On Thursday, former “Dancing with the Stars” pro Cheryl Burke shared a farewell message on social media to her Hollywood Hills residence, which has been her home for the past 16 years.
She expressed her excitement for a fresh start and mentioned that she is embarking on a new chapter. Earlier this week, she had revealed her plans to move, uncovering some DWTS memorabilia while sorting through boxes.
Fans Surround Cheryl Burke As She Said Goodbye To Her Longtime Los Angeles Home
Revealing that she had finally moved somewhere new, Burke took to Instagram to post multiple throwback slides. In the first image, she is stunning in a black cutout bodycon dress, matching shiny court shoes, and a purse.
Next came a view of her in a black tube outfit while at dinner before she, “Kevin Can Wait” star Leah Remini, and “Dangerous Force” actress Nicole Wolf appeared with big smiles on their faces.
Other slides featured her in a boxing session with pal Nicholas Vierra, sitting on a couch alongside model and “DWTS” star Kelly Monaco, stunning in a champagne lace cocktail gown, filming, and hanging out with another friend. Beneath the bittersweet snaps, the Filipino-American celebrity penned a lengthy caption that began:
“Goodbye to the Hollywood Hills 👋 Taking a look back at my home of 16 years, and all of the memories that were made. From my old after party days in my 20s (pre sobriety) to filming a live episode of DWTS with @codyrigsby when I got Covid. It’s bittersweet saying goodbye to the house that helped me grow into the woman I am today.”
Wrapping up, the dark-haired queen wrote, “To all the beautiful people who helped create memories in this home, thank you for sharing this special place with me. I’m sad to say goodbye but excited for this new chapter. Much love.”
Reaction to the post was solid and immediate, with Terri Cole stating in the comment section, “I’m so excited for you, beauty!” alongside fire, hands up, and clapping hands emojis.
At the same time, one fan commented, “You’re a beautiful woman inside & out. I wish you love, health, happiness & more success as you move onto the new Book because you’ve reached “The End.” It was pretty good, and I can only imagine the “NEW BOOK” will be even better! God bless you!”
A second netizen gushed, “That dark hair on you is gorgeous. Best wishes on your new journey,” a third offered, “I’m just saying we have a spare room since our daughter went to college. You’re more than welcome to crash with us. Just do your dishes; that’s all we ask.”
As mentioned above, Burke had initially announced that she was saying goodbye to her old home after 16 years there. As she told, a video she shared via Instagram:
“I’m saying goodbye to my home. I’ve been here for 16 years, and with that comes a lot of stuff. [I’m] overwhelmed, and I don’t have a lot of time, guys. I mean, a 30-day escrow.”
After this introduction, she revealed some of the treasures she unearthed during her packing process. These included magazines featuring stories about her, compact discs utilized by her and her “DWTS” colleagues for rehearsals, and old newspaper clippings highlighting her and her dance partners.
As anticipated, Burke’s post garnered many responses from fans, with many praising her decision for a change of scenery.
The Television Host Previously Marked A Major Sobriety Milestone
Just before she packed up her things, the 39-year-old celebrated entering her sixth year of sobriety with selfies showing off her natural face, she began in the caption:
“It’s been 5 years since I started my recovery journey. As I enter my 6th year sober, I have found a newfound purpose that I hadn’t thought ever existed. The interesting thing about sobriety is that it’s not always a perpendicular path of progression & like most things in life it comes with rough patches.”
She elaborated that sobriety brought about a significant transformation in her life, mainly by granting her “increased awareness” when facing difficulties.
This newfound clarity allowed her to see her loved ones, colleagues, and friends for who they indeed are. After pointing out that she has been learning to practice forgiveness and judge herself less, she wrapped out:
“One thing I’ve tried to put into practice is forgiveness & less judgment when it comes to my past actions, current feelings or my addiction. Instead of judging myself today I can say that I’m actually grateful for how I handled everything that unfolded in front of me as my body, mind & soul were just protecting me.”