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Edyta Sliwinska, ‘DWTS’ alum, is pregnant, due in January

Edyta Sliwinska
Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo, both formerly of “Dancing With the Stars,” are expecting their first child in January.
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“Dancing With the Stars” alum Edyta Sliwinska is pregnant with her first child!

The lithe ballroom dancer and her husband, Alec Mazo, are expecting a baby, she told People.

“I’m due in January and we are having a boy,” Sliwinska, 32, said. “We’ve been together for 13 years; married for six. We were both so ready for it and we’ve been planning on this for the past couple of years.”

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Sliwinska and Mazo married Sept. 1, 2007 and competed in the Latin ballroom dance circuit before joining the ABC reality competition when it debuted in 2005.

She competed on 10 seasons of “Dancing With the Stars,” winning the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy with football star Jason Taylor in Season 6. Her husband won the accolade during the show’s first season with soap star Kelly Monaco.

The Polish-born hoofer also shared her happy news on Instagram on Thursday, posting a photo of her  baby bump.

“There it is, my little secret. Less than 2lbs little,” she wrote.


“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I’m overwhelmed with all your wonderful messages & congratulations. You are the best...Thank you! Can’t wait to be a mommy,” she later said to fans.

The dancer left the show in 2010 after its 10th season following a widely reported dispute with producers.

“I decided it’s time to move on with my life, pursue other projects and finish school,” she said at the time, adding that she was attending UCLA and majoring in communications and media.

“I never said anything about ‘major disagreement with production of DWTS,’ ” she added. “We have different views but that’s about it. I’m grateful to the show but my life can’t be limited to ‘DWTS.’

“I’m pursuing my education and looking forward to other projects that perhaps you will hear about, but my main goal is to finish my degree and start building my family,” she said on her Facebook page at the time.


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