It appears Abby Lee Miller is still not a fan of the Lukasiaks. It’s been over a year since Chloe and her mom, Christi Lukasiak, parted ways with “Dance Moms,” but on Tuesday’s reunion special it was revealed the former Lifetime star may have been the reason for some drama in Season 6.
Abby was absent from two competitions in Season 6, and during episode 19, “Hello and Goodbye,” Jessalynn Siwa revealed the coach’s nonappearance at one event was due to Chloe. Jessalynn, who joined the team with daughter JoJo Siwa in January 2015, told host Jai Rodriguez that Abby was affected by the news of Chloe’s blossoming movie career. As previously reported, Chloe was cast in Lifetime’s TV movie “Center Stage: On Pointe,” a sequel to 2000’s hit “Center Stage,” in November. (Don’t tell Abby, but Chloe, now 14, has also been cast in the film “Cowgirl’s Story,” which was announced Tuesday.)
“I don’t know where I was,” Abby said of her absence during filming.
“I think that was the week that you found out that Chloe, the little girl that left the team when we came, booked a movie,” Jessalynn said. “I think that is what sent you over the edge.” Kira Girard, another mom on the show, agreed with Jessalynn’s comments, saying “Bingo!”
After her co-star’s statement, Abby revealed she cannot talk about the Lukasiaks. “You’re not supposed to talk about that because I’m not allowed to talk about her,” Abby whispered to Jessalynn onstage. Jessalynn countered with a smile, saying she was given free rein to discuss the former star.
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Not all of the moms agreed that Chloe was the reason for Abby’s breakdown. Melissa Gisoni, Jill Vertes and Holly Frazier said they were unaware their daughters’ former teammate’s success resulted in Abby’s disappearance. “All I know is Abby didn’t show up for work,” Holly said.
While Chloe’s mention during the reunion was shocking, the special wasn’t all about the former ALDC star. Abby and the moms also discussed the season’s drama with the new mini moms, and Abby was able to give Melissa a proper goodbye.
“Remember everything I told you and remember everything that you learned because those lessons will come into play,” she told Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler’s mother, who like her daughters, won’t be returning for the back half of Season 6. “With my whole heart, I say, this is just the beginning,” she finished through tears.
While Season 6 is over, the specials are far from done. The girls will appear in their own reunion special on Tuesday, May 17, at 9 p.m. on Lifetime. Maddie and Mackenzie will also appear in their own special with Abby on Tuesday, May 24.