“I’m getting old, you know, so it’s something of interest to me.”“It would be fun to have a pool of guys around you and getting to know someone,” Cheryl, who's been linked to actor , added. Like a lot of your (former dance) partners have bought you a ,000 ring? Ellen: Because you know people would say something like that would mean that you’re dating. , Burke, 26, writes that people assumed she and Chad were "an item" last spring because they had great chemistry and were both single.(There was also the matter of that ,000 ring he gave her.) And now she tells Lifeline Live that, yes, "We had a little bit of a fling."They dated?"It's been a little over a year and I've taken this time for me and taken the time to really get to know who I am. For now, it's best that I work on me and focus on my career. It's helping me and I feel like I'm helping people."She admits, "I did think about it for awhile. But this is my story."And she's ready to return for the new season of , although she won't know her celebrity partner until after they're all announced on Feb. "I have no idea" who will be on, she says, and adds, "We have no say" about who she'll be paired with, which is why "every season has been a different experience" -- from Tom De Lay to Wayne Newton to Gilles Marini to Emmitt Smith.
DH: It was frustrating [being accused of favoritism], because it discounted my work and how much I put into teaching and choreography. Whatever somebody says about me, that’s a reflection on how they feel and how they are.
I started to realize this wasn’t the person for me. Us: Maks, did you intentionally lead fans to believe you and Meryl Davis were an item back in 2014? It got to the point where we didn’t even know how to continue saying, “No, we’re not dating.” The funny thing is, I’m engaged [to DWTS pro Peta Murgatroyd, 30], I have a baby coming, and there are still people who think Maks and Meryl can be a thing! They showed me it’s all about personality on the show and the chemistry you have with your partner. DH: My first season , I slipped on Jennie Garth’s dress and I dropped her.
He did some dating show [VH1’s Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch]. I’m a very easy person when it comes to not giving f--ks. And nobody had my back, nobody helped with the situation. CB: Rob Kardashian [in 2011] and Jack Osbourne [in 2013].
She won her second championship with retired football star Emmitt Smith in the third season.
Cheryl returned to the ballroom on March 19, 2007 for Season 4, partnered with actor Ian Ziering.