Cheryl Burke She has been dancing with a W since her divorce Matthew Lawrence — Instead of going to court for custody of their dog … he waived the white flag.
New court documents obtained by TMZ show the ‘DWTS’ star and her ex-husband have settled a battle over who will be the primary caretaker of their French bulldog Isabella … fighting throughout the proceedings.
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For now … it looks like Cheryl is going to play dog mom to the pup, as she’s been given all ownership rights — ML has agreed to give up all paperwork/data regarding Ysabella, including the title of “pet parent”. “For once shared home again service.
A test was planned for soon if they didn’t crack this, and it looks like they did it just in time — all findings have now been retracted.
It was one of the final points of contention when Matthew and Cheryl filed for divorce in September … with Cheryl speaking out publicly, calling Matt fighting her over his insistence “horrible.” As she said in interviews, she always saw it as *her* dog.
Cheryl says she got Isabella from an ex and feels entitled. In the end, he too seemed to see it that way. Of course, he’s moving on to new frontiers … now in A relationship with Chili.
While Cheryl and Matt are on the same page regarding Isabella, a judge has yet to sign off.
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