Cheryl Burke hints at the possible end of “Dancing with the Stars”: “I do not know” if season 31 will be my last


Making moves? Cheryl Burke is ready to become a mother, which could mean leaving Dancing with the Stars in the near future.

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“If I’m going to do another season of Dancing with the Stars, I just need to do it,” the 38—year-old star explained on Tuesday, August 9, in an episode of The Allison Interview podcast. “When the time comes, whether it will be my last season or not, I do not know. And if not, then I can absorb my brain with these thoughts.”

The professional dancer noted that pregnancy can definitely affect whether she will continue to participate in the ABC reality show.

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“I would prefer not to put on a dance costume and just let myself gain weight,” she admitted. “I believe I’ll start loving my body more when I don’t have to stick my ass in a dance costume. So now it’s suspended.”

Burke said that no matter what happens in the future, she is sure that the goal of her life is “not to teach celebrities to dance.”

The Dance Moms graduate explained that DWTS, in which she has been participating from time to time since season 2, is not as glamorous as it seems.

“No one understands the show and how intense it is,” said the two—time mirror ball champion. “I compare this show, in a good and complicated way, to Survivor, except that we have water and shelter. It’s full.”

Burke previously spoke about wanting to have children with estranged husband Matthew Lawrence, with whom she broke up in January. Before the two tied the knot in May 2019, the California native spoke exclusively to Us Weekly about their future.

“We want kids and all that,” said the co—host of the podcast “Pretty Messed Up” in September 2017.

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Three years later, a 42-year-old graduate of Brotherly Love exclusively informed us that the couple’s plans to expand the family were “postponed” amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think it’s healthier. I do not know if it is ideal for me to be pregnant right now,” Burke explained during their joint interview in April 2020.

In September 2021, the former ABC personality told Tamron Hall that she needed to freeze eggs, but she hadn’t started the process yet. Five months later, news broke that Burke had filed for divorce from Lawrence in February after breaking up after the holidays.

The premiere of the 31st season of “Dancing with the Stars” will take place on Disney+ on Monday, September 19.


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