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Is Peta Murgatroyd still married to Maksim Chmerkovskiy? 'DWTS' pro dated Brant Daugherty

Peta was rumored to be dating Brant Daugherty back in 2013 before reuniting with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Peta Murgatroyd (L) dated Brant Daugherty (R) before settling down with Maksim Chmerkovskiy (C) (@petamurgatroyd and @brantdaugherty/Instagram)
Peta Murgatroyd (L) dated Brant Daugherty (R) before settling down with Maksim Chmerkovskiy (C) (@petamurgatroyd and @brantdaugherty/Instagram)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: While 'Dancing with the Stars' has been known for creating the best performers and entertainers out of celebrities, we have also seen many dancers have had ups and downs in their personal life. Out of them all, one of the most controversial ones was that of renowned pro Peta Murgatroyd and ex Brant Daugherty. Peta and Brant had gotten caught by paps back then but never officially confirmed whether they dated or not.

While Peta has happily moved on and is married to her husband Maksim Chmerkovskiy today, many fans might not have known that before getting back with Maksim, Peta and Brant were rumored to be dating.


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'DWTS' Pro Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy break up

After breaking up with Maksim back in November 2013, both Peta and he tried dating different people but it was not over for them. Opening up on how the breakup affected her badly, Peta mentioned to in 2017 that post parting their ways and breaking up, Peta felt heartbroken. Peta said, "My heart was broken. But when we were driving to the airport after the breakup talk, he literally asked me why I was taking all my bags and clothes back. I was like, 'We just broke up. Why would I leave anything behind?' That's when I knew it wasn't really over for forever."

In that same interview, Maksim added that he realized having made a huge mistake, by breaking up with Peta. He said, "I realized right away that I'd made a mistake. So I would take every opportunity to hover around".


'DWTS' pro Peta Murgatroyd rumored to be dating Brant Daugherty

According to a US article dated December 2013, the former 'Dancing with the Stars' partners indulged in a public display of affection by making out with each other during the Trevor Live LA Event in Hollywood.

The report mentioned that both Peta and Brant got caught sitting together at a table in the back of the ballroom inside Hollywood Palladium. The duo had been inseparable throughout the entire night and openly indulged in PDA. Peta was seen affectionately rubbing Brant's back, and the duo also shared a kiss at that moment. They shared many kisses during the rest of the entire night as well.


Brant Daugherty on his and Peta's dating rumors

In an interview with Celeb Buzz back in November 2013, Brant was asked if he was dating his 'DWTS' dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd. Brant laughed out on this silly rumor and clarified that they both are not dating each other just because of being dancing partners in 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 17 on ABC. Brant shared, "For the one millionth time, no we are not dating. We are locked in a studio with a camera crew for five hours every single day. It’s not a place where something like that can really grow. We are very close though, we’re very comfortable around each other. I don’t think we’d be able to do our jobs well if we weren’t".


Maksim and Peta got back together again in October 2014

While both Peta and Maksim dated other people in their brief time apart, it is true that this couple successfully rekindled their love for each other back in October 2014. 

A 'DWTS' source within his quote to back in 2015 revealed that this couple never really parted their ways with each other, even after the breakup. The quote read, "They've never really 'broken up'. They're with each other a lot and have been for quite some time, including all last season. Tommy [Chong] would tease her about it".


Peta and Maksim got married in July 2017

Before celebrating the biggest day of getting married to each other alongside family and friends, both Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy secretly got hitched for an eternity in a small city hall ceremony in New York City on July 8, 2017. On the same day, the much-in-love couple again took their wedding vows at Oheka Castle on Long Island in New York with their families and friends.


'Dancing with the Stars' Season 31 would be streaming digitally on Disney+ at 8 PM ET. Peta Murgatroyd, an iconic face of the dance reality series, is about to amaze judges and viewers with spectacular performances alongside celebrity contestant Jason Lewis this season.