'Dancing's Chad Ochocinco gives partner Cheryl Burke a diamond ring
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/06/2010
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke may just be dance partners, however that apparently didn't stop the him from giving her an expensive gift.
The NFL star and Dancing with the Stars tenth-season celebrity participant surprised his professional partner with a platinum ring with diamonds that costs more than $10,000, Us Weeklyreported Tuesday.
"He said, 'This is a token of my appreciation toward you!' At first I was like, 'Is this even real?'" Burke told Us.
"Not even any of my boyfriends have given me anything like this! Ochocinco likes the bling!"
Ochocinco added that he feels Burke -- a two-time Dancing with the Stars professional champ -- deals with a lot on a daily basis and that this ring was a token of his appreciation.
"She has to deal with me nine hours a day. It's like a marriage, so why not give marriage gifts?" he told Us. "I don't spend time with anyone like this -- ever!"
Ochocinco has openly flirted with Burke during their Dancing with the Starspartnership, and a source told Us in the magazine's April 12 issue that he's "interested" if she is.
"If she gave him a chance, he wouldn't turn her down," the source told Us.