Maksim Chmerkovskiy can't wait to marry Peta Murgatroyd -- no matter how much she's dragging her feet.
More than a year after the Dancing With the Stars pro proposed to his co-star mid-performance, it seems the two will finally walk down the aisle this summer.
"In my personal life, I can’t wait for my wedding in July," Chmerkovskiy revealed to Vulkan Magazine.
"Peta keeps trying to postpone it, and I'm like, 'No, I want to marry you, god damn it!'" he laughed. "We have this crazy dream of getting married in a castle so we want to try and make that happen -- in New York!"
Whether or not the two say their "I do's" according to schedule, Chmerkovskiy says he's already experienced his greatest accomplishment: his newborn son, Shai Alexander.
"A trophy can absolutely not define who you are. It's an accomplishment from that moment but it doesn’t have anything to do with who you are as a person, parent, or adult. My biggest accomplishment is my child," he confessed. "However successful we are, it’s not to our credit, it’s to our parents. I'll take credit for being a driven individual and for doing what I do now, but without the proper foundation and groundwork -- which I had nothing to do with -- it was 100 percent influenced by my parents."
"So when my child grows up and starts to become influenced by me, that will be Peta and mine’s accomplishment," he added.
As for whether Shai will follow in his parents' dancing footsteps, Chmerkovskiy says he wants to give his son the opportunity to choose for himself.
"I want him to grow up as an intelligent person! I want to give him the opportunity to be educated and be able to choose for himself," he said. "For my son, the idea is to create a path that ignites desires. He needs to be motivated and not just think he has everything already. If I put him in sports, he’ll be motivated, and then I’ll push him straight into academics."
For now, Chmerkovskiy is enjoying the baby stage.
"It’s all amazing. I’ve embraced the role of caretaker, so my immediate goal was to set it up; the house, the help, what to do in emergencies, how many diapers we needed (400-600?), everything!" he shared. "It was my responsibility and I embraced the sh*t out of it. Because of that, Peta was able to focus on all things baby and all things mother."
"The way it’s happening is that I get my daddy time in the morning and it just makes me a better person," he said. "Then the rest of the time, I’m back to the grind of making sure sh*t is taken care of."