DWTS' Cheryl Burke says she tried couples therapy before filing for divorce

Dancing with the Stars professional Cheryl Burke has revealed that she went through couples therapy with her estranged husband before she filed for divorce.

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Cheryl and Matthew, 42, wed in May 2019 after meeting in 2006 when she was paired with his brother Joey Lawrence on the hit competition show. They dated for a year but then ended things before reuniting 10 years later in 2017.

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Cheryl filed for divorce on 18 February, and the court documents seen by Us Weekly reveal the separation date for Cheryl and NMatthew Lawrence was listed at 7 January; Cheryl cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their split.

"I'm a huge advocate for therapy," Cheryl shared on Wednesday's episode of Tamron Hall.

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"I truly believe in it. Matt and I were in couple's therapy, even before our marriage. I think people associate therapy with like, 'Oh my god, there's a problem.' But really I think it's very healthy to have that third person there that's not biased and that can give you ways and tools on how to communicate."

She added: "Emotions and feelings can get in the way and can get misconstrued. I'm a huge advocate for that. We definitely did try. People evolve. People grow. And sometimes they grow together and sometimes they unfortunately grow apart."


Cheryl recently revealed that she is dating again - and this time, hoping for input from fans. The dancer is launching a new podcast on iHeartRadio, Burke In The Game, and she shared that "this is the first time I think anyone, including myself, is going to see or hear me be as vulnerable as I have to be".

The podcast will be interactive, and fans can decide when Cheryl decides to date.

"They can choose whatever question we ask. It's all about building me up to get me ready to date, and doing the self-work and having them be involved. And, when do they think that I should start dating again? Is there a timeframe?" she shared.

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