57 episodes

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.

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    • 4.9 • 923 Ratings

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.

    Three’s Company

    Three’s Company

    Our pretty messed up three...AJ , Cheryl and Rene are not holding anything back with their Dancing with the Stars recap. Who was great and who needs to go ????
    How does AJ feel watching and not dancing! ?
    Then, talk about a threesome! Cheryl’s husband Matthew Lawrence and his brothers Joey and Andy are joining in!
    These three have a lot to say!
    Three musketeers or three’s a crowd?????
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    A Child of 9/11

    A Child of 9/11

    It's been 20 years since the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.  
    We honor the families and loved ones of those that were lost.
    AJ, Cheryl, and Rene are joined by Matthew Bocchi. His father was killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11.
    He opens up about his heartbreak, struggles and the ramifications from his devastating loss.
    His story of resilience inspires us all.
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    • 56 min
    Dancing With Gleb

    Dancing With Gleb

    Gleb Savchenko is not holding anything back.
    He’s in the Pretty Messed Up “hot seat” talking DWTS , divorce, dad-life, quitting drinking, and dating.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Three's Company

    Three's Company

    AJ is sharing what it's like to be back on stage again in front of an actual crowd after two years. AJ and Rene have some wild stories from the shows in Las Vegas and a bit of TMI info from the plane.
    AJ and Rene talk about hanging with their idol. 
    Also, Cheryl's recent experiences have given her immense clarity.
    All three get vulnerable about what is worrying them right now.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Meet Kiki Wong

    Meet Kiki Wong

    Meet Kiki Wong. AJ discovered her on TikTok and was so impressed by her story and her music, he had to meet her.  She is revealing ALL with the Pretty Messed Up Crew and you'll understand why they wanted you to get to know her as well.
    Her journey may just inspire you too.
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    • 1 hr
    When Life Gives You Lemons, Learn To Juggle

    When Life Gives You Lemons, Learn To Juggle

    Lemons into Lemonade. The Happiest People Don't Have the Best of Everything, They Just Make the Best of Everything
    Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.
    We all know the sayings but how do we make it a reality.
    AJ, Cheryl and Rene are joined by Jason LaChance and Mikey Nawrocki from the Knockin Doorz Down podcast. Together we'll figure it out.
    Turn your greatest adversities into your greatest advantages.
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
923 Ratings

923 Ratings

Nickythequeens ,

Amazing Podcast!!!

I’m already loving it. Rene got me hooked on it already listening to another one!!

7463689996423795222 ,

Great podcast, but add more humility

This is a great new podcast helping to normalize discussions around mental health in general. AJ’s the biggest name, and his quip on every episode of “you might know me from this little band, we’re not a big deal” is getting cocky and annoying. Just say you’re AJ from the Backstreet Boys. AJ and Cheryl both tend to speak over and interrupt Rene since he’s more soft-spoken. Please be more aware of this and give Rene space to speak!

*Edited to add that the newer add for Msculptneo is pretty tone deaf. Eating disorders are forms of addiction themselves and lead to so many other issues, so having this add about “looking your best” is disheartening.

Artemfan ,

Artem

You need to get Artem to come on you podcast! Would love to hear everything from the beginning!

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