FIRST PIC: Cheryl Burke, New Man Joffrey Lupul Step Out
This is one stylish pair!
On Wednesday, Us Weekly exclusively confirmed that Cheryl Burke and NHL player Joffrey Lupul were officially an item, and as if there couldn't be better timing, the new couple made their public debut the same day.
The pair cozied up with one another at the Jockey for a Cause event in Los Angeles, where they sipped champagne while sporting stylish garb. The Dancing with the Stars pro wore a chic summer white cocktail dress and a matching wide-brim hat while the Toronto Maple Leafs forward rocked grey jeans, a white button-up shirt and a preppy blazer.
Burke and Lupul, both 28, first met last month at the 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas where she was a presenter and he was up for the coveted Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. (The award was handed to Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty.)
After doing some Twitter flirting, they arranged to meet up for a sexy dinner date at L.A.'s Mercato di Vetro July 12, where they were spotted holding hands across the table, an eyewitness reveals. Lupul even gave Burke a kiss when she stood up to head to the restroom.