updated 11/14/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/14/2012 AT 2:10 PM ET
Peta Murgatroyd is looking at the glass half full.
Although the ballroom pro was wiping away tears backstage after she and partner Gilles Marini were eliminated on Tuesday night’s Dancing with the Stars, Murgatroyd, 26, is excited to spend time with boyfriend Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who was also eliminated alongside his partner, Kirstie Alley.
“We get to sleep in tomorrow morning probably, and go have breakfast, which we have not done for months,” Murgatroyd told PEOPLE. “So, there’s a plus side.”
Even so, Murgatroyd wishes her beau and his partner didn’t share her dismissal.