Cheryl Burke might be having her best birthday ever this year. On Thursday, the dancer posted photos on her Instagram story that show her preparing for a fun birthday staycation, complete with family, friends and lots of soft pretzels. And then she got one final present from her boyfriend, actor Matthew Lawrence: an engagement ring.
Burke posted a photo set on her Instagram that shows just how happy and surprised she was. Unfortunately, she didn’t post any video of Lawrence’s proposal, but her reaction says more than enough about how she feels.
“OMG! So far so good for 34!” she captioned the photo set, using the hashtags “#amilliontimesyes,” “#imengaged” and “#herecomesthebride.” We’re totally into this — these two are so cute!
According to People magazine, the engagement comes after the couple reunited in February 2017 after close to a decade apart. They initially met in 2006, when Lawrence’s older brother, Joey Lawrence, was a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, which featured Burke at the time. The couple officially began dating in 2007 and only made it to the one-year mark before splitting up in 2008.
Since Burke and Matthew reunited in 2017, it’s been an incredibly loving relationship. The two of them frequently post adorable couples’ photos on their respective Instagrams, showing the world just how happy they are in each other’s company. Burke talked to People in September 2017 about their relationship in 2007 versus their relationship in 2017, and she said that the second time has been the charm.
‘When we first dated, we were both young and immature, and I was so new to this world,” she explained in regards to why things didn’t initially work. “Now we are both adults and feel balanced.”
There’s no word yet on any kind of wedding plans (they’ve only been engaged for a day, people!) but you know we’ll be keeping a close eye on these two as things come together. It’s been a long and winding road to happily ever after for Burke and Matthew, and it’s nice to see them enjoying every moment of it together.