She’s dancing into marriage! Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke is engaged to Mrs. Doubtfire actor Matthew Lawrence, she announced via Instagram early Friday, May 4.
Lawrence, best known for his roles in Brotherly Love and Boy Meets World, popped the question at the Montage in Laguna Beach, California, on Thursday night, just in time for Burke’s 34th birthday. “OMG!” the dance pro expressed in her announcement. “So far so good for 34! #amilliontimesyes #imengaged#herecomesthebride.”
Burke’s ring is an art deco-inspired piece that includes a center stone surrounded by a double round halo.
The couple’s love story spans more than a decade after they first met in 2006 through a mutual pal—Matthew’s brother Joey Lawrence, who appeared on season three of ABC’s smash dance competition series DWTS. Burke and Matthew started dating in 2007 before splitting a year later. They reconciled a decade after their initial split.
Another trip around the sun… #34 . • Birthday’s can be filled with so many emotions, and even though this may not be a “milestone” birthday for me, it feels like a real turning point in my life. . A lot happened during 33, both good and bad- I got to share my passion with #LOTF and came back to #DWTS, I lost my father and came to terms with a lot of things that happened in my past. I’m so grateful for my family, boyfriend, friends and team who have supported me and believed in me every step of the way. • I’m ready now, though, for a new year and a fresh start. I have new goals at 34. I’m realizing that, physically, dance won’t last forever (that doesn’t mean I’m done yet!). I need to step out of my comfort zone and be open to new opportunities. I know that I want to start a family soon. I want to surround myself with good people and eliminate negativity from my life. I want to push myself to be the best version of me that I can be. • I may be another year older, but I’m just getting started.
Just last year, Burke told Us Weekly that she wanted to build a life with her beau. “We really want to do it right,” she mused. “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!’”