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Peta Murgatroyd Suffered a Pregnancy Loss While Maksim Chmerkovskiy Was In Ukraine

Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd

While he was away, Peta told People that she had tested positive for COVID-19, saying, “I had no strength. I couldn’t open a dishwasher. I couldn’t open the fridge to feed [their 5-year-old son] Shai, to get him some toast. It got so bad that my breath was starting to be affected. It was really dramatic.”

She ended up in the hospital, and put Maks on speaker phone when the doctor came in the room.

“I thought he was going to reveal some really bad news. I was like, ‘What’s wrong?’ His face dropped. He said, ‘Did you know you were pregnant?’” Peta recalled from her October 2021 hospitalization.

“He heard the doctor say, ‘You’re pregnant,’” Peta recalled, but Maks unfortunately did not hear the news that she was suffering a pregnancy loss. “I ultimately had no idea [I was pregnant], which in hindsight was better for my recovery because I didn’t have that super joyous moment of, ‘I’m pregnant again!’ I just had the moment of, ‘You lost it.’”

Peta added, “I felt like I was dying, but then I obviously knew what had happened. It was just all too much for my body and I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t believe that this was happening to me.”

Maks added, “To not be there [with her]… it’s crazy. It makes you feel helpless.”

See the heartbreaking photos of Peta and Maks when they finally reunited after he was able to fly home to America after escaping Ukraine.

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