Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd welcome baby boy

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  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd welcomed a baby boy early Wednesday morning
  • This is the first child for the 'DWTS' dancers

(CNN)Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd have welcomed a baby boy.

Chmerkovskiy announced in a tweet their son, named Shai Aleksander, was born early Wednesday.
The former "Dancing with the Stars" champ had hinted delivery was imminent by sharing a photo of Murgatroyd on Tuesday in a hospital bed.

    But first...a little make up 😝

    A photo posted by @maksimc on

    This is the first child for the couple, who have been engaged since last December. Chmerkovskiy popped the question after a performance in Miami, in front of an applauding audience.
    The couple began dating in 2012.