12 Things You Didn’t Know About Cheryl Burke And Matthew Lawrence’s Relationship

  
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The road to happiness had quite the bump in the road for Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke and actor Matthew Lawrence, but in the end, they were meant to be together. The adorable couple have been through a lot of ups and downs all while having everything publicized and after a ten-year breakup, they are not only back together but getting married! From meeting back in 2006 to planning a wedding now, here are 12 things you didn’t know about Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence’s relationship:

12. How They Met

Back in 2006, Cheryl Burke and Boy Meets World actor Matthew Lawrence met for the very first time thanks to Matthew’s older brother, Joey Lawrence. Joey Lawrence, who starred with Matthew and their younger brother Andrew on the show Brotherly Love, competed in season three of Dancing With the Stars where he came in third with pro dancer Edyta Sliwinska and where he introduced his brother, Matthew, to Cheryl Burke, who ended up winning the season with Emmitt Smith. The pair didn’t end up dating, however, until the season tour in the fall of 2006 when Matthew went to support his brother. By early 2007, the pair had been spotted together several times and a source told PEOPLE, “They are definitely together. Cheryl is very happy.” A friend of Burke’s said, “It’s early days but I don’t think I’ve ever seen Cheryl this happy.”

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11. Early Relationship

After much speculation about their romance, Burke finally confirmed that she and Lawrence were an item in March 2007. For the first time, she opened up to PEOPLE about the relationship, saying, “Life is great! He’s a great, smart, wonderful guy. We started dating at the end of December while I was on the (Dancing with the Stars) tour (with his older brother, Joey Lawrence) and we’re having a lot of fun.” When asked what she likes to do when she isn’t dancing, she sweetly said, “I spend time with Matt, of course. My schedule for the past year has been work, work, work. I’m just a normal 22-year-old girl who likes to go out, go to movies, have fun, hang out with my friends, get manicures.” She also did a sweet video diary where she was asked how she keeps a good relationship with Lawrence even when on the road and busy with dance, and she replied, “Well, Matt is very supportive and he always wants to make sure we keep in contact and we talk for hours and hours.” She then surprised everyone by flipping the camera to show that Lawrence had decided to join her on the road for the summer as he said it was “wonderful” to be supporting her.

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