‘DWTS’: Cheryl Burke On Maintaining Life-Long Sobriety

Cheryl Burke from YouTube

Most Dancing With The Stars fans are familiar with Cheryl Burke’s sobriety journey. She’s been a pretty open book as she’s navigated her battle against alcoholism and struggle to stay sober.

The good news is that the 38-year-old dancer is proudly four years sober. However, she recognizes that there are still many challenges ahead of her. Even so, Cheryl Burke is committed to maintaining sobriety for the rest of her life. See what she had to say.

Cheryl Burke reflects on four years of sobriety on TikTok

The DWTS pro is very active on social media these days. She has a lot of projects under her belt at the moment, including competing on DWTS Season 31 this fall. But she also wants to take some time to share more details on her sobriety journey with fans.

Cheryl Burke from Instagram
Cheryl Burke/Instagram

“I’m very proud of myself. I definitely am not thinking too far along cause what helped me get to the four years and what will get me through another four years or hopefully the rest of my life is really thinking about this whole process as one day at a time,” Cheryl shared with fans in a recent TikTok video. “Sometimes one hour at a time, sometimes one minute at a time depending on where I’m at as far as my feelings and emotions go.”


God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference 🙏🏼 #4yearssober #onestepatatime #soberbirthday

♬ BREAK MY SOUL – Beyoncé

It’s been four years since Cheryl Burke made the brave choice to get sober. She goes on to admit that she does struggle from time to time, but she’s very proud of herself for sticking with it.

Many followers shared their support in the comments and encouraged the dancer to keep going. Several also shared their own sobriety stories and said that Cheryl inspired them to stick to their own goals.

Although the journey has been long and hard, Cheryl Burke’s journey is helping a lot of other people too.

The dancer won’t let her divorce hurt her progress

Dancing With The Stars fans know that Cheryl Burke is navigating dating after divorce right now. Earlier this year, she and her husband Matthew Lawrence decided to call it quits after three years of marriage. Breaking up is never easy and it’s really tested the dancer’s sobriety.

“I don’t wanna say that I’ve been feeling like drinking again lately, but it’s definitely been on my mind a lot more than normal,” the 38-year-old confessed during an episode of her podcast, Burke In The Game. “I talked to my therapist about it and I guess also because I haven’t been very active with the program and with taking that fourth step that I seem to be stuck on for like the longest time now, but I’m going to slowly get back into it.”

Cheryl Burke from Instagram
Cheryl Burke/Instagram

So far, Cheryl and Matthew haven’t given many details about the divorce. But activity on the dancer’s TikTok leads some fans to believe infidelity was involved.

Stay tuned for the latest on Cheryl Burke and the rest of the DWTS cast. The Season 31 premiere kicks off on September 19, so check back for more details!

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