Matthew Lawrence talks children with Chilli, Cheryl Burke divorce

Matthew Lawrence reveals he's 'trying' to have kids with TLC's Chilli, breaks silence on divorce from Cheryl Burke
Matthew Lawrence and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas. Tony DiMaio/Startraks; Roger Wong/INFphoto/INSTAR

Talk about next steps! Matthew Lawrence raved about her romance with TLC’s Chili — and broke his silence on his division Cheryl Burke.

During an interview with Entertainment tonightwhich was released on Friday, March 3, Lawrence, 43, addressed a question about his plans to have children with Chilli, 52.

“That’s the game plan. That’s what we’re trying to do,” the actor revealed. “My life is in full swing right now. I get to spend time with an amazing woman like Chilli. I have never been able to experience this kind of relationship before. She is really, really special.”

That Brotherly love alum, who announced her romance with the singer in January, offered some insight into how the pair began dating.

“It was really (this) flight (we were on together) and talking and saying afterwards, ‘Hey, you know what? Let’s keep in touch.’ And it almost didn’t,” he recalled of crossing paths with his now-girlfriend on a flight in the middle of a snowstorm. Literally an hour before the plane took off, they said, ‘OK, we got you on this plane. You gotta go .'”

Lawrence’s rare insight into his love life comes after he went public with the artist after his divorce from Burke, 38, was finalised.

That Boy Meets World alum uploaded an Instagram video of him dancing with Chilli in matching onesies on New Year’s Eve. The duo were previously spotted spending time together on a beach in Hawaii after Lawrence and the professional dancer called it quits.

At the time, a source told exclusively Us Weekly that Lawrence and Chilli were excited about their future together.

“Chilli has a permanent smile on her face, she’s so happy and tells everyone she really likes Matthew,” the insider revealed in January. “He’s equally smitten and it’s very clear to everyone around them that what they have together has huge potential.”

Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence. Stewart Cook/Shutterstock

According to the source, Lawrence and Chilli took big steps in their romance. “They didn’t intend for things to move so quickly, it was a go-with-the-flow situation, but instantly they just clicked and wanted to be together as often as possible,” the insider added. “They’re both very optimistic and excited, but it’s an incredibly happy time for them right now.”

Having previously been tight-lipped about his breakup with Burke, Lawrence spoke about how the life change affected him. “It tested me and I learned so much about myself and I’m so grateful and blessed for the opportunity to grow and that’s what came out of it,” he shared Friday.

The Pennsylvania native and Burke, who dated on and off for several years before tying the knot, called it quits in January 2022 after nearly three years of marriage. That Dynasty alum didn’t comment publicly about his dating life at the time.

After news of her ex-husband’s new romance made headlines, eagle-eyed followers were quick to question a cryptic quote from Dancing with the stars alum. “It was fast,” the choreographer, whose divorce was finalized in September 2022, wrote via his Instagram story in January.

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