On one hand, for us, this will likely be a good thing.
Ryan Lochte was in attendance, along with fellow Olympic medalist and Season 23 cast member Laurie Hernandez, to witness the announcement and meet their pro partners for the upcoming season.
After all the other cast members were revealed, Hernandez met her partner, dancing pro Val Chmerkovskiy, and then it was time for Lochte to see who he was dancing with, and, boy, was he ever happy about it.
As you surely know, Abby Lee Miller's reign over her talented students (and their overbearing mothers) has come to an end as she's been sentenced to a year in prison for bankruptcy fraud.
Related: Abby Lee Says Cheryl 'Needs To Watch Her Mouth' Not to mention, amid all of her legal drama, Miz Miller formally resigned from with an explosive note online.
Now, to be fair, all the professional dancers on are gorgeous ladies, and Ryan Lochte, being the type of guy he is, probably would have responded this way to absolutely any of the professionals he could have been presented with.
But, you know, Cheryl Burke drew the Lochte straw, so she's the one who'll have to deal with getting the eyeball from him all during Season 23.I think people really should give him a second chance 'cause he is a great guy.” Burke pointed out that she learned how much she missed dancing while doing her show in Japan.She shared, “Honestly, this is what I was born to do.” Later in the day, Ryan and rumored girlfriend Kayla Rae Reid were spotted enjoying a night out at celeb hotspot The Nice Guy in West Hollywood.(Though Burke never confirmed a relationship with her Season 10 partner, the choreographer reportedly received a lavish diamond ring from Ochocinco during their fling.) "He's a really nice guy," the source tells Us of Hopkins.pro Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence are dating again after breaking up in 2008."Cheryl is really happy," one insider shared with us while confirming the romance."All of us dancers, we've known each other -- [Maksim Chmerkovskiy], we've known each other since I was 12 and he was, like, maybe 15, I think he is three years older than me -- so ya know, things happen." WATCH: Cheryl Burke Apologizes for Saying Working With Ian Ziering on 'Dancing With the Stars' 'Made Me Want to Slit My Wrists' Burke insisted that the two never dated. "He was a good kisser," she said about the 36-year-old dancer, who's now engaged to fellow pro Peta Murgatroyd. "People interrupt or, you know, something happens." When it comes to her celebrity partners, Burke admitted she almost always had to look them up beforehand because she didn't know who they were. #Nice Guy," TV host Jaymes Vaughan, who worked with Ziering during his Chippendales run in Las Vegas, tweeted.