Cheryl Burke Apologizes For “Nasty” Past Comments About Former DWTS Partner Ian Ziering

Dancing with the Stars‘ Cheryl Burke is making amends.  She recently apologized for a comment she made about her former partner Ian Ziering.

In a conversation about past regrets on her “Pretty Messed Up” podcast, Cheryl said.  “The one thing I truly regret and want to make amends with is Ian Ziering. I was completely out of line a few years ago, and I did a podcast where they were asking me who my favorite partner was and who did I hate the most. And I answered Ian Ziering, and I said something along the lines of ‘I’d rather slit my wrists than dance with Ian Ziering again.”

“I truly am so sorry for being so inconsiderate and just talking trying to get a reaction and putting him as my punching bag really… I took it to that next level of nastiness,” she said. “I was so nasty. And I’m here to publicly apologize to Ian and his family… I lost a lot of respect for myself. It haunts me till this day.”

The pair danced together in 2007 and made it to the semi-finals.


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