AceShowbiz - Cheryl Burke says alcohol has been "on her mind" a lot more than usual. The 38-year-old dancer, who has admitted to struggling with alcohol addiction in the past and gave up alcohol for good, explained recently that she was struggling mentally and claimed that booze had crossed her mind a lot in the last week.
"Last week I said I wasn't OK. This week, I'm still p***** but I know that this whole issue that we're going through right now is going to be a long process," she said. "And I just can't let it ruin my life because it is what it is, and right now, it's out of my control. So right now I'm trying to practice what I preach and I'm trying to just take it day by day, hour by hour. Speaking of, I don't wanna say that I've been feeling like drinking again lately. But it's definitely been on my mind a lot more than normal."
The "Dancing with the Stars" professional, who was married to "Boy Meets World" star Matthew Lawrence but split with him in 2022 after three years of marriage, went on to explain that she cannot stay out with friends past 10:30PM because she is "trigged" by those around her who may have been drinking alcohol.
Speaking on the "Burke in the Game" podcast, she explained, "I just noticed, though, when I was out with my friends the other night, that there's like a time frame when I should not be out, and I think it's, like, 10:30."
"I know that's like a senior citizen time, but I noticed that after dinner, that people want to go out afterwards," she continued. "I think I'm best just to drop people off as the designated driver and go on my merry way. Because I am triggered by people who have more than maybe a couple of drinks around me, especially late at night."
"I'm really trying to call it out because that is the name of the game and so that I don't unfortunately or fortunately relapse. I don't want to have to even have that discussion. I think it's important to hold myself accountable and that's what I'm doing by talking to you guys."