Pretty Messed Up

Pretty Messed Up

AJ McLean & Cheryl Burke are...PRETTY MESSED UP. Like everyone right now, AJ and Cheryl became friends on a zoom during the Summer of 2020.What happened next, you may call it fate...they may call it serendipity...we call it a disaster waiting to happen when they became partners on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Whether they like it or not they are stuck together now and have quickly realized they are...PRETTY MESSED UP! They will share more than just their dancing journey...they are going to share EVERYTHING...and we mean EVERYTHING with you. And, aren't we all at pretty messed up?!?!? Under the guidance, mentorship and watchful eye of their friend Rene Elizondo it's time for AJ AND CHERYL to talk. Sit back, listen and enjoy this hot mess as they sort through life, love, ups, downs, friends, frenemies, and the Rumba. It'll be like free therapy for you. Join AJ, Cheryl, and Rene each week because it's ok to be Pretty Messed Up.

Episodes

December 13, 2022 7 mins

Cheryl’s journey has been long, it has been difficult and it has brought her to this moment. She is ready to get back in the game, to date again. That's where Patti Stanger and her team come in. They’re assignment, should they choose to accept it (spoiler: they have) is to find her suitors so that she may ultimately find the love she deserves.

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Patti Stanger returns to discuss non-negotiables in relationships and the future of Cheryl’s dating life. Which apparently includes a “flirty thing” that took place in the past season of DWTS! 

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November 29, 2022 17 mins

Cheryl begins to sift through ‘life after dance’ amidst the conclusion of her DWTS run and everything that came with it. With so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to, the celeBURKEtion is just beginning. 

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November 21, 2022 9 mins

We are heading into the DWTS season finale and it marks the conclusion of Cheryl’s time with the show. And while emotions run high, so does excitement and anticipation for what may be next. Cheryl opens up about her hopes and fears heading into her final dance. 

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November 15, 2022 41 mins

Psychologist and scientist Dr. Alfie joins Cheryl to discuss the aftereffects of dating a narcissist and the brain’s response to trauma...Only to find out they share common experiences in their lives. 

This episode is a real step forward for Cheryl and anyone that has personal barriers they need to overcome.

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November 8, 2022 42 mins

Coming off her emotional visit to Red Table Talk, Cheryl uses her own platform to continue the conversation. Including her deepest and most buried thoughts, memories and emotions that she wasn’t quite able to share on the show. This is the strongest and most raw and honest version of Cheryl Burke yet. 

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As Cheryl continues to find ways that allow herself to grieve the divorce and move on, she finds comfort in a visit by her friend Peta Murgatroyd Chmerkovskiy.

Peta opens up about her own childhood, parenthood as well as her infertility struggles and how thought she had lost Maks in the war in the Ukraine. 

It’s a raw, open and extremely emotional conversation that serves as good therapy for us all. 

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October 25, 2022 51 mins

Cheryl is joined by friend and 3 time World Dancing Champion Louis Van Amstel.

They discuss the dark times behind the bright lights of dancing, the difficulties of life and relationships and Louis shares what he believes Cheryl needs next in her pursuit for happiness.

This one will leave you all tied up in knots. 

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October 16, 2022 14 mins

While Cheryl and Sam have been eliminated, it’s not all sadness filling the room. Find out what they’re thankful for and why Cheryl feels excited about her next chapter which, (spoiler alert) may not involve DWTS. 

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October 9, 2022 9 mins

We get a glimpse into the future as Cheryl discusses their upcoming strategy and how she’s doling out tough love with her partner Sam. 

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October 3, 2022 66 mins

Taking a break from DWTS week 3 prep, Cheryl and her partner Sam Champion take a break from dancing to catch up on life!As Cheryl focuses on what she wants, she identifies Sam’s marriage to be #goals. Plus more BTS of DWTS including… The effect the competition is having on their friendship!

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September 27, 2022 57 mins

Brooke Burke joins Cheryl on the pod and with similar experiences in life…it’s fair to say they have a LOT to discuss. Brooke brings her lessons from 2 divorces, kids and career and how she’s overcome past traumas (and the odds) to find love again, while Cheryl reveals a new device that she swears can help with healing.

There’s a lot packed into this one…and all for the low low price of 2-Burkes! 

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September 26, 2022 18 mins

As we head into week 2 of DWTS competition, Cheryl recaps the drama from week 1 including that her partner Sam was so nervous that he blacked out during their performance! She shares some insider details regarding the upcoming week as well as what’s going on in her head now that her divorce is finalized.

Please report to the dance floor for an all-new episode of Burke in the Game!

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September 20, 2022 47 mins

In order to be present for the future you need to clear up the past. That’s exactly what inspirational speaker, lawyer, spiritual teacher, author, life coach, and television personality Iyanla Vanzant and Cheryl attempt to do on today’s pod. They unpack the traumas in their lives and discuss the true meaning of boundaries and consequences and how they are able to control them rather than be controlled by them...

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September 19, 2022 12 mins

It’s go time! The premiere of the latest season of DWTS is only hours away. Cheryl gives us viewing and voting details as well as some exclusive BTS details on some pre-premiere drama!

Plus, an update on her divorce including a late curveball thrown by her Ex.

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September 17, 2022 5 mins

The countdown is on… We are just days away from the DWTS premiere.

Cheryl’s got the BTS JIT

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September 13, 2022 47 mins

Leah Remini joins Cheryl as they share divorce war stories. Leah applauds Cheryl for how she’s handling things BUT she definitely has wants her to do a few things differently and one of them sounds a lot like “have sex”. Plus the girls discuss social phobias and what they would do if they ran into their Ex on the street!

This episode is just a couple of friends putting in the Burke.

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September 8, 2022 7 mins

Cheryl is back on the dance floor for another season of Dancing with The Stars! Find out why she was caught off guard by her partner pairing but not for the reasons you might think!

There’s a lot to their journey that very well could benefit them both on and off the dance floor.Plus, Cheryl reveals some exciting BTS from DWTS including details about the new cast.

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September 8, 2022 27 mins

Cheryl and Tom continue their father daughter dance as she shares intimate details about her marriage, her post-marriage sex life and the allure of sexting and dating apps. 

They exchange opinions of what ruins a relationship and in a sobering moment, Cheryl reveals a deep, sad truth. 

Cheryl’s reunion with Tom once again scores a perfect 10!

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September 6, 2022 33 mins

Cheryl kick’s things off with an important update she wants to share with everyone.

Then her ‘Dance Dad’ Tom Bergeron returns! They address the alleged shade thrown at Tyra Banks…the original crew from DWTS including the “crazy hangovers AND hook-ups!”...and why Tom knew at Cheryl’s wedding that it wasn’t going to last!!!

There’s no two-stepping around this gossip!

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