Cheryl Burke is the most supportive ex-wife!
The retired “Dancing With the Stars” professional and her husband, Matthew Lawrence, called it quits on their marriage last year.
They were married for three years and she filed for dissolution of marriage in February 2022. She noted they separated in January.
Cheryl Burke Reacts To Ex-Husband Wanting Kids With New GF!
Burke has remained single since the divorce was finalized; however, Lawrence has not.
He’s currently dating TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas.
Reports of the couple’s romance began in late 2022, and they went public with it in January.
During a recent red-carpet appearance, Lawrence doted on his new girlfriend and expressed his desire to have children with her.
While speaking to Entertainment Tonight, he was asked if he would like to welcome children with Chilli.
He replied, “I hope. That’s the game plan. That’s what we’re trying to do.”
He continued, “My life is in complete bloom right now. I get to spend time with an amazing woman like Chilli.”
Burke got wind of his comment and added her own commentary.
Matthew Lawrence Gushes About Relationship With Chilli
Appearing on Chris Harrison’s podcast, “The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever with Chris Harrison,” Burke admitted she’d be very happy for him to have kids.
In fact, she wasn’t even really “surprised” by her ex-husband’s admission.
“I really, truly hope he can actually have a kid with Chili,” she said, “wish[ing] him well.”
She noted that Lawrence “always wanted” to be a father.
Cheryl Wishes Lawrence Well On His Journey To Fatherhood
The former couple also talked about starting a family when they were together. They had “conversations” about freezing her eggs.
“He comes from a huge family,” she explained. “But I always had said, ‘As long as I had to shove my body in a dance costume, me thinking about being pregnant probably isn’t something I can talk about at the moment.’”
Lawrence recently opened up about his past failed relationships on his “Brotherly Love” podcast.
He co-hosts it with his brothers Andrew and Joey Lawrence.
During last Friday’s episode he said, “I found out that that was the reason why I was getting so off course when it comes to relationships. I wound up getting involved with people that I was trying to please and make happy.”
The actor broke down the issues in his personal life.
“It really didn’t come down to, ‘Was this a good union? Are we making each other happy? Is there trust and bonds and are there good things here?’ I was just like, ‘If I am going to do anything right, I am going to make sure this person is so darn happy with me,’” he recalled. “It never works.”
He noted he couldn’t “make somebody else happy” on his own.
“Love is amazing but love doesn’t do it on its own,” he continued. “You can love someone to death, and you can be in a toxic relationship and it can spiral out of control and ruin both your lives. What works? Trust and respect.”