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Cheryl Burke has acquired a gig as a star on Dance Moms, along with her being part of season 25 for Dancing With the Stars. So, does she have much time for her relationship with boyfriend Matthew Lawrence? The couple has been on and off over the years, but has been going at a steady pace and Burke recently told Us Weekly that she would love to get married and start a family with him, explaining that, “We talked about it, so whenever the time is right. Hopefully sooner than later! I’m not getting any younger. We want kids and all of that, so we’ll see what happens.” She continued, “We’re going to try maybe for three, but I think right now one healthy one would be great. We really want to do it right. We want to do the steps of being engaged, moving in together, getting married and having kids. He’s 37, I’m 33, so it’s about that time. And of course I see Maks [Chmerkovskiy] and Peta [Murgatroyd] with their baby and everyone is having babies right now. So I’m like, ‘It’s time for me to have one!’”
The happy couple met through Matthew’s brother Joey Lawrence, who appeared on season 3 of Dancing With the Stars in 2006. Unfortunately, Burke said, “Ten years ago, it was the wrong timing. But a mutual friend was like, ‘Oh, Matt says hi.’ Then it was an easy text over Christmas and we haven’t stopped seeing each other since.It’s like we never missed a day, but it just feels so right this time.” Burke also told People, “When we first dated, we were both young and immature, and I was so new to this world. Now we are both adults and feel balanced.” Lawrence is often at Burke’s live DWTS shows, but he remains behind the scenes instead of sitting in the audience. Last year, Lawrence and his two brothers appeared on Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry, who spoke about Lawrence’s future in love. He didn’t mention Burke’s name, but it was clear that Lawrence was looking to move forward in his love life. Lawrence admitted, “Personally, I’m 36 trying to figure out that next step in my life.” At the time, however, it appears that he may have been in a different relationship, as he said he had been with the same girl for four years. Lawrence and Burke reportedly got back together in the winter of 2017, according to Who’s Dated Who.
Burke says that she and Lawrence enjoy nights in and that his being an actor makes it easier with her career. She says that because Lawrence is used to the spotlight, he understands what her jobs require and her lifestyle. Also, even though Lawrence is used to being in the public eye, he’s not as visible on social media as Burke. When it comes to spending time together, Burke tells People that, “He’s such a great guy. He’s so normal, considering we’re in this crazy business. It’s so nice to be able to come home to him and turn Netflix on and order Postmates. He’s someone I definitely do see spending the rest of my life with.”