"I'm excited and happy to be back with my family. Honestly, I just missed everybody so much! As a lot of people know, it's such a close and tight-knit family, so I'm just happy to be back with everybody."
"I definitely wanted this to happen. I hoped that I could make this work for a couple of months now and was praying and hoping that it would all align," Peta told Us.
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"It was the perfect time for my family. Maks has other things going on and Shai is well taken care of and it was just a good time for us."
Maksim -- who competed as a pro partner for 17 DWTS seasons and won Season 18 with Meryl Davis -- is not returning for the new season, but he reportedly said he's "fired up" for his wife to come back.
As for whether Maksim will ever giveDancing with the Stars another go, Peta told the magazine, "I'm sure he would consider it."
"I think it just has to line up with what he's doing and what I'm doing and I feel like he still wants to dance," Peta said of her 39-year-old husband. "He's still fit and healthy!"
Peta told Us that she's excited to have Maksim and Shai cheer her on from the crowd but her experience will definitely be different this time around.
"I'm totally going to miss dancing with him. That's a big thing in our lives. We love to dance together," Peta said of Maksim choosing not to compete as a pro partner.
"I think it's that comfort level of having your best friend with you. I mean, he's my everything. It definitely won't be the same, but there are many people on the show who are like family to me, so it's not like I'm going to be missing out on any love or kindness!"