Who is 'DWTS' star Lindsay Arnold's husband Samuel Cusick? Here's all about the couple expecting their first baby
Good news! 'Dancing with the Stars' star Lindsay Arnold is pregnant and she couldn't be happier. The 26-year-old is expecting a baby with her husband, Samuel Lightner Cusick and the soon-to-be-parents can't stop dishing details on moving on to the next chapter of their lives.
Do they know the little one's gender yet? Talking to Entertainment Tonight, Arnold said they "definitely" want to know whether it's a boy or girl. "I don't think we can wait that long," she said. "I don't know how people do that as a surprise!"
Revealing the exact moment when she found out she was pregnant, Arnold said, "I found out I was pregnant on tour in a hotel room by myself. I had a day off, and I think I was in Kansas City. I just remember waking up that morning and being like, 'I think I am pregnant, I think I am.' So I went to CVS by myself, I got a test and took it." She added, "Sam and I saw each other about a week after. I kind of debated if I would tell him over the phone, and I was like, 'No, I absolutely have to tell him in person.' So I kept the secret to myself for about a week and it was very hard if you know me."
After keeping her lips zipped, she finally broke the news to Cusick and he was the first person to find out. After hearing the news, he told ET that he was teary-eyed. "I am not a crier, but I cried," he admitted. "I was crying, I was so happy. That does not happen very often with me! I can't remember much besides crying and just being happy."
Cusick is Arnold's high-school sweetheart and he proposed to her in 2014 during a vacation in Africa. “Just when I thought our day in Africa couldn’t get any better,” she posted on Instagram at that time. “We are engaged!!”
In 2015, the two got married in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ceremony at the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The magical Mormon ceremony was attended by her close friends from 'Dancing with the Stars'. Fellow dancers Brittany Cherry, Jenna Johnson and Emma Slater were her bridesmaids with Witney Carson serving as maid of honor.
Before walking down the aisle with her lover, Arnold told Us Weekly, “I’ve loved Sam since I was 16 years old and today I officially get to spend the rest of my life with him — through giggles and tears and every moment in between!”
So what does Cusick do? A graduate from Utah Valley University, he studied business administration and management. Later, he attended Arizona State University to study business communications and analytics. An entrepreneur, he started FlyNyx, a business that “designs and operates e-commerce websites for small businesses,” but it was defunct by 2015. According to Life and Style Mag, he works as a project manager at CMC Rock in Utah.
The couple hopes their child grows up "to have something they love to do."
In the interview with ET, Arnold said, "That is so important to Sam and I. When he was younger, it was always some sort of sport he was busy with — he was working towards something, he learned how to work hard. For me, it was dance," she explained. "So if my kids want to dance, I will love that with all of my heart! I will be like, 'I got you covered, I know what to do here.'"
"But I just want our kids, and this baby, to find something they love to do and that they are passionate about, that's going to be the driving factor," she added.
Talking about her future plans, Arnold said, "I will not be dancing this season, but I am hoping to be a part of the show in other ways that I can be," adding, "I'll have our baby in November, which gives me about 10 months to have time with the little babe, and then get back into shape and get back into dancing to hopefully be back around for the next fall season."