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Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence’s Divorce is Finalized Less Than a Year Later
Us Weekly reveals that Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence have separated less than a year after announcing their split. According to court documents obtained by Us, the marriage was officially dissolved on Monday, September 19. Burke, 38, and Lawrence, 42, agreed to honor their prenuptial agreement less than a week before the divorce was finalized, according to documentation reviewed by Us earlier this month.
Burke will maintain all of her royalties and profits from Dancing With the Stars and QVC, according to the prenuptial contract, while Lawrence will retain the same rights to his respective income. The sole bone of conflict is custody of their dog, which will be fought over after the divorce.
As revealed earlier this year that the DWTS profiled for divorce after nearly three years of marriage. Burke cited “irreconcilable differences” as the cause for the divorce in the February filing. The professional dancer addressed the huge life transition on social media the same month. “I know I’ve always said I’m an open book with you guys, and I do strive to be,” she wrote on Instagram at the time.
“I hope you understand that I will not be commenting further at this time and ask for your patience and privacy.” Thank you everybody for their warm remarks and encouragement.” The former couple began dating in 2007 after Matthew’s older brother, Joey Lawrence, competed in season 3 of Dancing With the Stars. Burke and Matthew split up a year later before rekindling their affair in 2017.
The Evolution Of Cheryl Burke And Matthew Lawrence’s Relationship
Prior to the legal filing, the actor discussed the couple’s desire to become parents. “We’re just waiting to see what happens,” he told Us in April 2020. “I think we were going to move, we were going to start that new journey.” “However, everything is currently on hold. When this clears up, I believe we’ll have a greater perspective or understanding.”
The Boy Meets World alum said at the time that “continuous communication” has helped him develop his marriage. “When you stop communicating and don’t try every day, that’s when things start to come apart,” the Pennsylvania native added. “I believe that is quite significant.”
Burke, for her part, later admitted to considering the couple’s counseling before abandoning it. “I think it’s incredibly important because emotions and feelings can sometimes get in the way and be misconstrued, and so I’m a major champion for it,” she stated on an episode of Tamron Hall in May. “We definitely tried it; people evolve and grow, and sometimes they grow together, and sometimes, you know, you grow apart.”
Everything Cheryl Burke Has Said About Healing in the Wake of Matthew Lawrence’s Divorce “I mean, he will always have a particular place in my heart,” the dancer continued. I will always have a special place in my heart for him and his family.” Matthew, who has kept silent about the divorce, nevertheless follows his ex-wife on Instagram. Burke, on the other hand, has unfollowed the Brotherly Love alum on social media.
Cheryl Burke And Matthew Lawrence’s Divorce Has Been Finalized
Last week, the ex-couple agreed to divide their two properties evenly, with each party maintaining one of their two residences. According to the paperwork acquired by PEOPLE, further discussion is required to determine whether Burke, 38, or Lawrence, 42, will keep their dog Ysabella.
According to documents acquired by PEOPLE on September 14, neither party requested spousal support because they pledged to respect their premarital commitment. Now, records obtained by PEOPLE on Monday confirmed that the marriage is truly over.