Peta Murgatroyd is opening up in gut-wrenching detail about her miscarriage and the story will speak to so
so many parents. Murgatroyd and her husband Maks Chmerkovskiy recounted their experience to PEOPLE
explaining that it all started when Murgatroyd tested positive for COVID.
“I had no strength. I couldn’t open a dishwasher. I couldn’t open the fridge to feed [her son] Shai, to get him some toast,” the dancer recalled.
“It got so bad that my breath was starting to be affected. It was really dramatic.”
Chmerkovskiy was in Ukraine at the time, serving as a judge on Dancing with the Stars, when Murgatroyd ended up in the hospital.
He was put on the phone after she arrived and given the heartbreaking news. They had lost their baby.
Murgatroyd explained to PEOPLE that her body was not able take on the early stages of pregnancy and COVID at the same time.
This was the third miscarriage she experienced, one of which happened in a Whole Foods bathroom stall during the fall of 2020.
“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,” Murgatroyd recounted.