Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke has revealed she’s been sober for “two years” after deciding to quit alcohol “cold turkey.”
Cheryl, 36, opened up about her past experiences with alcohol during Tuesday’s episode of the LadyGang podcast, according to Us Weekly.
“It was just a decision that I made for myself,” Cheryl shared.
Cheryl said she stopped drinking before tying the knot with actor Matthew Lawrence in 2019.
“It was when Matt and I got engaged and it was during that engagement party that we were just like — or that I was like, he didn’t even know — I was just like, I was done,” Cheryl revealed.
Cheryl said while she’s not in the Alcoholics Anonymous program, she hasn’t had a drink in two years and plans to keep it that way.
“My father passed away — and then my dad was an alcoholic — so either I was gonna crash and burn and check myself into rehab or I was gonna just quit cold turkey,” Cheryl said, according to the magazine.
“That’s just my personality. It’s either black or white.”
It therefore couldn’t have worked out better that producers chose to pair Cheryl with Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean, 42, for Dancing with the Stars’ 29th season.