Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy is a son of dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. His name signifies gift in Hebrew while Aleksander is his paternal grandfather’s name.
The news about Peta’s pregnancy appeared in June 2016 and in January 2017, little Shai drew his first breath. Today, the boy loves reading books and watching cartoons, especially Cars, Turbo, Dinotrux and Happy Feet. In 2019, he visited his mom at Dancing with the Stars rehearsal.
A curious fact: Shai celebrated his 3rd birthday in the Bahamas.