Dancing With the Stars sweethearts Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd will probably have to start rehearsing their wedding dance soon.
Chmerkovskiy proposed on the DWTS dance floor on Saturday, right after a performance of Sway at the Olympia Theater in Miami. Murgatroyd, 29, was surprised when Chmerkovskiy, 35, got on his knees and popped the question in front of the audience and other dancers.
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“I’m in love with you, and I will be in love with you for the rest of my life,” Chmerkovskiy told his soon-to-be-wife. Then he presented Peta Murgatroyd with a lovely custom-made Cantamessa engagement ring, which he designed especially for his fiancée.
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“Maks' romantic proposal is something I will cherish for the rest of my life,” Peta Murgatroyd said of Chmerkovskiy’s proposal. In a brief interview with People she said that she is excited for the next chapter of their lives together and that she can’t wait to plan for her dream wedding with him.
A source told People that the pro dancers have weathered many obstacles in their relationship. They have been on and off since 2012, but Maks Chmerkovskiy never stopped wanting to be around Peta Murgatroyd.
Friends and family members of the Dancing with the Stars pros took to Instagram to congratulate the happy couple.
Dancing with the Stars Sharna Burgess shared her excitement on the photo-sharing site. “So this just happened!!!! Ahhhhh I'm so excited for my loves!! @maksimc and @petamurgatroyd it's about bloody time!!!! Congratulations you two!!!”
Meanwhile, Chmerkovskiy's brother, Val penned a heartwarming congratulatory message for the pair, saying Peta Murgatroyd is now his sister and the “second most important woman” in his life.
I love the two of you with all my heart. you have my brothers loyalty, heart. his one and only for the rest of his life. you're family now and that makes you my sister, the second most important woman in my life. what's mine is yours. Forever and always. Petachka your team got numbers now ??? #trapqueenfolife #famovereverything @petamurgatroyd @maksimc
“For years I knew Peta is the one for me,” shared Chmerkovskiy. “She is the perfect fit with my family and she has made me a very happy man.”