Never-before-seen nude photos of former “Dancing With the Stars” host Brooke Burke went on display at a Manhattan art gallery Thursday night — but not before the space received urgent messages from Burke’s legal team a day prior to the opening and assumed the babe’s barristers were trying to block the show.
The racy images, taken in 1995 by German photographer Andre Plessel, show an eye-poppingly buxom Burke in her early 20s at an old-timey, abandoned filling station along famed Route 66. In another, she sits in a giant tire with nothing on but a skimpy thong (as one does).
“They wanted to see the original releases Brooke signed to do this shoot,” said a source of the images, which had not seen the light of day for nearly 20 years.
Plessel’s reps then consulted their own attorney, we hear, to confirm the artist legally owned the rights to the photos, which were originally taken for a German auto parts catalog (hence the charming gas station setting).
The auto catalog, D&W, never used the images and the rights reverted to Plessel.
Positive attitude: But Brooke - who won the coveted mirror ball trophy as a contestant paired with Derek Hough during season seven of the ABC hit - credits the dance floor for helping her weather the difficult time Since being let go, the beauty has continued to move forward with new creative endeavours including a recurring stint on the ABC Family series Melissa & Joey and starting her own line of athletic-wear entitled Caelum.
The Dancing With The Stars host told the spring issue of NEW YOU, on newsstands now, she's not only in love, but she loves their life together, which includes four children - two of their own and two from a previous marriage to plastic surgeon Garth Fisher. That means your partner, or your family if you’re choosing to have children.''I’ve learned how to be flexible, and how to listen.
But there is one thing that bothers the 42-year-old: 'I regret having a marriage that didn’t work, because divorce is “forever” for children,' she confessed. I’ve learned how to accept people for who they are.'I regret that my two oldest daughters have to grow up knowing that sometimes a family falls apart. But I’m happy that they can see love now.''One of the lessons I’ve learned is that you have to assemble your team. They have different personalities - what works with one fails with another.I’ve learned to speak a different language with each of my children,' she admitted.Family first: Brooke refuses to use words like 'fat' and 'diet' in front of her children, including daughters 13-year-old Neriah (L) and 10-year-old Sierra (M) from her first marriage to plastic surgeon Garth Fisher The Naked Mom author was photographed for NEW YOU by Justin Stephens.In all the shots she is wearing spring clothes, including a gold dress, a peach dress and a beige suit.She also shows off her diamond wedding band from Dave.