Cheryl Burke
Cheryl Burke (Photo Credit: Cheryl's Instagram)

Cheryl Burke is a prominent American dancer and media personality who is best known for being the professional dancer of Dancing With The Stars (DWTS). Cheryl who became DWTS pro since its second season is also the first female professional dancer of DWTS to win the show and win twice consecutively.

Alongside having a successful career, Cheryl is also happily married to her boyfriend turned husband. Here, let’s learn more about DWTS pro, Ceryl Burke.

Married Life & Husband 

Cheryl Burke tied the knot with American actor Matthew Lawrence on 23rd May 2019. Cheryl and her husband started dating back in 2007 and their relationship was her first healthy relationship.

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Their initial encounter was while Cheryl was in DWTS season 3 Tour. Cheryl was partnered with former NFL player Emmitt Smith in the season and in the very same season, her husband Matthew’s brother Joey Lawrence was partnered with DWTS pro, Edyta Śliwińska. Cheryl first met Joey’s younger brother Matthew in between a show in Los Angeles. Matthew complimented Cheryl saying she was cute and soon love blossomed in between the pair.

Cheryl Burke husband.

However, their love life wasn’t so smooth as they broke up in a little less than a year in 2008 but they eventually rekindled their romance after 10 years in 2017. Cheryl’s sister Nicole stole her phone and texted emojis to Matthew and he responded right away.

Her sister and her whole family loved Matthew from the very beginning and out of all her boyfriend Matthew was their favourite one. Matt wanted to go to dinner so, the same night they had the warm dinner and they picked up where they left off.

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Matthew wanted to wait until her actual birthday and time of birth and he even got a beautiful room at their favourite hotel in Laguna called the Montage. He had left a letter with beautiful ambience and music.

Cheryl initially thought it was like a breakup letter but in fact, it was a proposal letter but it had tiny writing so, it was difficult for Cheryl to read so as she turned around to ask Matthew about what was written in the letter, he was on one knee. The duo then got engaged on Cheryl’s birthday in 2018 (3rd May 2018). Her dad wanted Cheryl to have the diamond that he gave to her mom and Matthew got the ring.

Furthermore, Australian professional ballroom dancer Kym Herjavec is a really good friend since DWTS season 3 and she has also seen the pair's journey together. So, Kym insisted to throw a beautiful engagement party for the couple and it was a party that was never going to happen as this was the time when her dad just passed away.

On her engagement, her step-dad said a special speech and after her engagement party night, Cheryl stopped drinking.

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Prior to meeting Matthew, Cheryl Burke had abusive relationships. She initially, started dating at the age of 13, but she didn’t find her voice until she was in her early 20s and started performing in Dancing With The Stars.

Career And Net Worth 

Cheryl won DWTS season 2 with dancing partner Drew Lachey and again won its season 3 with partner Emmitt James. 

Besides winning the show twice, Cheryl secured 2nd place twice in season 8 with Gilles Marini and in season 13 with Rob Kardashian.

Likewise, she secured 3rd place thrice: in season 6 with Cristián de la Fuente, in season 14 with William Levy, and in season 17 with Ray Lewis.

As of now, for DWTS season 30 Cheryl is partnered with an American fitness instructor and dancer Cody Rigsby and the pair stood un third place.

Alongside being a professional dancer, Cheryl is also a model, host and YouTuber who has around 42.6k subscribers on her YouTube and around 703k followers on her Instagram as of November 2021.

Moreover, with all her experiences as a professional dancer and media personality Cheryl musters a net worth of about $450 thousand.

Bio: Family & Parents

Cheryl was born on 3 May 1984 at 7:43 PM in California, the U.S. to father Stephen Louis Burke and mother Sherri Burke. Her birth name is Cheryl Stephanie Burke and she holds American nationality.

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Her parents got divorced when Cheryl was just 2 years old. Her dad Stephen passed away on 9th March 2018 and although it was heartbreaking for Cheryl, she met her younger half-sister, Ina. Her dad always told Cheryl that she had a sister but the sisters didn’t come in contact until after their father passed away.

Her mom Stephen re-married to her second husband Bob Wolf and Cheryl was raised by her mom and her second husband. 

Cheryl Burke parents.

Furthermore, she has 2 other siblings: a younger half-sister named Nicole Wolf from her mom’s side and an older sister named Mandy who is the daughter of her stepfather Bob Wolf and his previous marriage.

Talking about her education, Cheryl went to Menlo-Atherton High School and she started ballet training just at the age of 4. Cheryl’s mom realized that she wasn’t interested in ballet so, she then took her to a ballroom competition and from the age of 11, Cheryl started training for ballroom dancing. Soon after Cheryl started participating in an international ballroom dance competition.

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