Dancing with the Stars Champions always has an amazing place in the spotlight, as does Peta Murgatroyd. The blonde bombshell first became known as a member of the cast of the TV dance production “Burn the Floor”, but only came to the fore after winning the dance show competition twice.
Besides dancing, Peta Murgatroyd is also very successful as a businesswoman. She has her own line of skincare products called Peta Jane. Here you will find everything you need to know about beauty, including her age, height, wealth and more.
Who is Peta Murgatroyd and How Old is She?
Peta was born in New Zealand on 14 July 1986. She grew up in Perth, Western Australia. She took an interest in dancing as a child and enrolled to learn classical ballet. After years of training, Peta broke off her ballet training to heal from an ankle injury. Later she made a comeback, but this time she shifted her focus to Latin American dance. In 2002 she became Amateur Latin American National Champion, and the following year she won the title again with a second-place at the Great World Championships in the city.
Later Peta Murgatroyd joined the Burn the Floor dance production and began traveling around for dance performances. In 2009, when the dance company got a place on Broadway, Murgatroyd was the main dancer. In 2011 she joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars as one of the dancers in the 12th season. Later she became a regular member of the professional cast in the 13th season. Her first dance partner in the show was basketball player Metta World Peace, but unfortunately, they were the first to be removed in the show. This unsuccessful effort did not make Peta give up her dream. She tried again in the 14th season, where she danced as a professional dancer next to the football player Donald Driver. Good enough for her and her partner to emerge as winners, making her the second professional dancer to win after last season.
Peta Murgatroyd’s Net Worth
Besides dancing, Peta has also put acting in the foreground. Recently she finished her first leading role in the movie “Faith Hope & Love”. She hopes to get involved in more acting projects in the future. Peta also earns a lot of money with the introduction of her radiant tanning care products.
Her other efforts in addition to those mentioned above have earned her an estimated $400 thousand dollars.
Her Husband (Maksim Chmerkovskiy)
Peta Murgatroyd is married to the dancer of the stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The two met for the first time at the Broadway dance show Burn the Floor, when Maksim performed with his ex-fiancée Karina as the main actor of the show. The two didn’t talk much to each other, but Peta felt that Maksim was a dominating Russian. This impression changed quickly after she was signed on Dancing with the Stars and met him again.
Their relationship began in 2012 after their first casual dinner outing where they discussed some questions regarding the TV show Dancing with the Stars. During the outing, they started flirting, laughing and finally kissing each other good night. This became the beginning of a beautiful relationship when Maksim proposed to her in 2015 during a performance of SWAY: A dance trilogy in Miami. In 2017, the duo walked to the altar in a castle decorated with pink roses and filled with 300 guests (including family and friends).
The couple shared a son named Shai Aleksander, who was born on January 4, 2017.
Peta’s dashing husband is Ukrainian and was born on January 17, 1980. Yes, he is six years older than his wife Peta Murgatroyd. Just like his wife, he started his dancing career at the age of 4. His younger brother Valentine Chmerkovskiy is also a professional dancer. Maksim was trained in both Latin and ballroom dancing. After moving to New York, the USA with his family as a teenager, he started dancing to entertain customers in a local Russian restaurant. Today he has become a professional dancer to be reckoned with.
Height and Body Measurement
As a professional dancer, Peta makes sure that her tummy stays taut and that it remains incredibly firm even after the birth of a child. She does this through daily dance routines, a strict diet plan and fitness activities like yoga and Pilates. Her slim body frame weighs only 56 kg (123.5 pounds) and she stands at a height of 1.5 m (7 inches). Peta Murgatroyd’s chest measurement is 91 cm (36 inches), her waist measures 63 cm (25 inches), while her hips measure 87 cm (34 inches).