Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy is ready for his close up.

A little over a month after his birth, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd's first child has officially made his television debut on Good Morning America.

The ballroom couple shared their son with the world Friday morning during a taped sit-down interview on the program as they talked everything from their son's future career to the couple's upcoming wedding. First things first—who does the baby look like? 

"I was hoping that he'd look like me and have her personality, so I'm just worried a little bit now because he looks like her," Maksim quipped to ABC's Paula Faris

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, Good Morning America


Jokes aside, the star duo was hesitant to put their son in the spotlight immediately. "It's nerve-racking because I specifically wanted to keep him very private from the beginning because we just want to keep him for ourselves," Peta explained on the show. Still, with a high-profile life like theirs, it would be virtually impossible to keep the newborn entirely hidden. 

"There's going to come a time where he's going to be with us walking hand-in-hand down the street and everyone's going to be able to see him," she said during the interview. "There's so many moments and opportunities that are gonna come up very soon where you just, you can't hide him any longer."

Peta Murgatroyd, Instagram


While little Shai still has a while to go before he takes his first steps down the street, the proud first-time parents are already thinking about their son's future career. If he's not interested in the dance floor, the couple will be more than pleased. 

"I hope never," Maksim told Faris of any potential ballroom aspirations. "I'm thinking a billion dollar contract [in the NBA]."

As the stars adjusted to parenthood, Peta also had to get acclimated with her post-pregnancy body. "I left the hospital literally looking five months pregnant and at first I was like, 'Oh, wow,' like I was a little disappointed," she revealed during the conversation. "I just realized that this—I just did the most beautiful thing that a woman can produce and do in life and I need to just suck it up, move on and, you know, not worry about the little things."

Instead, the 30-year-old New Zealand native has plenty more to focus on now, including her son and her upcoming nuptials. 

"It's going to be three days with 300 people, so it's a lot," she said on camera. Plus, they're trying to figure out how to get the most important guest—their son—down the aisle on their special day. 

"It's not about me anymore. It is all about Shai," she declared, also releasing official photos of her baby boy on her new blog. "I'm okay with it."

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