DWTS’ Cheryl Burke Says Matthew Lawrence Was Her First Partner Who Wasn’t “Abusive”

Cheryl Burke is looking back on the tough path that brought her to finding true love with husband Matthew Lawrence.  The 36-year-old Dancing With the Stars pro shared a powerful video to YouTube on Friday, Dec.

11 entitled "My Experience with Abusive Relationships." In the video, shown below, Cheryl provided fans with an introspective and raw look back on the string of abusive relationships that she endured in her younger years.

"Even after I graduated high school and into my professional dancing career, I was still into those types of bad-boy relationships, and I continued on the pattern of dating abusive men," she explained in the footage.

"I also was abusing myself by drinking too...

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