Cheryl Burke is a huge animal lover, while her husband of over three years, Matthew Lawrence, is obsessed with reptiles.
This diverse love of pets has made the couple’s family fascinating, filled with over three dozen crawling creatures!
The pet mom opened up about her entire household and the variety of beautiful and unique creatures that comprise it.
Cheryl Burke And Matthew Lawrence Have Over 40 reptiles
What happens when a dog lover, Burke, resides with a reptile lover, Lawrence? Well, a household of over three dozen diverse pets.
On Thursday, January 6, the American professional dancer dived into her and her husband’s lives as pet parents on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”
Burke expressed that she loves animals, but Lawrence loves reptiles, and their relationship works because opposites attract. She explained that:
“He [Lawrence] has 45-50 reptiles that live beneath us. No snakes! That was the deal… I knew I would be marrying a guy who loves reptiles.”
According to the “Dancing With The Stars” pro, the “Mrs. Doubtfire” actor’s reptiles include iguanas that resemble crocodiles.
On the other hand, Burke has an adorable female French Bulldog which she keeps safely away from any household reptile that may find her sumptuous.
The “Dancing With The Stars” Pro Recounts History of Alcoholism
The stress of Burke’s Olympic lifestyle got to her in the past and made her depend on alcohol to get through each day.
The Blast shared an October interview the ABC personality had on the “Heart of the Matter” podcast. She admitted to hosting Elizabeth Vargas that she was a functioning alcoholic.
Burke said her alcoholism began when she moved to Los Angeles for “DWTS.” She made several promises to quit but could not seem to stop.
The TV host’s turning point was when she saw her father sipping whiskey on his deathbed. After getting engaged to the “Brotherly Love” actor, her body started rejecting intoxication.
Burke officially quit alcohol on the night of her engagement party after breaking out in hives. She described it as her “body rejecting all this poison after drowning with it for so many years.”
Today, the dancer is sober and attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings introduced to her by AJ McLean of ‘Backstreet Boys.’
The “Boy Meets World” Actor’s Wife Amasses Supporters Through Sobriety Journey
Burke inspired a hoard of well-wishers by pulling herself out of a dark place and sharing her journey into sobriety.
The Blast revealed that the first female professional dancer to win “DWTS” got candid on Instagram that she is taking decisions relating to alcohol one day at a time.
Fans found Burke’s candid message inspiring and uplifted her with a hoard of love and support over her sobriety journey.
A fan penned, “A FANTASTIC answer. My wife struggles every day not to drink. I show her your messages when you talk about this issue.”
A supporter expressed amazement and pride over the dancer’s honesty by commenting, “You are amazing, Cheryl, and I couldn’t be prouder of you.”
Another well-wisher expressed the need to stay away from negativity and take things easy, writing, “Taking [things] one day at a time and staying strong and positive.”