, Burke, 26, writes that people assumed she and Chad were "an item" last spring because they had great chemistry and were both single.(There was also the matter of that ,000 ring he gave her.) And now she tells Lifeline Live that, yes, "We had a little bit of a fling."They dated?Cheryl Stephanie Burke (born May 3, 1984) is an American dancer, model and TV host.She is best known for being one of the professional dancers on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, where she was the first female professional to win the show and the first professional to win twice and consecutively. She came in second on the first season of I Can Do That, losing to Nicole Scherzinger on the final three-person-super-group performance, having led the competition since week 2.She will also be replacing Abby Lee Miller on Dance Moms in 2017.Burke won her first championship with 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey in the second season.Barts earlier that same year.) When he's not acting, the hunky 6'3'' actor prefers to stay active and healthy: "Twice a year, I do a triathlon," he told Conan O' Brien last month. Indeed, his new lady seems to like men with athletic lifestyles!Burke, 29, dated NHL player Joffrey Lupul back in 2012, and prior to that, she was linked to former football player Chad Ochocinco.
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Lupul even gave Burke a kiss when she stood up to head to the restroom.
The Canadian-born Lupul, also 28, plays right/left wing for the Toronto Maple Leafs; he has also played for the Anaheim Ducks, the Edmonton Oilers, and the Philadelphia Flyers.
She also joined the second summer tour, which visited 24 cities between June 20, 2007 in Austin, Texas and July 24, 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Her celebrity partner for both tours was Drew Lachey. Her partner was Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton.