Cheryl Burke May Head to Trial Over Her Dog Though Divorce from Matthew Lawrence Is Finalized

Cheryl Burke isn’t always giving her dog Ysabella up with out a combat. Though her divorce from Matthew Lawrence has been finalized, custody of the dog they as soon as shared has but to be decided. On her iHeart podcast, Burke within the Game, the 38-yr-old Dancing with the Stars seasoned spoke candidly on Sunday’s episode about her divorce from Lawrence, forty two.

After recalling that she learned her divorce have been finalized at the highest quality night of DWTS, Burke said, “It’s nevertheless not over because we need to maybe go to trial — nicely, we are going to visit trial, except [Lawrence] all the surprising calls it off. That will take place in January. I’m nonetheless just surely hurt by means of the entire state of affairs.”

The two will continue to dispute over possession of their dog, Ysabella. “That’s my dog. Ysabella is my daughter; I’m a dog mother, and that is it.

I could not even believe my existence — I imply, I may want to simply cry proper now. But I couldn’t believe my life without her,” Burke said.

In a assertion to PEOPLE, Burke’s attorney Scott Klopert says, “The company does no longer comment on pending litigation.”

An legal professional for Lawrence could not immediately be reached with the aid of PEOPLE for remark.

During the episode, Burke additionally spoke approximately the love she sees between her present day dance associate, Good Morning America weatherman Sam Champion, and his husband Rubem Robierb. “There’s a lot love [between them], no expectations from both aspect. And I just want so as to, hopefully in the future, locate a person like that as properly,” she shared.

She persevered, “It has been one of these quick yet lengthy adventure. I actually have virtually been more wide awake during the season, that means I am plenty greater present I assume than I’ve ever been. I am seeking to simply surrender to the good, horrific, and unsightly. It’s been honestly scary, however it’s been eye-commencing, and I am now formally divorced.”

In September, Burke and Lawrence reached an settlement to divide their two homes evenly, with each party keeping one of their houses.

Documents obtained by way of PEOPLE on Sept. 14 also distinctive that no spousal guide was asked by means of either celebration as the pair agreed to uphold their premarital settlement.

Burke filed for divorce from Lawrence in February, listing Jan. 7 as the reputable date of separation. The submitting referred to irreconcilable differences as the motive for the cut up.

Further communique became necessary to determine if Burke or Lawrence will preserve their canine Ysabella, consistent with the files acquired by using humans.