"In my personal life, I can’t wait for my wedding in July," Chmerkovskiy revealed toVulkan 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."
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"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."
"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."