Cheryl Burke is allowing herself to really feel alone after her divorce from Matthew Lawrence.
Last month, the “Dancing with the Stars” pro filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Courts on February 18.
We broke the story on February 23 that Burke decided to end her marriage after nearly three years.
Burke Filed For Divorce In Mid-February
The famous former couple tied the knot on May 23, 2019, ending their relationship in under 3 years. According to reports, the couple started dating back in 2017 but met in 2006 after Lawrence’s brother — Joey — was cast on ‘DWTS.’ The couple dated for a few years following their meeting, but got back together in 2017 and eventually got married.
Following her divorce, Burke confirmed the news to be true on her Instagram.
She didn’t specify a reason WHY she and Lawrence needed to end their marriage, but the divorce news is true.
Since becoming single, Burke has kept to herself and only herself. She admitted to taking time to really “feel my feelings.”
Cheryl Needed To Truly Feel Her Feelings After The Divorce
She took a trip to the same place where she and Lawrence got married back in 2019, The Fairmont Grand Del Mar, to reflect and recharge.
Of course, she brought her little French Bulldog Ysabella with her.
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At the time of her trip she wrote on Instagram, “Taking a few days alone to focus inward, reflect and really try to feel my feelings – with my partner in crime of course ♥️. I think it’s important to note, that I am so fortunate to be able to pause and take this time for myself. As much as I may be going through personally, it is nothing compared to the suffering in Ukraine right now. If you haven’t already, please visit the link in my description to see how you can help.”
On Monday, March 7, she followed up her statement about being alone to explain the impact it had on her mental health.
Cheryl Issues A Statement About Being Alone
“I’ve realized that whenever I am at a point in my life where I have some big emotions to process, the best thing for me to do is to spend some time alone – other than being with Ysa of course, but I truly feel like she is a part of me, so she doesn’t count,” she started off a three-page note.
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“If I’m being honest, really feeling my feelings is new to me. I’ve spent my entire life up to this point trying to numb them, and I’m learning that really going through them is A LOT harder. There’s the obvious reason it’s hard – that the emotions I’m experiencing right now are complicated and aren’t exactly happy,” Burke admitted. “But the less obvious reason is that I’m realizing I have a tendency to judge my own feelings and if I’m with other people that magnifies. I get so focused on other people’s perception of how I’m dealing with my emotions – which then in turn leads me to question if I am feeling things the ‘right way.’ I know I shouldn’t do that, but I also know I can’t be the only person who does.”
Burke concluded her message with some words of wisdom.
“I guess all of that is to say, to truly experience my feelings, whatever they may be, being alone for a few days has been the best thing for me. I would highly encourage anyone else out there to try it and not feel guilty for needing that space,” she wrote.
The ‘DWTS’ star was inundated with love and support in her comments section.
Kimberly Snyder wrote, “Well said love ❤️,” and Brianne Davis commented, “Proud of you ❤️❤️❤️.”
Another replied, “You’re in it and confronting is uncomfortable but all that we suppress just prolongs the suffering. So incredibly inspired and sending so much love always❤️ you are supported!!”
Burke’s ex-husband has yet to issue a statement about the divorce.