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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 957 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.

    The CeleBURKEtion

    The CeleBURKEtion

    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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    • 17 min
    No Looking Burke

    No Looking Burke

    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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    • 9 min
    An Open Burke (w/ Dr. Alfie)

    An Open Burke (w/ Dr. Alfie)

    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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    • 41 min
    Cheryl Burke

    Cheryl Burke

    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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    • 42 min
    A Burke in Progress w/Peta Murgatroyd Chmerkovskiy

    A Burke in Progress w/Peta Murgatroyd Chmerkovskiy

    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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    • 1 hr
    Burke du Soleil

    Burke du Soleil

    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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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
957 Ratings

957 Ratings

Nae Nae 0209 ,

Love love love

My favorite podcast Three incredible people Love all the dance and sober talk Honest and real My seven year is the May 3rd. Just wanted to share and I love how you all relate to each other Side note. AJ and C were the by the best on DWTS 😘💃🕺

tabprose ,

I never write a review

This format has changed drastically. I wish you would have been very upfront with your listeners.

noodlebug23 ,

….

Is AJ and Rene ever coming back? If not maybe change the name of the podcast and the thumbnail. AJ isn’t and hasn’t been on it sooo why is he still in the picture? Waiting and hoping they come back and this goes back to the way it was. And if not it would be nice to know… if there is no chance then I’m out

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