Peta Murgatroyd’s son, Shai, 21 months, is a mama’s boy. “He’s in a big ‘mom stage’ right now,” the 32-year-old Aussie dancer reveals, noting that if he’s not in her arms, “he’ll get really grumpy.” But she wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s been pretty much all me! It’s awesome.” Murgatroyd, wed to Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 38, opens up about motherhood to Us.
Q: How is Shai?
He is so cute. I am obsessed with my son. I don’t know if that’s right to say, but I’m literally obsessed with him. I can’t wait to see his face in the morning; I make sure I’m up as soon as I hear him make a noise.
Q: Does he cry a lot?
No, only if he has something wrong, like a fever, God forbid, or something horrible that we’ll try to get rid of.
Q: Would you be open to returning to Dancing With the Stars?
Yeah, I wouldn’t say no to it. Honestly, it just has to do with scheduling and making sure that I have enough time for Shai, because the show is very demanding. It just has to be at the right time.
Q: Will he be getting a sibling?
I would love that. We’re talking about that. Again, scheduling!
For Murgatroyd(in LA on Sept. 26), “family definitely comes first,” she says.