The high-pitched confrontations that are going down on "Dance Moms" season 7 are appalling but entertaining at the same time. Now two dancers of Abby Lee Miller have hinted that the fights on-screen are fake. Although this is not the first time that cast members of "Dance Moms" revealed the truth behind the scenes of the reality show, viewers are still engrossed in the plot and each episode is still attracting millions of viewers.
"Dance Moms" stars Kendall Vertes and Brynn Rumfallo recently revealed in separate interviews that the arguments during the filming are not as bad as they seem on TV. Abby even gained a lot of bashers as she is portrayed in the show as a ruthless dance coach. Never was there an episode where Abby and the moms of the dancers did not get into a heated argument but apparently, these misunderstandings might only be scripted.
Kendall, who has been in the Junior Elite Team since "Dance Moms" season 2, recently said that she and the other dancers do not let the heavy scenes on the show affect them.
"Sometimes the girls can only handle so much so we have to step out of the room," Kendall told IBT. "But we just handle the drama. Just goes in one ear and out the other. You can't let that get to you because it's just a TV show," she continued.
Brynn confirmed her co-star's statement saying, "It can be really bad [some] days and you just want to leave and go home and never come back." She continued explaining: "It's funny because after we wrap and after we're done filming, all of the moms are friends again. We're all friends. We all go to lunch."
A similar report also came out in 2015 when Abby's supposed favorite student, Maddie Ziegler, revealed that most of the fights happening on "Dance Moms" were fake. When the 13-year-old dancer was still a part of the show, she said in an interview that the producers set up the fight to make the cast yell at each other. She even explained that the action and the crying were what made the reality show sell to the audience, hence the scripted squabbles that were seen in the past seasons. Despite selling out the truth behind the series though, Maddie then assured that all of the dance portions in the show were definitely genuine.
While some fans are now questioning the credibility of the Lifetime reality show, a lot of viewers are still following the episodes as "Dance Moms" is one of the long-time running reality shows that has managed to keep people's interest. Abby might be facing a possible jail time soon and the future of the show is not yet clear, but "Dance Moms" is still gaining decent ratings out of the intense dramas that are happening in the current season.
"Dance Moms" season 7 has just started with only two episodes aired thus far, but with the turn of events, more confrontations can be expected in the next installments. "Dance Moms" season 7 airs on Lifetime every Tuesday at 9 p.m.