After seven months in prison, Abby Lee Miller is once again a free woman — and she is wasting no time when it comes to securing her Dance Moms paycheck. The reality star is reportedly in talks to return to her once-popular dance show.
According to Radar Online, Abby may be returning to the small screen sooner than fans expect. “Technically everyone’s contracts are still in effect, so it depends on if there is interest for people to see Abby again,” a source close to production said. “We might be working with her, but we also might not be.”
The source also confirmed that her return would most likely happen on Dance Moms, and not a spin-off. “They have already tried the knock-off shows,” the source explained. At the time, Abby quit the show on bad terms, claiming the network denied her “creative credit” for her routines and ideas. “I don’t have a problem working with any kid, I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people’s children successful,” she said. “I just have a problem with being manipulated, disrespected and used day in and day out by men who never took a dance lesson in their lives and treat women like dirt!”
The 51-year-old was released from prison on March 27, after turning herself in last July. She pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud in 2016 and was sentenced to one year and one day in prison in 2017, followed by two years of supervised release. She is currently residing in a halfway house until her official release date of May 25.
Shortly after her release, Abby was spotted getting a manicure and pedicure in West Hollywood. She was also smiles during her long overdue pampering session as she showed off her impressive weight loss, after dropping some serious pounds behind bars. “Cut loose today! Spring is in the air. Feels great,” she captioned a photo of herself holding a pair of scissors on Instagram. “Comment the [sun emoji] if you’re having a great day too!”
We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for her Dance Moms comeback!