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really knows how to show a lady his appreciation! The Dancing with the Stars
contestant gave his partner/instructor on the show Cheryl Burke
a $10,000 diamond ring as a token of his gratitude on the show last night, according to Us
magazine. Wow! Cheryl Burke (Getty)
It was a giant platinum ring decorated with diamonds, and he told her before handing it over: "This is a token of my appreciation toward you!"
She said she wasn't even sure if the lavish gift was real at first, and said "not even any of my boyfriends have given me anything like this! Ochocinco likes the bling!" Yes, yes he does. The new bling (Entertainment Tonight)
And, he added that being together practicing a ton of hours a day is kind of like being hitched, so he's making it official. "She has to deal with me nine hours a day. It's like a marriage, so why not give marriage gifts?" he said. "I don't spend time with anyone like this -- ever!"
It was really the NFL player's shining moment on the show last night, as the pair got a 20 for their paso doble. "The dance was amazing," Burke said. "He did everything I asked for, and he really came out with confidence. This was his dance. He did great, no matter what the judges say, and he gave 100 percent. He did nothing wrong." Also on Zimbio:
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