dancing with the Stars Pro Cheryl Burke feels “lucky” and “grateful” for the support of her celebrity partner, Cody Rigsby, as the couple competes on the show’s 30th season. Burke, who will mark his 24th season as a pro, is entering the season as a quieter participant. Although she admits she is nervous about going on this journey, Burke cites Rigby’s support as a major reason why she is able to maintain a clear vision.
Cheryl Burke shares her sobriety story in 2020
Burke first shared his spartan story in 2020. He found a kindred spirit in his Season 29 celebrity partner AJ McLean, who shared his own journey. DWTS. Burke also found a friend in McLean’s mentor René Elisondo Jr.
Professional partners formed close friendships off-screen. Burke and McLean started a podcast titled “Pretty Messed Up.” There, they discussed their respective journeys and spoke with others who shared life’s struggles.
Through their work together, Burke realized how therapeutic it was to talk about something she had gone through. She found that a public admission made her accountable for her actions.
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in an essay for us weekly, Burke said that his partnership with Rigsby has helped him maintain his health path.
Burke says that dance is a “form of therapy” and it helps to find a partner who shares his or her same vision for happiness.
“As stressful as it is, putting yourself in a season DWTS And dedicating my time to helping my partner grow, whatever journey they are on, that’s what I love to do,” she wrote.
Rigsby understands that Burke is calm and supports his journey.
“With Kodi” [Rigsby]He knows I’m cool and definitely supports it. She has family members who struggle with drug addiction. He is such a great mental health advocate,” Burke says of his celebrity partner.
“A lot of people I know say that his classes really got him through the pandemic, which is amazing. We both practice meditation and mindfulness. We have deep conversations outside the dance floor, so I am very lucky to have his support,” she continued.
Cheryl is excited for new friendship
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With Rigsby, Burke professes his enthusiasm for new friends who are on the same life path as him.
She revealed that as a sober person, relationships change with people who lead the lifestyle she has left behind.
Burke explained that when her perspective changed she began to attract different people into her life.
“It’s important for people who don’t take the time to educate themselves on how to respect their quiet friend,” she explained.
“Your relationships will change, but you will also find new relationships. I’ve made a lot of new friends who, like me, want to grow and develop into the best version of themselves,” Burke concluded.
dancing with the Stars Airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.