"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller has been known to say threateningly that everyone is replaceable. Now she's actually following through.
Following the reality star's recent altercation with dance mom Kelly Hyland, the infamous 47-year-old dance coach confirmed Tuesday that Hyland’s two daughters, Paige and Brooke, will no longer dance for her Pittsburgh-based studio, the Abby Lee Dance Company.
During a visit to ABC’s “The View” Tuesday, Miller confirmed rumors that the two longtime competition dancers, Brooke, 15, and Paige, 13, will not be continuing members of her ALDC studio due to the alleged physical (yet to be televised) altercation that occurred between herself and the children’s 42-year-old mother over dance-related issues this past November. When prompted by host Jenny McCarthy to comment on whether a court-ordered “no contact” order against Hyland would affect the girls’ status on the team, Miller confirmed their official termination. “There is actually three children [that aren't in the company]. [Kelly's] two and another one that have not signed… They are not members of the Abby Lee Dance company," said Miller, adding, "They walk into my studio to shoot the show. That’s it."
So what does it mean for the future of the “Dance Moms” stars? While Miller made it clear the family is no longer welcome to train in her studio, she said it's not up to her whether the reality veterans will be asked to return to the program. “It’s not up to me,” Miller said on Tuesday regarding the trio’s future on the hit series.
Prior to her confirmation of the stars' official leave from the ALDC, Miller discussed the now infamous brawl that led to the Hyland family's dismissal. “It was not the best of circumstances," said Miller, calling the moment at a dance competition in New York that lead to Hyland’s arrest for harassment and assault “real" despite rumors the show is scripted. "It was just boiling, boiling, boiling,” she said, later confirming previous reports that Hyland pulled her “weave.”
TMZ first reported earlier this month that Hyland had been arrested following the duo’s altercation. On Jan. 21, the co-stars appeared at a New York courthouse in connection to the charges against the dance mom. According to the gossip site, the reality stars were issued a “no contact” order pending an investigation. Following her court appearance, Miller cited her fears of the Hyland children’s safety as her reason for pressing charges.
“Dance Moms” airs Tuesdays on Lifetime at 9 p.m. ET.