They beat out mixed martial arts fighter Paige Van Zant and Mark Ballas, and meteorologist Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy for the show's coveted mirror-ball trophy.The win came one night after Di Marco and Murgatroyd astounded the judges and viewers with their passionate, meaningful interpretation of "The Sound of Silence." Di Marco is a model and advocate for the deaf. UPDATE: The happy couple is speaking out after their show-stopping proposal Saturday evening."For years I knew Peta is the one for me," Maksim Chmerkovskiy said in a statement to E! "She is the perfect fit with my family and she has made me a very happy man."Peta Murgatroyd added, "I couldn't have been more surprised.Maks' romantic proposal is something I will cherish for the rest of my life.I'm excited for the next chapter in our lives and to plan the wedding of my dreams with Maks."————–Get ready for some new bling in the ballroom! News has learned Maksim Chmerkovskiy popped the question to his leading lady Peta Murgatroyd Saturday night in Miami."I'm in love with you, and I want to be in love with you for the rest of my life," Maks told his girlfriend during the third night of performances for His brother Val Chmerkovskiy also confirmed the news with his own heartfelt post on social media moments after the show ended."I love the two of you will all my heart. His one and only for the rest of his life," he wrote."You're family now and that makes you my sister, the second most important woman in my life. Forever and always."He continued, "Petachka your team got numbers now #trapqueenfolife #famovereverything @petamurgatroyd @maksimc." pros dated for 10 months in 20 before calling it quits. More than two months after Maksim Chmerkovskiy got down on one knee and proposed to Peta Murgatroyd, the engaged couple decided to celebrate their love once again at a masquerade-themed party Saturday night.Held at the Diamond Horseshoe, a club in the basement of New York City's Paramount Hotel, guests dressed to impress for a night of music, dancing and love."What an incredible night celebrating these two," guest Rumer Willis shared on Instagram while posing with the happy couple.
Love you both."Sharna Burgess added, "Hugs and endless love for the most beautiful girl in the room, inside and out, every time.Their love, however, would ultimately bring them back together."So this just happened!!!! @maksimc and @petamurgatroyd it's about bloody time!!!!What an incredible night baby girl, and it's just the beginning of a new incredible chapter in your life.Love you beyond @petamurgatroyd #bestengagementpartyever."According to social media, Tony Dovolani, Val Chmerkovskiy, Amy Purdy and troupe member Nicole Volynets also attended the event that featured a cocktail reception and dinner.
Rumer even ended the night with a solo performance of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You."Back in December, fans were pleasantly surprised to witness Mak's proposal during a production of "I'm in love with you, and I want to be in love with you for the rest of my life," he shared. "I couldn't have been more surprised," Peta told E! "Maks' romantic proposal is something I will cherish for the rest of my life.I'm excited for the next chapter in our lives and to plan the wedding of my dreams with Maks." Congratulations to the happy couple and let the wedding planning begin.