Longtime "Dancing With the Stars" professional ballroom dancers Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have revealed they had gotten married prior to their lavish ceremony at Oheka Castle in Huntington on July 8, 2017.
"Today I married the man I fell in love with so many years ago" Murgatroyd, who turns 32 on Saturday, posted on Instagram Sunday alongside a photo of herself and Chmerkovskiy hugging in a casual setting while she carried a bouquet including pink roses. "I knew he was the one. There was something so electric between us that people will still tell me about to this day. I love you Maksim Chmerkovskiy, this has been an incredible, outrageous year for us! I pray we are this happy for the rest of our lives. You’re everything I knew you were. . . . #HappyAnniversary#ToUs."
"Before we did it in front of 300," Chmerkovskiy, 38, wrote on Instagram Sunday, posting two videos of himself and Murgatroyd exchanging vows in the same room as in Murgatroyd's post. "This was one of the most exciting days of my life! Everything felt very festive, I couldn't take my eyes off my future wife the whole ride to the City Hall and it was [as] if New York City herself was marrying us."
While many use the shorthand "City Hall" to refer to municipal marriages in Manhattan, the ceremonies actually take place at the nearby City Clerk's Office. That office is closed on Saturdays, the day of the Oheka Castle ceremony, and Chmerkovskiy did not indicate when the municipal ceremony took place. The couple had son Shai Aleksander in January 2017.
"I can't believe it's been a year," Chmerkovskiy added. "I still can't believe you chose me. I can't believe I get to live this dream with you by my side for the rest of my life and I promise to earn every second of your love. I love you @petamurgatroyd. Happy anniversary baby. #FavoritePersonEver."