Chad Ochocinco Presents “DWTS” Partner Cheryl Burke With $10K Diamond Ring

Things are getting “icy” between Dancing With The Stars pro Cheryl Burke and her Season 10 celebrity partner, NFL star Chad Ochocinco.

Ochocinco showed his appreciation for the talented dancer’s help on the show with a Jason of Beverly Hills diamond ring that cost more than $10,000! The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver gave Burke the platinum diamond ring after performing their Paso Doble on Monday’s show.

“At first I was like, is this even real?” admits two-time series champ Cheryl, 25.

Ochocinco — one of the league’s most notorious trash talkers — explains that the extravagant gift is his way of thanking Cheryl for putting up with him. We should all be so lucky!

“She has to deal with me nine hours a day,” he says. “It’s like a marriage, so why not give marriage gifts? I don’t spend time with anyone like this – ever!”

Chad says he has plenty of gifts for the right woman: 8-5 will be looking for love on a new VH1 reality series premiering on the cable network later this year.