Abby Lee Miller Makes a Bold Declaration About Not Being Invited to 'Dance Moms' Reunion

Abby Lee Miller

Abby Lee Miller isn't holding back her feelings about the recent Dance Moms reunion, which she was notably excluded from despite being one of the biggest stars on the show.

Miller, who starred on the Lifetime reality series from 2011 to 2019, recently shared that she wasn't included in the reunion special, which featured appearances by several former cast members, including Jojo Siwa, plus OG dancers from Miller's studio, Chloe Lukasiak and Paige and Brooke Hyland.

But while the dancers, who were all children when they first started the show, got to catch up and hash out some of their feelings about everything that went down on Dance Moms, Abby was left on the bottom of the pyramid, not invited at all.

The renowned dance instructor recently made a bold declaration about why she wasn't invited to the reunion.

"I think the kids can't face me," she bluntly stated during a new episode of Bethenny Frankel's Just B podcast. "Because they know they would never be where they are today if it wasn't for the show."

Abby, 58, is known to now have an estranged relationship with several of her former cast mates, including Chloe, 22, who made a point during the reunion special that she does not credit her former dance teacher with her success—she believes she became successful "in spite" of Abby, "not because of her."

But Abby saw the situation differently, telling Frankel," If this was so toxic for all these kids, why did they come back? The kids came back. There were other studios in town. Mine was the best."

She still insisted that "there were good times" while filming the show, "and it was fun." Plus, she said the girls "loved what they were doing" as far as the dancing goes.

However, Abby also claimed that the show was detrimental to her career, stating, "What the show did and the moms did ruined my business."

"They destroyed my business," she declared.

Dance Moms: The Reunion is now available to watch on demand, through the Lifetime app or at

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