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Former 'Dancing With the Stars' pros expecting a baby boy

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Former 'Dancing with the Stars' pros Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo are expecting a baby.

Talk about a baby who's likely to have some graceful genes. Former "Dancing With the Stars" pro Edyta Sliwinska, 32, who is married to former "DWTS" pro Alec Mazo, 35, is expecting the couple's first child, she confirmed on Twitter last week.

Sharing a photo of herself with a slight baby bump, Sliwinska tweeted, "There it is, my little secret. Less than 2lbs little :)."

Sliwinska told People magazine that the baby, due in January, is a boy. "We’ve been together for 13 years; married for six," she said. "We were both so ready for it, and we’ve been planning on this for the past couple of years."

When congratulated on Twitter by former "DWTS" celeb dancer Natalie Coughlin, who danced with Mazo on his last season, Sliwinska replied, "Thank you! Can't wait to be a mommy." And Mazo thanked fans by tweeting, "Thanks to everyone for the warm wishes regarding the new family addition!"

Both dancers were on "Dancing With the Stars" when it debuted in 2005. Sliwinska danced for 10 seasons and Mazo for five. Mazo and celebrity partner Kelly Monaco were the show's first-season winners.