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Cheryl Burke Admits Being the 'Breadwinner' in Failed Marriage to Matthew Lawrence Wasn't 'Good' for Their Relationship

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Apr. 18 2024, Published 12:26 p.m. ET

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Cheryl Burke is getting honest about a major issue in her former marriage to Matthew Lawrence.

While appearing on the Thursday, April 18, episode of Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes' "Amy & T.J." podcast, the Dancing With the Stars pro, 39, admitted that being the moneymaker in her relationship with the former teen star, 44, was the driving force behind their 2022 divorce.

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Cheryl Burke got honest about a major issue in her former marriage to Matthew Lawrence.

Burke admitted to the former newscasters and real-life couple that she "learned that you can't buy love" after being with Lawrence for three years.

"I tried to not obviously, I didn't buy my ex-husband, but, like, I definitely would say I was the breadwinner," the Dance Moms alum explained. "Like, I supported us, and I don't think it's black and white."

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Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence finalized their divorce in 2022.

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"It's like — it made me feel good, but then it didn't necessarily make the relationship good," Burke, who also dated Lawrence from 2007 until 2008 before reuniting in 2017, added of being the one to bring home a heftier paycheck.

Robach, who finalized her divorce from ex-husband Andrew Shue in 2023, gave a bit of perspective from her own experience, adding, "I had a false sense of security. But it's also emasculating, and so it creates an awful dynamic."

When asked if she wanted someone to "take care of her," Burke admitted, "I just don't know if I do."

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Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence married in 2019.

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"I want someone who wants to evolve, like, that wants to consistently and wants to, like, work on himself, be able to take accountability when needed," the entertainer explained. "Because, like, you can blame all day long, but at the end of the day, you're stuck with you for the rest of your freaking life. You better like yourself."

"Someone who's supportive, someone who is not — confident is the wrong word — worth," Burke said, throwing a bit of shade at her former partner. "Confidence is just, I believe, ego, like, comes from, like, the foundation of maybe a little ego."

Lawrence, who has since moved on with TLC's Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, recently told his side of the story about their difficult split.

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Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence previously dated from 2007 to 2008 before reuniting in 2017.

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"I found out ... why I was getting so off course when it comes to relationships," the Boy Meets World actor explained in a recent episode of his "Brotherly Love" podcast. "I wound up getting involved with people that I was trying to please and make happy."

"You can love someone to death, and you can be in a toxic relationship and it can spiral out of control and ruin both your lives," he added.

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