Maddie Ziegler, 14, expressed her feelings about her former roll on Dance Moms and her coach Abby Lee Miler.
Ziegler, 14, expressed the real “stressful time” she had while part of the show. She admits, she’s glad she is no longer on the show. She’s don’t with “all of the drama” now and looks forward to exciting new opportunities in her career.
Middies’ comments came after Abby Lee Miller, 50, was sentenced to a year and day in federal prison. On May 9, Miller was indicted for fraud in 2015 and charged with 20 counts. Miller was known as the strict dance coach with her students, one of which was Maddie Ziegler.
In an interview with All Exclusive, Miller tells interviewer Jedediah Bila, her relationship with former student Maddie Ziegler. Miller even expresses her emotions for her upcoming prison sentence.
Abby Lee Miller believes her part in Middies’ life as a former dance coach has deeply impacted Middies’ future. She says she wasn’t “sad” about Middies’ fame, but she did say she was disappointed.
The two began a rocky relationship once Maddie decided it was time for her to leave the show. Since then, their relationship has been distanced; Maddie even admits she has not quit spoken to her former coach.
Miller admits her disappointment comes from her influence on Middies’ life. In her interview Miller says, “that’s not the kid I raised,” she continues by expressing her feelings as a mother figure for Maddie.
“I talk to the media, I might not pickup the phone and call her, but I tell everybody else!”, says Miller. “I look at what she has done, and the other jobs and the other opportunities besides Dance Moms, they all involve dancing, they’re all about dance, they’re judging dance, dancing, performing, something!”
Miller believes her dance studio shaped Middies’ dancing talent and helped her build her fame.
“I hope that she doesn’t forget the good times cause there were a lot more good times than bad times”, said Miller.
Miller is now serving her 366- day sentence in Victorville at the FCI Victorville Facility, California.
Maddie will also be staring in her next big role on The Book of Henry.