Kids' Sacrifice, Support Bolsters Brooke Burke
Learning to dance hasn’t been the biggest challenge for Dancing With the Stars contestant Brooke Burke — instead, its been learning to juggle practice along with having four children! "That’s been the toughest part," shared Brooke on an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday, noting that "its been a big sacrifice for me and for them. Now that there’s light at the tunnel and we’re almost through, they’ve been very, very supportive."
In order to spend more time with Neriah, 8 ½, Sierra Sky, 6 ½, Heaven Rain, 22 months, and Shaya Braven, 8 months, Brooke sometimes brings them to dance rehearsal. This is fine with her partner Derek Hough, who describes the kids as both "insane" and "cute" and uses them to his advantage! Recently, Brooke was having problems with her posture for a dance, so Derek placed Shaya in a baby carrier on his mom’s chest to keep her in check, he explained.
"Shaya helped us out, he showed us a quickstep frame there. He actually fell asleep…he’s out."
Brooke, 37, is engaged to actor David Charvet, who is father to Heaven and Shaya. Neriah and Sierra are Brooke’s daughters with ex-husband Dr. Garth Fisher.
Source: The Ellen DeGeneres Show