Cheryl Burke is beginning the brand new 12 months with a win, actually. The DWTS alum shared on her Instagram on Monday that after a long divorce settlement from Matthew Lawrence and a fair longer custody battle for his or her canine, Ysabella, she is lastly a full-time single mother.
“Formally a FULL-TIME canine mother… 2023, we’re off to an incredible begin!” Burkey captioned her submit. She shared a photograph of her and Ysabella sitting on a bench and overlooking the sundown over the water collectively.
Cheryl and actor Matthew Lawrence had been married for 3 years earlier than their separation in February of 2022. Their divorce was finalized in September of the identical 12 months. Nonetheless, the choice of who Ysabella would stay with was nonetheless ongoing.
She spoke concerning the tough scenario with Entertainment Tonight again in October, saying, “It sucks as a result of, for me, it is simply merciless. She’s my canine, and it was a present from my ex, and I hope that this quickly, you realize, dies down, and he calls it off. Since you’re taking, like, my daughter away from me.”
She later revealed on her podcast, Burke In The Game, that the 2 weren’t capable of hash it out on their very own and determined they would wish to go to court docket, lamenting, “We’re going to go to trial — except he unexpectedly calls it off, however that will occur… and that may occur in January. I am simply nonetheless actually harm by the entire scenario. You already know, that is my canine. Ysabella is my daughter.”
Followers flooded the professional dancer’s submit with love and assist, sharing, “I’m thrilled for you! Correctly … and an incredible begin for a model new 12 months!!!”
“So blissful for this victory! I’m so sorry you needed to undergo any of the drama surrounding this. She is your fur child, finish [of] story!” one particular person wrote. “Congrats Cheryl! I observe your podcast and was pondering of you this month. Glad you’ve your child lady formally! Blessings and all one of the best in 2023,” one other added.
Whereas Cheryl has discovered solace in her new chapter with Ysabella, Matthew Lawrence has moved on with TLC singer Chili. The pair confirmed to PEOPLE they had been courting earlier this month, with a rep for Chili revealing, “I have been with Chilli since 2005, and I’ve by no means seen her this in love,” Jordan tells PEOPLE. “She is glowing. They’re actually cute collectively.”
Appears like 2023 is off to a very good begin for everybody concerned!