Peta Murgatroyd Says Miscarriage Put ‘Dark Cloud’ Over ‘DWTS’

How she managed. Peta MurgatroydWhile working on the project, she suffered one of her miscarriages. Dancing With the Stars, and now she’s opening up about how it affected her work.

“My last season that I was on there was [with] Vernon Davis, and that’s when my first miscarriage happened,” the ballroom pro, 35, exclusively told Us WeeklyMonday, 27 June. “I feel it just kind of dampened the show for me just a little bit, and it kind of just put a dark cloud over everything.”

The 38-year-old former NFL player and New Zealand native were eliminated fifth on season 29 of ABC’s series. It aired in September 2020. Murgatroyd attributes her disappointing finale to what was happening in her private life at the time.

“I felt I just didn’t have the best season that season because of everything,” she told Use.

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The Peta Jane Beauty founder hasn’t returned to DWTS since then, but she hasn’t ruled it out — and she would do it while pregnant.

“I was nine weeks pregnant when I won with Nyle [DiMarco],” Murgatroyd said, referring to her season 22 win, which aired in 2016. “I was extremely tired, but I was fine. I wasn’t, like, nauseous or anything, so I would totally do it.”

The choreographer has a 5-year-old son named Shai with her husband Maksim ChmerkovskiyRecently,, revealed that she had suffered three miscarriages within two years, with her most recent occurring in October 2021. Her first pregnancy loss occurred in 2020 while she was shopping for Whole Foods.

“I was sitting in the bathroom sobbing. I’m surprised nobody walked in because I was crying so heavily and wailing, one of those deep cries,” she told Peopleearlier in the month. “That was something that will probably live with me for the rest of my life, being on that toilet by myself, knowing what was happening and not being able to stop it.”

Murgatroyd and the 42-year-old Ukrainian native are using in vitro fertilation to try to conceive another baby. The Burn the FloorStar shared her IVF experiences in Instagram posts and was open about the whole process.

“I feel really hopeful,” the dancer told UseThis is the result of the process. “We had a lot of follicles and a lot of eggs retrieved, so I’m crossing my fingers. I would love two good ones.”

Is that a sign she and Chmerkovskiy want twins? “Maybe. I’m still discussing that with Maks,” she told Use. “That’s a huge difference. Huge!”

Christina Garibaldi reporting

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