Abby Lee Miller is engaged! After months of speculation, the “Dance Moms” star confirmed her relationship with actor, TV host and “voiceover king” Michael Padula on "The Wendy Williams Show" Tuesday.
“I’m looking for like a big, thick band,” Miller said of her recent engagement. “That’s Michael,” Miller, 47, confirmed while smiling and visibly blushing at Padula’s image onscreen, jokingly adding, “But I have a lot of hot men in my life. I surround myself with beautiful men.”
â€” Michael Padula (@Michael_Padula) August 27, 2013
Despite her engagement, Miller says she isn’t rushing to the altar anytime soon. “We rushed into things because my mom was ill,” Miller said when discussing her late mother, Maryen Lorrain Miller, who passed away at the age of 86 in February. “I think it was kinda like she would be at peace if she knew I had someone to take care of me.”
Miller first sparked engagement rumors in January after posing an image of herself alongside her entertainment beau on Instagram alongside the caption, “I do!!!” Padula ramped up the rumors by sharing the message: “Mr. and Mrs. Abby Lee Miller @therealabbylee #lifetimetv #happycouple #dancemoms #aldc #1 #2014 #love See you soon…” on Instagram.
While Miller’s engagement was the hottest topic of her “Wendy Williams” appearance, the reality star also dished on her possible return to ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Despite taking flak for her infamous guest judging appearance on the dance competition in May, Miller said she she has no qualms about going back.
“If it was strictly ballroom, probably not, but now that they’re using all the genres of dance, absolutely,” Miller said.