Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence Are Married!
- May 24, 2019
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Let the dance party begin!
Dancing with the Stars’ Cheryl Burke and her longtime boyfriend, actor Matthew Lawrence, were married on Thursday evening at the Fairmont Grand del Mar in San Diego, California, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.
“Matt brings out the best in me,” Burke, 35, told PEOPLE days before the nuptials. “He enjoys every moment and that helps me appreciate life even more.”
Wearing a dramatic Romona Keveza gown with a six-foot train, Burke, accompanied by her stepfather Bob Wolf, walked down the aisle to meet her husband-to-be as family and friends, including her Dancing costars, looked on.
Burke’s bridal party included matron of honor Leah Remini as well as her sister Nicole and Dancing’s Kym Johnson Herjavec. Lawrence’s two best men were his brothers, actor Joey Lawrence and musician Andy Lawrence.
The couple’s “I dos” capped off a relationship that began nearly 13 years ago, when they met during the 2006 Dancing with the Stars season during which Lawrence’s brother Joey competed.
“There was an attraction right away,” said Burke. “But we were both really young.”
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The couple broke things off after a year, but reunited almost nine years later, in 2017.
“It felt like the [time passed] didn’t happen,” said Burke. “I just felt so comfortable.”
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Lawrence, 39, proposed in May 2018 at the Montage Laguna Beach — with a very special ring, using the exact diamond that her late father gave her mother.
Now, the couple is looking forward to a romantic honeymoon — and eventually, expanding their family.
“I want to have kids,” said Burke. “[When we got back together] it was like, ‘Let’s not waste any time. Time’s a tickin’!’ ”