Matthew Lawrence asks judge in divorce case from Cheryl Burke to terminate spousal support to either party … and says split is result of ‘irreconcilable differences’
- Lawrence, 42, responded on Friday to Burke’s February divorce filing
- The Mrs. Doubtfire actor asked that the court uphold a prenuptial agreement
- The Dancing with the Stars personality, 37, filed for the split February 18, saying the couple had separated January 7
- The former couple dated in 2006 before rekindling romance in 2017
- They announced their engagement in 2018 and married in May of 2019
Actor Matthew Lawrence has asked the judge in his divorce case from Cheryl Burke to terminate spousal support for either party in a response to her February divorce filing.
Lawrence, 42, asked in docs filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court that the court’s ability to order spousal support for either party be terminated, and that a prenuptial agreement they agreed to be upheld, People reported Monday after reviewing court docs in the case .
Lawrence said in legal docs that the divorce is the result of ‘irreconcilable differences’ in his relationship with Burke, 37.
The latest: Actor Matthew Lawrence, 42, has asked the judge in his divorce case from Cheryl Burke, 37, to terminate spousal support for either party in a response to her February divorce filing
The Dancing with the Stars personality initially filed for the split February 18, saying the couple had separated January 7, the outlet reported after reviewing court docs.
The Mrs. Doubtfire actor and Burke first met in 2006 when his brother Joey Lawrence, 45, participated in the ABC ballroom competition.
They dated for a year and broke up before rekindling the relationship in 2017, announcing their engagement in 2018 and marrying in May of 2019 in San Diego at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.
The Mrs. Doubtfire actor and Burke first met in 2006 and dated for a year; they were snapped in 2007
The former couple was seen at a gala in Beverly Hills, California in April of 2018
Burke on February 24 took to Instagram with a statement on the end of the marriage.
‘I know I have always said that I’m an open book with you guys, I do strive to be, and in writing this I’ve realized there isn’t really an easy way to announce that my marriage is ending,’ the San Francisco native said. ‘I hope you can understand that I will not be commenting any further at this time and am asking for understanding and privacy. Thank you all for all the kind words & support you’ve given me – love you all.’
Burke opened up about her state of mind amid the split in a March 6 statement on the social media site.
‘I’ve realized that whenever I am at a point in my life where I have some big emotions to process, the best thing for me to do is to spend some time alone – other than being with [my dog] Ysa of course, but I truly feel like she is a part of me, so she doesn’t count,’ Burke said. ‘If I’m being honest, really feeling my feelings is new to me.’
Burke and Lawrence were seen at an event in Santa Monica, California in 2018
Burke said she’s spent her ‘entire life up to this point trying to numb’ her feelings, and she’s ‘learning that really going through them is A LOT harder.’
She added: ‘I guess all of that is to say, to truly experience my feelings, whatever they may be, being alone for a few days has been the best thing for me. I would highly encourage anyone else out there to try it and not feel guilty for needing that space.’
A source told Entertainment Tonight of the split: ‘Cheryl and Matthew have been having issues for a while. Cheryl has been leaning on her close girlfriends and trying to stay busy and go out and spend time with loved ones.’
Another insider told the outlet that the split was ‘a long time coming,’ and that the former couple had ‘been living separate lives for a couple months now.
‘They have a lot of history together, and while they hoped this time around would be different, it proved otherwise.’