Not a bad way to spend a birthday! Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke announced that she’s engaged to Matthew Lawrence, revealing in a series of Instagram posts that her now-fiancé popped the question on her 34th birthday.
“OMG! So far so good for 34!” Burke captioned a trio of pics. In the photos, she and Lawrence share a hug while he kisses her on the cheek and she flashes her beautiful diamond engagement ring. Burke also included a series of hashtags to celebrate, including #amilliontimesyes, #imengaged, and #herecomesthebride. She later called it “a birthday to remember forever” in her Instagram story.
Earlier in the day, Burke posted a reflective message, looking back on a year she said was “a real turning point” in her life. “A lot happened during 33, both good and bad — I got to share my passion with #LOTF and came back to #DWTS, I lost my father, and came to terms with a lot of things that happened in my past,” she wrote. “I’m so grateful for my family, boyfriend, friends, and team who have supported me and believed in me every step of the way.”
“I’m ready now, though, for a new year and a fresh start,” she continued. “I know that I want to start a family soon. I want to surround myself with good people and eliminate negativity from my life. I want to push myself to be the best version of me that I can be. I may be another year older, but I’m just getting started.”
Burke and Lawrence first met in 2006 when Lawrence’s brother Joey was a contestant on the third season of DWTS. The couple dated briefly before calling it quits in 2008, then rekindled their romance in 2017. Congrats to the happy couple!
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