Cheryl Burke’s ex-boyfriend allegedly ‘whipped’ her with a belt

Cheryl Burke claims her ex-boyfriend once whipped her with a belt in front of his parents, and she said he did nothing to help her.

The “Dancing With the Stars” pro detailed the allegedly “graphic” experience on “Red Table Talk,” where she and hosts Jada Pinkett Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, as well as an expert psychologist, discussed bonding trauma is extensive.

“In high school – I’ll never forget – the person I was with on and off for about four years belt-whipped me,” Burke, 38, said in a Tuesday preview of the Facebook Watch episode that coming

“And I had bruises all over my legs,” he continued. “I remember his parents watching him – not doing anything.”

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The choreographer explained to the horrified women, “And it wasn’t like he was hitting me; he was whipped me.”

Her episode will air in full on Wednesday.

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Cheryl Burke claims her high school boyfriend once whipped her with a belt while his parents watched.
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Trauma bonding, according to PsychCentral.com, “forms an unhealthy bond between a person living with abuse and their abuser.

Burke celebrated four years of sobriety in August, six months after filing for divorce from Matthew Lawrence.

“My father died [in March 2018]and my dad was an alcoholic,” she shared in a September 2020 episode of the “LadyGang” podcast. “So I was either going to crash and burn and check myself into rehab, or I was n going to quit cold turkey.”

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The “DWTS” pro detailed the allegedly “graphic” experience on “Red Table Talk.”

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The “DWTS” pro detailed the allegedly “graphic” experience on “Red Table Talk.”

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The dancer described herself as a very “black or white” person, explaining, “That’s my personality.”

She said she realized she wanted to stop drinking at her and Lawrence’s engagement party in May 2018.

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“I had bruises all over my legs. I remember his parents were watching him — not doing anything,” Burke told host Jada Pinkett Smith.
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Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t work out, and she called it quits after less than three years.

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“There’s really no easy way to announce the end of my marriage,” Burke told her Instagram followers in February. “Thank you all for all the kind words and support you have given me – love you all.”

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Burke, who has been sober for four years, filed for divorce from Matthew Lawrence in February.
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Through her “Burke in the Game” podcast, the ABC star has updated her fans on her emotions after the split, letting listeners know that although she feels “kind of lonely” on times, that it has not been “easy” for her to meet new people.

Meanwhile, Lawrence, 42, was spotted with TLC singer Chilli in Hawaii in August, but the actor’s rep insisted the two are just friends.

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