‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 17: Edyta Sliwinska Welcomes Child

January 14, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

“Dancing with the Stars” professional Edyta Sliwinska and her husband Alec Mazo welcomed a new child recently.

She posted a photo of her and the child on her Twitter a few days ago.

“Our bundle of joy, born on Jan 4th! We are in love and as happy as can be!!!” she wrote.

She said the child’s name is Michael Alexander, who was shown in a white blanket.

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I’m overwhelmed with all your wonderful messages & congratulations. You are the best!” Sliwinska tweeted to people who congratulated her. “Thank you! Can’t wait to be a mommy.”

Sliwinska spoke with People magazine about her birth. 

“We are extremely happy and in love with him. So far it’s been the most amazing experience of my life,” Sliwinska told the magazine. “Even though I’ve been told how incredible it is to be a mom, I never imagined I would enjoy so much every minute spent with my little munchkin.”

Sliwinska was on the show for 10 seasons, while Mazo was on four. They said in October they would start a family.

“It’s difficult for a dancer because deciding to have a baby means taking yourself out of the game for awhile,” she said.