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Maks Chmerkovskiy wants 'a squad of kids' with pregnant wife Peta Murgatroyd: 'We're not done!'


Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are planning to have more kids.
The 44-year-old dancer has been married to his 'Dancing with the Stars' co-star Peta, 37, since 2017 and the couple already has Shai, 7, and seven-month-old Rio together and announced earlier this month that they are expecting their third but he has now insisted they are "not done" yet and that they eventually want to have a "squad" of children together.
He told UsWeekly: "We did have a conversation afterwards, that was off-camera. … I asked Peta because she’s looking to me for validation also because we are doing this together. I’m like, ‘Well, do you feel like, ‘Oh my God, what are we doing? Or do you feel, like, oh my God, what a blessing?’ And she’s like, ‘No, I’m definitely more, oh my God, what a blessing.’ I’m like, ‘Well, let’s just focus on that and let’s go with it.’
"I really am because I’m also looking at my friends who had kids earlier who have now out, actually, I sat on the plane with somebody.
"He has a 19, 17, 15 and then an 8 and a 6, and I’m like, ‘Bro, you really went out.’ He was like, ‘Yeah.’ But then he showed him to me. I’m like, ‘That’s what I want.’ I want Peta with a squad behind her that she made. And me, somewhere there in the room."
Maks added that his eldest son is so far feeling "great" about having another little brother or sister but thinks he might come to realise just what his parents have done in years to come amid the chaos of growing up as a teenager.
He said: "I mean, he’s like, ‘Yeah, great,’ [and] kept it moving, “I think it’s how we present it. If we present it in a neurotic, ‘Oh my God, what are we going to do?’ He’s going to have that reaction. No, it’s like, ‘Hey, we’re having another one.’ Great. He’ll realize later when he’s like a teenager, ‘What have you done? Why are there all of this? So what is happening here? Why am I supposed to be here with all of them?"