Cheryl Burke is an American-based dancer, model, and television host. She is popular for being a professional dancer on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Cheryl was the 1st female professional to win the show and also the 1st to win twice consecutively. Additionally, she has participated in 26 seasons; she came in 2nd on the Can Do That, an NBC series. Further, in 2017, she replaced Abby Lee Miller on Dance Moms.
Cheryl Burke Early Life:
|Full Real Name||Cheryl Stephanie Burke|
|Profession||Dancer, model, and television host|
|Date Of Birth||May 3rd, 1984|
|Age||38 years old|
|Year Of Birth||1984|
|Current Residence||Los Angeles|
Cheryl was born on 3rd May 1984 and was raised in San Francisco. Her father belongs of Irish and Russian descent, whereas her mother is Filipino.
At the age of 4, Cheryl began her ballet training; however, when she turned 10, her mother took Cheryl to a ballroom completion. At the age of 11, she started her training in ballroom dance. During her training, Cheryl’s instructor suggested she focus on standard and Latin styles; within 2 years, Cheryl started participating in international ballroom dance competitions.
Further, in 2005 during a competition, an ‘ABC’ talent agent scouted Cheryl. She then participated with her then-boyfriend, Jose DeCamps. This ladder subsequently led her to participate in the network’s dance reality series, Dancing with the Stars (DWTS). That same year, Cheryl became the ‘San Francisco Latin Champion,’ ‘World Cup Professional Rising Star Latin Champion,’ and the ‘Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Latin Champion.’
In 2011, Cheryl released her autobiography titled Dancing Lessons. She had described how, when she was just 5 was molested by a handyman. He used to work for her family, and he repeatedly fondled her. Cheryl’s same man also abused Cheryl’s sister. This man was later identified as Gerry Depaula. At age 6, Cheryl testified against Gerry, which led to him being sentenced to 24 years in prison. In 2008, Gerry was released, and Cheryl said she was still fearful of him.
Cheryl Burke Family Background:
|Father||Stephen Louis Burke|
|Sisters||Mandy, Nicole, and Ina|
Cheryl was born to Stephen Louis Burke and Sherri Bautista. She has 1 step and 2 half sisters named Mandy, Nicole, and Ina, respectively.
Cheryl Burke Education:
|High School||Menlo-Atherton High School|
Cheryl attended the ‘Menlo-Atherton High School‘ and later graduated in 2002.
Cheryl Burke Physical stats:
|Weight In Kg||58 kg|
|Height In Feet||5 ft 4 in|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
Cheryl stands 5 ft 4 in tall and weighs around 58 kg. She has an average build with attractive body measurements, which enhances her beautiful personality. Further, she has dark brown silky hair, which she often dyes.
Burke suffers from tendinitis, and she does Transcendental Meditation and therapy for her pain.
Cheryl Burke Birth Signs:
|Birth Sign Duality||Passive|
|Birth Sign Modality||Fixed|
According to Cheryl’s birthdate, she falls under the Taurus zodiac. Currently, she is 38 years old. Further, her birth flower is the Lily Of The Valley and Hawthorn. Planet Venus rules Taurus; this planet governs love, beauty, and money. Taurus’s Venusian influence makes this zodiac sign the most sensual of all other zodiacs.
Cheryl Burke Net Worth:
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Cheryl primarily earns from her dancing, modeling, and television host career. Her estimated net worth should be around $3 million.
Additionally, Cheryl has done numerous promotions outside of Dancing with the Stars, including Impress Nails, Depend Silhouette briefs, and Sargento Cheese. Her collaborations with these companies have raised a lot of money, which includes $50,000 that Depend Silhouette briefs is donating to Dress for Success.
In April 2008, Cheryl opened her 1st dance studio; the following year, she also created her activewear line.
Cheryl Burke Relationship Status:
|Spouse Name||Matthew Lawrence|
|No Of Children||None|
Cheryl is currently single and divorced. In 2017, she started dating actor Matthew Lawrence. The couple first met in 2006, when Matthew’s brother, Joey, was cast on DWTS. Cheryl and Matthew previously dated from 2007 to 2008. On 3rd May 2018, Matthew proposed to Cheryl on her 34th birthday. Later on 23rd May 2019, they married in San Diego, California. On 23rd February 2022, it was reported that Cheryl filed for divorce; on 19th September 2022, the divorce was finalized.
Cheryl Burke Career:
Dancing with the Stars:
Cheryl won her 1st mirror ball trophy in the 2nd season of Dancing with the Stars with 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey. Further, in the 3rd season, she won her 2nd championship with retired footballer Emmitt Smith. On 19th March 2007, Cheryl returned for Season 4, partnered with actor Ian Ziering and on 15th May 2007, in the semi-finals, they were eliminated.
From 19th December 2006 to 11th February 2007, Cheryl participated in a 38-city Dancing with the Stars tour. In addition, she joined the 2nd summer tour, visiting 24 cities between 20th June 2007, in Austin, Texas, and 24th July 2007, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Drew was her partner for each tour. Later, Cheryl competed in season 5 with Wayne Newton, a Las Vegas entertainer. On 9th October 2007, they were eliminated from the competition.
Cheryl participated with Drew and Wayne in the Dancing with the Stars winter tour. She competed on season 6 with actor Cristián de la Fuente. They were trained at Florida’s Paramount Ballroom at Palm Beach, and this team made it to the finals; on 20th May 2008, they won 3rd place.
Cheryl returned to the show for season 7, teaming with Maurice Greene, and on week 8, on 11th November 2008, they were eliminated. She returned to the show’s season 8 with actor Gilles Marini and finished as runners-up. Further, Cheryl competed in season 9 with Tom DeLay, a former U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader. On 6th October 2009, they withdrew from the competition as Tom had stress fractures in both feet.
Cheryl choreographed the paso doble for Toy Story 3, along with Tony Dovolani; they also did a performance accompanied by the group Gipsy Kings live. Cheryl has also made a fitness video with Maksim Chmerkovskiy as co-instructors based on Latin dances.
Further, in season 10, Cheryl partnered with Chad Ochocinco; they were eliminated in the semi-finals and achieved 4th place. In season 11, she was partnered with Rick Fox, was voted off in the 7th week of the competition, and came in 6th place. Later, for season 12, Cheryl was partnered with wrestler Chris Jericho, and they were voted off in the 6th week of the competition. In season 13, she was partnered with reality star Rob Kardashian; the team came in 2nd place. In season 14, Cheryl was partnered with actor William Levy; they made it to the finals and finished in 3rd place.
In Season 15, she returned with season 3 Champion Emmitt Smith, her former partner. They were eliminated in the semi-finals. For season 16, she was partnered with comedian D.L. Hughley, achieving 9th place after being eliminated in the 5th week of competition. Further, during week 8, Cheryl danced the Paso Doble with Karina Smirnoff and Jacoby Jones in the trio challenge. For season 17, she was teamed with media personality Jack Osbourne. Jack’s struggle with multiple sclerosis inspired Cheryl, and they made it to the finals, receiving 3rd place.
For season 18, Cheryl has teamed with actor and game show host Drew Carey. They were eliminated on week 6 and ended in 8th place. Further, for season 19, she was partnered with soap star Antonio Sabàto Jr. They were eliminated on week 7 and finished in 8th place. After Season 19, Cheryl decided to take a break, so she left DWTS; during this time, her contract also expired, and she wanted to pursue other projects.
On 30th August 2016, it was announced that Cheryl would return to the show to compete in season 23. She was paired with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. After taking a break for a season, she returned for season 25 and was paired with an NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens. They finished in 6th place. After taking another season off, Cheryl returned for season 27, paring with actor Juan Pablo Di Pace. They were unexpectedly eliminated in the semi-finals despite earning 5 perfect scores and holding the season’s highest average.
Cheryl returned for season 28 and was partnered with former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis. Later in week 3, they withdrew from the competition as Ray suffered a torn tendon in his foot. Further, in season 29, she was partnered with AJ McLean, a Backstreet Boys singer, achieving 7th place. For season 30, Cheryl was partnered with Cody Rigsby, and for season 31, she was partnered with Sam Champion, a Good Morning America meteorologist. On 20th November 2022, it was announced that Cheryl would leave the show after the season 31 finale as a pro dancer.
Cheryl was featured in a guest role on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, the Disney Channel series. She appeared with fellow Dancing professionals Ashly DelGrosso, Louis van Amstel, and Lacey Schwimmer.
Cheryl finished 2nd place on the 1st season of I Can Do That. Further, in 2017, she replaced Abby Lee Miller on Dance Moms. She then appeared as a VIP guest diner on Hell’s Kitchen in the 9th episode of Season 17.
Cheryl Burke Social Appearance:
On Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter, Cheryl has around 725K, 170K, 650K, and 380K followers, respectively. Further, on YouTube, she has around 340K subscribers. Cheryl has posted various pictures and videos from her professional and personal life on all these profiles.
Cheryl Burke Reacts to Matthew Lawrence & Chilli
Cheryl Burke called out her ex-husband Matthew Lawrence for moving on so “fast” with his new girlfriend, Chilli — less than 4 months after the former couple completed their divorce.
“That was fast….” Cheryl wrote atop a black screen on her Instagram Story on Tuesday.
The abstruse post came just hours after Christal Jordan, a TLC singer’s rep, confirmed their romance by telling Page Six that she has “never seen her this in love,” and she was glowing while committing so.
Chilli’s real name is Rozonda Thomas, and she has already introduced Matthew, 42, to her family. Just 3 days prior, the new couple went Instagram-official in matching holiday pajamas.
Despite her ex-husband’s new romance, Cheryl feels “good” driving into the new year. On Tuesday, the 38-year-old posted a video on TikTok in which she is getting ready and doing set to a remixed version of David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue).” She captioned the short clip as “Mood going into 2023,” along with the hashtag “#causeimgood.”
Cheryl filed for divorce from Matthew in February 2022 after 3 years of marriage. Although he cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation, some fans are convinced he cheated on the “DTWS” alum. Additionally, their divorce was settled in September. However, they are still fighting over the custody of their pet dog, Ysabella.
While Cheryl has not been linked to anyone since their split, Matthew and Chilli first glow dating rumors in August after being spotted together in Hawaii.