In a touching tribute posted to her Instagram, Cheryl Burke opened up about the death of her father, and how the Dancing With The Stars competitor has been dealing with the heartbreaking loss.
The slideshow style post began with a snap of the dancer looking reflective as she sat in front of a beautiful landscape, the sun setting behind her. Burke's silhouette is darkened in the shot, and the mountains and small town below are the focal point of the picture. She directed her fans in the caption to swipe though the post, which continued on with her reflections of the year.
To start, Burke spoke about the highlights of her year. From her engagement to Mrs. Doubtfire actor Matthew Lawrence to her epic 21st season competing on Dancing With The Stars with partner Juan Pablo Di Pace, which ended in a shocking loss, she touched on what she called a "rollercoaster" year.
"As I sit here and reflect on this past year, I have to say that 2018 will always be the year that I will never forget. From my Dad's passing in March, to getting engaged to the love of my life on my birthday and last but not least, competing in my 21st season of Dancing With the Stars with an incredible partner that culminated in the most shocking elimination in all 27 seasons, this year has been a rollercoaster ride to say the least," she confessed in the first part of her post.