caught up with the couple at the Race to Erase MS Gala on Friday, April 20, where they opened up about how their friendship has helped them as a couple.
“I think it’s because we’re really good friends and that’s where it all starts,” the exclusively.
The actor proposed on Cheryl's 34th birthday, May 3, and she took to social media afterward to share photos of the pair and reveal the exciting news. "Matthew, with the help of his mother Donna, Cheryl's mother Sherri and XIV Karats, had the stone reset and added more diamonds to create the ring he proposed to Cheryl with," the rep confirmed, adding that Cheryl was "totally surprised" by the proposal.
"The diamond has special meaning as it's the same diamond that Cheryl's late father, Steve Burke, gave to her mother," a rep for the dancer told "Entertainment Tonight." Cheryl’s dad passed away just earlier this year, making the tribute even more touching.
“I think we have really good companionship and I think we just built from there.”“That’s the most important thing. When we go away together, we really enjoy it,” he added, “When it’s just the two of us, it’s the best.”BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 20: Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence attend the 25th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
(Photo by JB Lacroix/Wire Image)BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 20: Matthew Lawrence (L) and Cheryl Burke attend the 25th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Race To Erase MS)LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Matthew Lawrence and Cheryl Burke attend a private event at Hyde Staples Center hosted by Sandals Resorts for the Ed Sheeran concert at Hyde Lounge at The Staples Center on August 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Their relationship has been very serious since then, so an engagement was simply the next step!
Cheryl competed on seasons two through 19 of "Dancing With The Stars," before taking a little break.
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On Friday night, Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence hit up the MS Race to Erase Gala at the Beverly Hilton and the couple, who dated a decade ago, couldn't stop gushing about reuniting at the very same event 11 years later. News, "We're older, wiser—and a lot older."Last year, E!
The pair first started dating in February of 2007 and split up a year later.
The lovebirds later reunited in February of 2017 and the rest, as they say, is history..
(Photo by Lester Cohen/Wire Image for PMK/HBH) personality and the actor dated in 2007 before going their separate ways a year later.