And from being hurt by media scrutiny over her weight.
Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish took third place honors on Season 19, but it was her rumored romance with partner Val Chmerkovskiy that took center stage. While Season 18 champs Maksim Chmerkovskiy and figure skater Meryl Davis denied any romantic interest, fans still aren't buying it — everyone is pumped they are reuniting for SWAY: A Dance Trilogy on June 5 and 6.
Born Cheryl Stephanie Bautista Burke on 3rd May, 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA and educated at Menlo- Atherton High School, she is famous for Dancing With The Stars in a career that spans 1988–present. Was absolutely disgusted what happened to Cheryl as a young girl after reading her book. As a champion dancer she has made ABC a lot of money over the past decade for the work she has done on that television show.
I 've had that pattern of dating unavailable men in my life and it was hard to resist, obviously, but it was still something I knew from other relationships."Burke says she doesn't have a boyfriend.
"It's been a little over a year and I've taken this time for me and taken the time to really get to know who I am. For now, it's best that I work on me and focus on my career. It's helping me and I feel like I'm helping people."She admits, "I did think about it for awhile. But this is my story."And she's ready to return for the new season of , although she won't know her celebrity partner until after they're all announced on Feb. "I have no idea" who will be on, she says, and adds, "We have no say" about who she'll be paired with, which is why "every season has been a different experience" -- from Tom De Lay to Wayne Newton to Gilles Marini to Emmitt Smith.
I'm ready to date, but I'm always traveling."The "healing" she's talking about stems from being molested as a five-year-old by a family handyman, which she reveals in the book. She doesn't foresee leaving the show anytime soon, as pros Julianne and Derek Hough have.
From being beaten with a belt by abusive boyfriends. If anything, she says, she'd like to "maybe do another dance show on television or have a talk show, be a spokesperson for young women.
The celebrity told Bethenny that her new relationship had yet to reach the three-month marker, to which the host replied: 'When you get to three months I feel like that’s when you decide what you’re going to do.' Her guys: The brunette joked she had the hots for Wayne Newton and Tom De Lay but did not mention her affair with former partner, ex-pro football player Chad Ochocinco, saying only: 'One and done.
, Burke, 26, writes that people assumed she and Chad were "an item" last spring because they had great chemistry and were both single.
(There was also the matter of that ,000 ring he gave her.) And now she tells Lifeline Live that, yes, "We had a little bit of a fling."They dated?
"We didn't ."She says, ultimately, "He was never really available to me.
Simply put, Cheryl is a treasure who has graced us with her beauty and dancing prowess and she and Kym Johnson have given us a lot of happiness over the past decade as the finest performers on Dancing With The Stars.