'DWTS' alum Karina Smirnoff reveals she's pregnant with first child, keeps mum on father's identity

Karina Smirnoff is waltzing into motherhood!

The former "Dancing With the Stars" pro, 41, revealed this week that she's expecting her very first child: "I've always wanted to be a mom," she told People. "I have so many emotions that I’m going through. I’m nervous, excited, over the moon happy and overwhelmed."

Smirnoff has opted to stay mum on the paternal lineage of the baby. Some of her relationships have been more public than others; she was previously engaged to fellow "DWTS" competitor Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and she's also been engaged to former MLB pitcher Brad Penny and businessman Jason Adelman. (Chmerkovskiy is now married to Peta Murgatroyd, who is also a "DWTS" pro dancer.)

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Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez during 2006 American Music Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Karina Smirnoff at the Area in West Hollywood, California (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Karina Smirnoff and J.C. Chasez during Day & Night Party - Inside at Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage for Fusion PR _LA)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 15: DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW - "Episode 310A" - Audiences were treated to some spectacular performances all leading up to the dramatic revelation of the champions and presentation of the Mirrorball trophy, on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). (Photo by Adam Larkey/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 31: Dancer Karina Smirnoff arrives at the opening of Jay-Z's USD 20 million 40/40 Club, a 24,000-square-foot sports bar and lounge at The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino early December 31, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 27: Show Judge Tom Bergeron with Karina Smirnoff dancer at the 'Dancing With The Stars Finale' after party held on November 27, 2007 at The Day After club in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Karina Smirnoff attend "A Night For Change" at Blvd 16 at Hotel Palomar on December 8, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Kim Kardashian and Dancing with the Stars Karina Smirnoff pose at A Night for Change, An Alternative Intervention Models Benefit on Monday December 8, 2008 at Blvd 16 at Hotel Palomar Los Angeles in Westwood, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - AARON CARTER & KARINA SMIRNOFF -- Triple platinum selling music artist/songwriter, producer, actor and younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, Aaron Carter has established himself worldwide as a pop and teen sensation. Beginning his career at the age of eight, he is currently the youngest solo artist to have four Top 40 singles. He has released four studio albums since 1997, two of which have been certified platinum, and has appeared on several television series, including "Lizzie McGuire" and "7th Heaven," as well as making his Broadway debut playing JoJo the Who in "Seussical the Musical" in 2001. He sang vocals on soundtracks for Disneymania ("The Lion King"), "Ella Enchanted," "Pokemon" and "Rugrats the Movie." In 2006 Carter starred in the E! reality show, "House of Carters," which featured all five of the Carter siblings living in the same house. He teams with KARINA SMIRNOFF, who returns for her seventh season. An all new cast of celebrities hits the dance floor on Walt Disney Television via Getty Images's "Dancing with the Stars" with the highly anticipated two-hour season premiere, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on Walt Disney Television via Getty Images. (Craig Sjodin/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 20: DANCING WITH THE STARS - AARON CARTER & KARINA SMIRNOFF -- Triple platinum selling music artist/songwriter, producer, actor and younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, Aaron Carter has established himself worldwide as a pop and teen sensation. Beginning his career at the age of eight, he is currently the youngest solo artist to have four Top 40 singles. He has released four studio albums since 1997, two of which have been certified platinum, and has appeared on several television series, including "Lizzie McGuire" and "7th Heaven," as well as making his Broadway debut playing JoJo the Who in "Seussical the Musical" in 2001. He sang vocals on soundtracks for Disneymania ("The Lion King"), "Ella Enchanted," "Pokemon" and "Rugrats the Movie." In 2006 Carter starred in the E! reality show, "House of Carters," which featured all five of the Carter siblings living in the same house. He teams with KARINA SMIRNOFF, who returns for her seventh season. An all new cast of celebrities hits the dance floor on Walt Disney Television via Getty Images's "Dancing with the Stars" with the highly anticipated two-hour season premiere, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on Walt Disney Television via Getty Images. (Photo by Harper Smith/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Karina Smirnoff sighting in West Hollywood on December 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 02: Karina Smirnoff (L) and Gilles Marini (R) kiss at the Jenny McCarthy "Your Shape" Launch Party at Hyde Lounge on December 2, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff attend Joonbug's End of the Year Bash 2012 with Karina Smirnoff at Bowlmor Lanes Times Square on December 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 12: Karina Smirnoff attends the First Annual Winter of Hope, A Breakthrough in Cancer Celebration, at the U.S. Grant Hotel on December 12, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Robert Benson/Getty Images for Maddox S'ven)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Dancer/TV personality Karina Smirnoff attends KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014 powered by LINE at Staples Center on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Dancer Karina Smirnoff attends the premiere of "Secret in Their Eyes" at Hammer Museum on November 11, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Ballroom Dancer Karina Smirnoff attends 'Now You See Me 2' World Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Karina Smirnoff attends The Lodge Social Club Global Love Launch at The Lodge Social Club on September 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for The Lodge Social Club)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 15: Karina Smirnoff attends the Cinemagic Annual Gala at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows on March 15, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 27: Karina Smirnoff arrives for the 2019 DanceVision Awards at Taglyan Complex on August 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
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"Everyone has been so great, gracious and has given me so much information," she continued in her statement to People. "I’m just trying to keep up! But I’m very grateful for the gift I’ve been given.

She added, "I can’t wait to be a mom."

Smirnoff was a "DWTS" fan favorite who took home the famed Mirror Ball Trophy for season 13. She appeared on an incredibly 18 seasons of the show, most recently dancing alongside celebrity partner Doug Flutie in 2016.

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