People magazine reports that Maksim surprised Peta by going down on one knee during a performance of "Sway: A Dance Trilogy" at the Olympia in Miami. The show's other performers and a captive audience burst into cheers as Maksim told Peta, "I'm in love with you, and I will be in love with you for the rest of my life."
Maks & Peta at an Art Basel Miami dinner [Credit: Instagram @maksimc]
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Jane Murgatroyd are engaged. Watch the proposal. #Repost @carriegeorgette #DWTSPosted by Extra on Saturday, December 5, 2015
The two have been an on-again, off-again item since 2012, but a source tells People, "Peta is his girl, and he's never stopped wanting to be around her."
Check out the well wishes from some of their "DWTS" co-stars, including Maksim's brother, Val:
I love the two of you with all my heart. you have my brothers loyalty, heart. his one and only for the rest of his life. you're family now and that makes you my sister, the second most important woman in my life. what's mine is yours. Forever and always. Petachka your team got numbers now 😝🙌🏼 #trapqueenfolife #famovereverything @petamurgatroyd @maksimc
No word on how the judges scored Maksim's grand gesture.