The Dancing with the Stars family is growing!
Pro dancers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov have revealed that they are expecting their first baby in May.
“We’ve wanted a family ever since we’ve gotten married and we’ve been married for eight and a half years, so we are more than ready to have a baby,” Karagach told PEOPLE. “We wanted to start planning this year and it just so happened that the timing was absolutely perfect. I actually found out I was pregnant on [DWTS season 31’s] premiere day.”
Karagach revealed that her season 31 partner Joseph Baena didn’t know about her pregnancy and revealed “he’s a sweetheart and he really was super gentle with me, although he didn’t know.”
As for her experience so far, the pro dancer revealed that she’s had “no nausea since day one” and only found herself more aware of her body during her first trimester.
“My body is just so used to dancing and being active that if I kind of go the other way, it’s too much of an extreme for my body,” Karagach says. “My doctor was like, ‘The fact that you keep dancing is actually healthy for the baby.’ That was refreshing to hear.”
Karagach and Pashkov revealed their exciting news to their Dancing with the Stars castmates before Monday’s finale. “I can’t wait to bring in a baby to the Dancing with the Stars family,” Karagach shared. “They’re all so loving and supportive, so to share that news with them was so, so special.”
Congratulations to the happy couple on their exciting news!