I am rooting for Cheryl Burke. The former Dancing with the Stars pro needs a break and she’s paid her dues. Cheryl might get knocked down, but she keeps on ticking like a Timex watch. Since ending her marriage with Matthew Lawrence, she’s publicly gone through most stages of grief but it looks like she’s about to get to the other side.
And we all know what’s on the other side of getting over a bad relationship. Re-entering the dating world is a daunting process and not particularly awesome if you aren’t in your 20’s.
On the bright side, Cheryl knows exactly what she does NOT want on her next journey to happily ever after. E! News spoke to Cheryl at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Oscar party and she leaned into some details.
She’s not looking, but if the right guy magically appeared on her car windshield, she’d go for it. “Yes if the right guy comes along so be it but I am not searching.” She added, “I’m not on a dating app, let’s put it that way.” Cheryl also reevaluated her list of requirements that would render someone suitable to spend time with.
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“As I’ve changed the characteristics of somebody I’d be interested in has changed,” Cheryl said. “It’s about somebody who wants to grow and evolve because without it life can be very stagnant and I’m not about to live that again.” Judges will give one point to Ms. Burke for sliding in some subtle shade on the back end.
‘Ol Matthew has already moved on and appears to be in an intense relationship with Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas from the group TLC. So I guess Chilli doesn’t think life is particularly stagnant and she’s definitely interested in growth, as the couple is apparently weighing their parenthood options. And Cheryl is really taking the high road about the whole thing.
On an episode of The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever With Chris Harrison, Cheryl even managed to joke about her ex-husband’s famous girlfriend. Cheryl said, “I’m not going to a concert. But I will still sing along to the song ‘No Scrubs‘.”
Matthew and Cheryl’s divorce was final last September and she wishes him well, probably because saying you want your ex to perish painfully and slowly in public isn’t proper etiquette. She also retired from DWTS after a whopping 17 years. Now Cheryl’s main focus is going with the flow.
She said, ”I take it one day at a time—like my sobriety—because that’s all I can handle. When I think too far in the future or past it brings up so much anxiety, that I try and stay as present as possible. Atta girl. I hope Cheryl can stay on this track, maintain a level head, and keep on ticking.
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