Cheryl Burke

Cheryl took a season off before coming back for the 27th season. Her partner was

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She was paired with former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens [7] and finished in 6th place. After taking another season off, she returned for season 27, paired with Argentinian actor and heartthrob Juan Pablo Di Pace.

Personal Life

Cheryl released her autobiography entitled Dancing Lessons in 2011. The book had a very sad story as she revealed that she was molested and fondled by a handyman when she was just five years old. She wrote that she felt it was wrong, but as a little girl, she didn't know how to properly earn the affection of adults. The criminal was arrested and placed in prison for 22 years, but he got out of jail in 2008. Cheryl was applauded for being brave enough to be open about her story. She helped many women come out with their stories of abuse.

Dancing With The Stars opened up a lot of income streams for Cheryl. She was hired to promote national brands like Depend Silhouette briefs, Impress Nails, and Sargento Cheese. She earned enough money from Dancing With The Stars to open her dance studio in 2008. The studio attracted many customers because they believed in her skills and wanted to learn from her.

Cheryl met former TV star Matthew Lawrence in 2006 when his brother, Joey, was on Dancing With The Stars. They dated for only one year, from 2007 to 2008. Things did not work out for them, but they kept feelings for each other throughout the years.

In 2017, it was revealed that they had gotten back together, but no one knows how long they were dating before it became public. When they broke up a decade earlier, they didn't know at the time that they were meant for each other. During their time away, Cheryl realized that Matthew was the one because she couldn't stop thinking about him even when she was dating other men.

On May 3, 2018, Matthew proposed to Cheryl and asked her for her hand in marriage on her birthday. In an interview with People Magazine, Cheryl explained why she is so in love with Matthew, "He's the first man I can say that I feel safe with and that I know will always have my back no matter what. He's normal, and he's grounded; he's got a huge heart. It's hard to find."

Even after all the accolades, fame, and attention, she got from her performances on Dancing With The Stars, Cheryl's ultimate prize was getting engaged with the love of her life.

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Quick Facts
Birth Date: 3 May, 1984
Age: 35 yrs
Occupations: Choreographer
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: San Francisco
Gender: Female
Description: American dancer
Net Worth 2021: 450 thousand
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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