Brooke Burke Takes Her Kids on an African Adventure
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How far would you go for love?
Brooke Burke recently traveled across continents to reunite with fiancé David Charvet after five weeks apart as he films the French reality show La Ferme Célébrités in South Africa.
In a move that would make many parents tremble in fear, Burke brought along the couple’s two young children — Heaven Rain, 3, and Shaya Braven, who just turned 2 earlier this month.
“It was a really ambitious trip to take a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old to Africa for four days,” the Dancing With the Stars co-host, 38, admits.
“Everybody told me I was nuts! People would rather die than take two toddlers on a flight overseas, but I think it comes down to what you do for love.”
“We spent five weeks apart — he really needed to see the family and we really needed to see him,” explains Burke. “Honestly, I would have gone further. It was incredibly romantic as much as it was adventurous, but it was really important.”
Which part of their African adventure was the family’s favorite? Getting up close and personal with the local wildlife, the former Wild On… host says — even if it means the local zoos will no longer hold much allure for the Charvet children.
“I always wanted to go on a safari. I thought I would wait ’til my children were a ‘appropriate age,'” Burke says. “[But] there is no ‘appropriate age’ in my opinion. They had an amazing time — I don’t know how I’ll ever take them to the zoo again!”
— Bethany Powers