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Peta Murgatroyd 'tried' to put wedding to Maksim Chmerkovskiy 'on hold'

The couple got engaged in 2015, and welcomed son Shai on Jan. 4.

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Annie Martin
Peta Murgatroyd attends the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on March 12, 2016. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Peta Murgatroyd attends the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on March 12, 2016. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

March 28 (UPI) -- Peta Murgatroyd says she "tried" to put her upcoming wedding to Maksim Chmerkovskiy "on hold."

The 30-year-old Australian professional dancer admitted in an interview with People that she reconsidered marrying Chmerkovskiy after they welcomed son Shai in January.

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"I tried to put it on hold, to be honest with you," Murgatroyd told the magazine. "I said, 'Baby, let's just drop it for a second. We have a child already. Let's just maybe call it quits at engaged.'"

"He was like, 'No! I want to marry you,'" she recalled. "It was really funny, actually. He had to sort of coax me back into being ready to get married and do all of this stuff because there is so much to do!"

Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy met as pros on Dancing with the Stars, and got engaged in December 2015. The new mom shared similar sentiments about her wedding in an interview with Good Morning America in February.

"I'm just like, 'Whoa,'" she confessed. "It's a large wedding. It's going to be three days and 300 people, so it's a lot. I had a moment of, 'Should we put it on hold?' [Maksim] said, 'No way, baby, we're getting married.'"

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Chmerkovskiy told ABC News last week that he will marry Murgatroyd at the "perfect" venue over the summer. He and Murgatroyd will tie the knot at Oheka Castle, a historic hotel in Huntington, N.Y., where several celebrities have wed.

"It's going to be great," the 37-year-old American dancer gushed. "We're going to have it for two days. They're closing the whole hotel. It's going to be unbelievable."

Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy are partnered with Bachelor Season 21 star Nick Viall and Glee alum Heather Morris in Dancing with the Stars Season 24. Chmerkovskiy sat out Monday's episode after injuring his calf in rehearsals.

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