Shai Aleksander. The couple want at least four kids in total.
“[I want to have] at least three [biological] and then adopt after that. That’s what we were thinking,” Peta said.
“With the second one, hopefully [we have] a daughter so I also have a child,” Maks joked, adding the couple’s son is a “mama’s boy.”
But in all seriousness, “It’s a beautiful thing,” Maks said of parenthood. “We also want to have more kids. [We didn’t plan] it but this is something that’s a dream come true, so why not coming true with other dreams?”
“We welcome the opportunity and [are] looking forward to it, for sure,” he added.
By seeing Maks as a dad, Val has “learned” that fatherhood really “changes you, as cliché as it sounds.”
“He’s grown up a lot, he’s changed a lot, in the best way possible,” Val said, praising his older brother Maks.
“I shave more often, ’cause [Shai] doesn’t like me [unshaven],” Maks quipped of how having a child has changed him in some physical ways. “That’s what you learn. [I’ll say], ‘I want a kiss!’ and he’s like, ‘No, Papa, no.’ “
“We grew up with amazing parents,” Val said. “Our father is a hero for us and so I’ve always looked at him as somebody that I couldn’t wait to be, as well. So I can’t wait to be a father, and watching Maks become the father that he is has been very motivating for me, as well.”