Matthew Lawrence and Cheryl Burke by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/ WireImage.com
Now that I think about it,
didn't seem like her usual perky self when I
last Friday backstage at the
Dancing with the Stars
Tour. And now I know why.
Burke's publicist confirms to me exclusively that the two-time
champ and her boyfriend of a year, actor
, have broken up. "I can confirm that Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence quietly ended their relationship a few weeks ago," says the rep.
The pair met in 2006 through Matthew's brother, Season 3
contestant Joey Lawrence, but didn't start dating until early '07.
In related news, this is my third
-related blog post in less than a week - and that's not including this week's
or all the
that just went up on our video page. How did this happen?!
Oh, right. The strike.