Maddie Ziegler and JoJo Siwa used to be competitors in the past seasons of “Dance Moms.” But after Maddie left the reality show, JoJo apparently no longer sees the 14-year-old dancer as her rival but a future BFF.
JoJo sees herself and Maddie one day becoming very close gal pals despite their celebrity status, similar to Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. “Maddie is one of my best friends in the whole wide world, I think … I guess one day we will be like friends, equal, and just having fun, having the time of our lives. We make jokes how when we grow older we would have this huge house together,” JoJo told TMZ.
Maddie Moves Ahead, JoJo To Follow?
However, she and Maddie are not equals right now because Maddie has moved on to being a dancer for bigger stars such as Sia and Kristen Wiig as well as moving up the dance ladder by being a judge on the current season of “So You Think You Can Dance.”
JoJo’s return to season 7 remains a big question mark for now, although when last seen on "Dance Moms" she complained that the duet she was assigned to perform with Kendall Vertes was too difficult.
The star dancer does not hide that she sheds real tears in the reality show when training under dance coach Abby Lee Miller, whom JoJo describes as “definitely crazy” but also “pretty awesome” when it comes to her craft.
Abby Lee Miller's Reputation For Yelling
Gianna Martello, who helps Miller in choreographing the numbers of the Junior Elite Team which frequently wins in competitions in and out of “Dance Moms,” admits she tries to avoid the cat fight between Miller and the mothers of the dancers.
She explained, “I try not to react to it, because if I react to it, then I’m going to be brought into it more and more.” Martello added she would rather stay focused since her job involves only the dancers and not be involved in all the yelling.
Miller has gained a reputation for her yelling, but Martello -- who has been friends with the owner of ALDC for 20 years – insisted there is a different side to the dance coach few people know. “I think she’s really fun and one of the most generous people I’ve ever met, so I think the show just kind of skews that sometimes,” Buddy TV quoted her as saying.