Dancing With The Stars Season 2 Winner Cheryl Burke’s Faith In Christianity, Tumultuous Family Life & Advocacy

American dancer, model, TV host, and choreographer Cheryl Burke was born on May 3, 1984, in San Francisco, California, to her parents, Sherri Charito and Stephen Louis Burke. Cheryl Burke is of Filipino, Irish, and Russian descent. She follows and has faith in Christianity.

Because of Cheryl’s father, Stephen’s infidelity, her parents divorced when she was 2. After her parents split, Burke’s mother, Sherri, married her stepfather, Robert Wolf.

Cheryl, the “Dancing With the Stars” winner, has two siblings: Nicole Wolf and Mandy Wolf.

Cheryl became engaged to Matthew Lawrence (an actor and singer born February 11, 1980) on her birthday, May 3, 2018, and married him on May 23, 2019.

However, she filed for divorce from Matthew, which was finalized on September 19, 2022.

Former ”Dancing With The Stars” Pro Cheryl Loves Her New Endeavor Of Podcasting

On November 22, 2022, Cheryl announced her official retirement from Dancing with the Stars ” on her Instagram. As per her Instagram caption, this was the hardest but correct decision.

She is now accomplishing her commitment to mental health advocacy and is focused on her newfound love for podcasting.

After she was publicly attacked about her weight, she developed ”body dysmorphia,” a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. This led her toward body image and mental health advocacy.

As a mental health advocate, Cheryl often speaks at medical conferences, women’s conventions, and to school-age children about self-esteem and healthy body image.

In addition to that, Burke often speaks up publicly about being a survivor of domestic and sexual abuse. Her only passion is to continue sharing her story to help others know that they are not alone in going through domestic and sexual abuse.

Cheryl’s biography ”Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life,” addresses scenarios that shaped Cheryl throughout her life, be it her childhood abuse and the abusive relationships she lived through or the harsh criticisms she faced about her weight and body, in her early twenties.

She has launched a ”Body Language program aiming to heal through the power of body awareness, where she offers free courses for people wanting to better themselves since therapy is expensive these days.

Now, Cheryl hosts an iHeart Radio Podcast, ”Sex, Lies, and Spray Tans Pods,” which has 1.47K subscribers. She began hosting the podcast on December 31, 2022.

FAQs

When Did Cheryl Win ABC’s ”Dancing With the Stars?

In 2006, Cheryl Burke became the first female professional dancer to win ABC’s ”Dancing With the Stars” season 2 with her celebrity partner Drew Lachey.

When Did Cheryl Burke Discover Her Love For Dancing?

At age 4, while taking ballet lessons, Cheryl discovered her love and passion for dance.

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