The “Dancing with the Stars” season 17 cast reveal isn’t the only big news today from the “Dancing” family.
Professional dancer Anna Trebunskaya, whose name was conspicuously absent from the list of dance partners for the upcoming season, has announced to “Us Weekly” that she is pregnant with her first child.
“It wasn’t planned, but when it happened, I thought, ‘This is perfect – I’m ready to be a mom,” she tells “Us.” “This is something really good for me and fulfilling and it’ll give me a whole new meaning in life. I’m really looking forward to it.
Anna, who is four months along, chose to keep the name of the father-to-be to herself but called him “very supportive.”
The Russian-born dance pro is the latest to depart from the long-running competition series, with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kym Johnson also sitting out the new season.
After first joining the series with partner Jerry Rice in season 2, Anna appeared on the show on and off before starring on the past seven seasons in a row.
“Dancing with the Stars” returns on Monday, September16.