Chad OchoCinco just further fueled rumors of a romance with his “Dancing With The Stars” partner Cheryl Burke by giving her a platinum and diamond ring on Monday’s show… Pop the hood for details and a picture of the sparkler.
Cheryl Burke is one lucky lil b*tch!
On Monday’s Dancing With the Stars, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, 32, surprised her with an enormous platinum ring with diamonds. A source tells UsMagazine.com the bling, from Jason of Beverly Hills, costs more than $10,000.
Before handing her the ring, “he said, ‘This is a token of my appreciation toward you!'” Burke, 25, tells Us. “At first I was like, Is this even real?”
She says none of her partners have ever given her such a fancy gift.
Heck, “not even any of my boyfriends have given me anything like this!” she tells Us. “Ochocinco likes the bling!”
How many carats?
“A lot!” he tells Us.
He says he wanted to splurge because “she has to deal with me nine hours a day. It’s like a marriage, so why not give marriage gifts? I don’t spend time with anyone like this — ever!”
Chad is known to trick off so we don’t doubt this was no big thang for the NFL baller. In fact, when asked if he and Burke were engaged he told reporters “No man!” but bragged,
“I do it all the time. I bought my grandma a ring. … If I was with you for nine hours, I’d buy you a ring too.”
Must be nice… And while Chad is claimin this is just a nice gesture, we’re pretty sure this Attention Whore Extraordinaire is loving all the extra media attention.