Cheryl Burke has split from her boyfriend of less than a year, JT Torregiani, according to Us Magazine. The report states that several sources have reported to the magazine that the couple has ended their relationship. In fact, JT did not even attend Burke’s birthday bash on May 3.
Either side has not officially confirmed these break-up reports for Cheryl and JT. The pair has known each other for several years, but they took their relationship from platonic to romantic last year. Cheryl was gushing about her relationship in recent months.
She spoke with People Magazine at a Golden Globes event earlier this year, and she revealed that she was ready to marry Torregiani.
“I want a family, and I want kid. So JT better put a ring on it soon! Being part of Dancing took up a lot of my time. The reason love came into my life now is because I allowed that to happen. It’s hard, especially in this town, to be you. In this relationship, I can be me, whether it’s negative or positive. He accepts me for me. I don’t have to hide anything from him.”
Burke even revealed her ideal wedding location. She would also make him dance at their wedding and not her. She wanted to be the one to judge someone’s dancing skills for once.
A month later, in February, Cheryl was still talking about getting married to JT. She talked about him picking out a ring, and she revealed the person that would be in charge of planning her wedding once JT popped the question.
“That’s one thing I will not do, shop for a ring. I’m not picky. It could be small, big, who cares? Whatever comes from JT. Leah Remini is a good friend. She’s going to be the middle man. It’s all down to her. Leah would take over [the wedding planning]. I never dreamt about a wedding or anything like that. I’m not picky. Leah is. She’s very particular. She’s a great party planner. I know I could leave it up to her, and it’ll be great.”
Cheryl had the wedding all planned out it seems, so it is not known what changed between the couple since February. With neither said speaking out officially, it is hard to know what caused the end of the relationship.
Cheryl Burke is busy getting ready for a new television series. She left Dancing with the Stars last season after 10 years. Her departure was not a shock. She revealed she was ready to look for other opportunities. She appeared on the ABC reality series for 19 seasons, and she won two mirror ball trophies during that time.
Back in October, she spoke about her exit with TV Guide.
“It’s so hard for me to talk about this, because I owe my life to Dancing with the Stars. They’ve changed my life completely. They’re my family and it’s always hard to say goodbye…to a bunch of people that really believed in me from the start, and continued to believe in me for the last 10 years.”
By December, Us Magazine was reporting that Cheryl Burke was joining the cast of a new variety show on NBC. I Can Do That is set to premiere on May 26 on the network.
The series will have Marlon Wayans as a host, and Nicole Scherzinger, Joe Jonas, Ciara, Jeff Dye and actor Alan Ritchson will join Burke on stage. Each week the six celebrities will perform tasks and show off talents that they had no idea they even possessed. The series will air this summer on NBC, and it will consist of six one-hour long episodes.
Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative programming, spoke about the new series.
“We’re excited to watch our all-star cast rise to the challenges ahead in such a fresh, new way. Our viewers are going to fall in love with how these natural born entertainers push themselves outside of their comfort zones to put on a spectacular show every week.”
Cheryl Burke has been a favorite of many Dancing with the Stars fans, but she has also earned a lot of criticism in recent years. Her weight loss and body have earned her a critical eye, but she has stood up and defended herself against all the criticism. She once called too fat, but she lost the weight and people said she was too skinny.
She spoke about the criticism with People Magazine last year.
“I’ve had to change my lifestyle. I’m happy. I’m eating well. I’m working out every day. And I’m more responsible. I used to go out every single night in my 20s. It was one big party. And now, that’s not the way I want to live my life. When you change your lifestyle, your body changes. I’m completely healthy. My curves are never going to go away. Have I lost weight? Absolutely. But not in an unhealthy way. I want everyone to know that. I love my fans. But words are hurtful, especially coming from people you think always have your back.”
Chery Burke is one that seems to bounce back quickly from the punches life throws her way. What do you think of these split rumors?
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