Abby Lee Miller Says She's 'Very Proud' of Former Dance Student JoJo Siwa

Abby Lee Miller Says She's 'Very Proud' of Former Dance Student JoJo Siwa

Abby Lee Miller is speaking out about her friend and former dance student JoJo Siwa.

The 55-year-old Dance Moms star and dance instructor has remained close with the 17-year-old entertainer over the years.

During a new interview, Abby Lee was asked about JoJo‘s recent coming out.

“I’m very proud, I’m very proud,” she told ET. “I don’t think she hides anything really. I think maybe she just didn’t know.”

“I have a lot of students that struggle with their sexuality. I will be honest, mainly guys that dance for me throughout the years. Some have come to me and said, ‘You know, without you, I would’ve committed suicide,’” Abby added. “To hear that as a teacher, it is shocking and also very loving and kind and that I know that I did that for that child…And what you do in your private life is your business. But JoJo didn’t really have a private life.”

“Her life is for the whole world to know about. Every single thing that she’s doing with social media now, everybody knows what we’re doing and what we’re up to at every moment. And we tell them, we share it,” she said. “So for her to make that statement and to share that, that’s what she wanted to do.”

Kenzie Ziegler also just talked about JoJo recently.

“I actually texted her as soon as she came out and I was just telling her how proud I am of her, and you know, she’s such a big inspiration for young kids,” she told Access. “I’m just so glad that she’s sharing this with the world because it’s definitely going to inspire a lot more girls and guys to come out to their family and even to the world.”

“I’m just so proud of her. I love her so much and she’s just amazing,” Kenzie added.

If you missed it, another former Dance Moms star also shared her support for JoJo and said she was “really proud” of her former co-star.

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