Maddie Ziegler
Maddie Ziegler, pictured at WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards at MOMA on Nov. 1, 2017 in New York City, says she considers singer Sia her second mother. Andrew Toth/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine 2017 Innovator Awards

Maddie Ziegler has found a “second mom” in pop singer Sia.

During her appearance at the WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards at MOMA in New York City on Wednesday, the “Dance Moms” alum revealed that she spent much of this year living with the 41-year-old singer.

“I’ve actually lived with [Sia] this year more than I have with my actual family, so it’s fun,” Ziegler told People.

Ziegler’s living situation doesn’t come as much as surprise to those who follow the young performer. Since starring in Sia’s hit music video for “Chandelier” in 2014, Ziegler has gone on to perform in several of the Australian singer/songwriter’s projects. She also toured with Sia earlier this year and over the summer, starred in her film “Sister” alongside Kate Hudson.

While Ziegler and Sia have a lot in common work-wise, the teen says they spent their off-time together in a different way. “We have the best time together,” Ziegler said to People. “She teaches me how to cook and new things about life.”

“It doesn’t feel like work when we’re together anymore. It’s really just a bond that we have. She’s my second mom,” she added.

This is far from the first time Ziegler has gushed about working alongside Sia. “It was the best experience of my life,” she said of touring with Sia during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in April.

Ziegler also shared during the show that she started working with Sia when she was just 11 years old and still on “Dance Moms.”

While Ziegler is clearly connected to Sia, she has made time since leaving “Dance Moms” in 2016 to branch off and do other projects. In June, she made her big-screen debut in “The Book of Henry,” and in March, released her first book, “The Maddie Diaries.”


Who is coming to @maddieziegler book signing at The Barnes and Noble at the Grove tonight? #theaudition ❤️

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Most recently, Ziegler has been on tour promoting her second book, “The Audition.” Her latest stop, however, was cancelled. “Due to circumstances beyond our control, tonight’s event @maddieziegler has been canceled,” the Barnes & Nobles event Twitter account for The Grove in Los Angeles tweeted Thursday evening.

Some fans let Maddie know about their upset on Twitter while others simply wished her well.