"With my father's passing came a lot of darkness but there was also a lot of light -- I found my sister who I had never known," Burke wrote. "We recently met for the first time and it was such a surreal experience to walk into a room to meet and walk out feeling like we had known each other forever."
"In her I see the same drive and passion that our dad had and there’s clearly a major family resemblance," she added. "It may have taken 30 years to find each other, but I am so excited to have another sister for life."
In March, Burke revealed that her father died in a heartbreaking Instagram post featuring a throwback picture of him hugging her as a child.
"Dad, if I had one more chance to have you here with me today, I would do things differently," she wrote. "Every day I would tell you how much I love you. I miss you so much already. Rest In Peace Stephen Louis Burke April 13, 1950 - March 9, 2018."
"It's tough… My real father -- I have my stepdad, my mom remarried -- but my real father lived in Thailand, so I barely saw him as it is," she said. "So it was really hard for me to go back there and just, I feel like I have a lot of unanswered questions. But I do feel a lot closer to him, and I'm finding out more information than I ever have before. But it's never easy. I could never tell you how I feel…But the depression and sadness you go through is still something that I'm trying to get through."
"Matthew, with the help of his mother Donna, Cheryl’s mother Sherri and XIV Karats in Beverly Hills had the stone reset and added more diamonds to create the ring he proposed to Cheryl with," the rep said.