‘Dance Moms’ Star Maddie Ziegler Gunning for $130k Payday with ‘DWTS: Juniors’

“Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler has over 100k reasons to wanna make it to the “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” finals … huge BUCK$ are on the line. The 14-year-old is guaranteed to make at least $ 50k for appearing on the ‘DWTS’ spinoff…


Ex-‘Dance Moms’ Star Maddie Ziegler’s Cell Phone Hacked, Cops Investigating

Ex-“Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler’s been living a nightmare for 5 months … and she’s finally had enough, because she just got cops involved. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Maddie’s family filed a police report with LAPD, telling cops…


Ex-‘Dance Moms’ Star Maddie Ziegler’s Cell Phone Hacked, Cops Investigating

Ex-“Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler’s been living a nightmare for 5 months … and she’s finally had enough, because she just got cops involved. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Maddie’s family filed a police report with LAPD, telling cops…


Maddie Ziegler: I’m So Glad I’m Not on Dance Moms Anymore!

Hasn’t Dance Moms always been the most delightful show, a lovely little showcase of the incredible talents of the girls who’ve spent to much time and effort perfecting the art of dance?

Ha ha, just kidding — there’s some dancing, of course, but when one thinks of Dance Moms, one thinks of Abby Lee Miller.

And when one thinks of Abby Lee Miller … well, nothing good happens.

For years, the show featured Abby berating young girls and their mothers as she teaches them a variety of dance routines.

It’s usually been about drama just as much as it’s been about dancing.

Things could change now that Abby’s off to prison and Cheryl Burke is stepping in as the head coach, but we’ll have to wait to see.

And Maddie Ziegler, the show’s biggest star, will have to wait to see too — she quit Dance Moms last year.

Things are definitely looking up for her: she’s got two movies coming out this year, and who knows when she could do some more work with Sia.

She’s already an author at just 14 years old, and if all else fails, she’s always got some killer dance moves to fall back on.

But even if her big career plans don’t work out, it sounds like she’s just glad to be done with the nightmare that was Dance Moms.

In a new interview with Seventeen, Maddie says that “The show was a really stressful time.”

It was stressful to watch as an adult, so yeah, we’d imagine being a kid living through it all was considerably worse.

“I just didn’t want to deal with all the drama anymore,” she explains. “I’m happy I moved on. I get to step out and do my own thing and be myself.”

“But I am thankful for the experience, and I miss dancing with the girls.”

If she sounds grounded for a 14-year-old who’s already experienced pretty massive levels of fame, that’s because she is.

“I’m still just a teenager, she says. “I get so caught up in what I’m doing that my friends and family sometimes have to remind me that what I’m doing is cool.”

“I never imagined this.”

While Maddie is obviously very appreciative of all the opportunities she’s had so far, she also unfortunately has to deal with haters.

And nobody likes a hater.

“I try to stay away from online comments,” she admits. “Why should I bother reading something from someone who has nothing better to do than try to make people feel smaller, so they can feel bigger?”

“It’s not OK.”

Doesn’t she just sound like the greatest kid? Like she escaped from the claws of Abby Lee Miller just in the nick of time?

Thank goodness for that.


Maddie Brown on Two-Week-Old Son: Stop Growing Up So Fast!

Maddie Brown gave birth to her first child just over two weeks ago now, and she now realizes just how quickly they grow up. 

Maddie and husband, Caleb Brush named their little bundle of joy Axel James, and appear to be happier than ever as they take some of the cutest pictures on Instagram. 

It’s certainly refreshing to have some news from the Sister Wives family that does not lean heavily on Robyn apparently leaving Kody. 

Would Sister Wives ever be the same if she were to just up and leave? We think not. 

Anyway, back to the cute pictures of Axel James Brush. 

The above picture showed off Axel’s smile, but Maddie seemed conflicted about her son growing up quickly in the caption. 

“This little stud is two weeks old today. I’m torn between wanting to watch him grow and wanting him to stay small forever. #AxelJames #BabyBoy #motherhood #Twoweeks.”

Now, all parents worry about their children growing up too fast, but babies have a knack for becoming toddlers very quickly, so we can see where Maddie is coming from. 

Maddie unveiled another picture of her son laughing with his eyes closed. 

She was quick to point out that she did not want to be that mom who posts lots of pictures of her child.

“I am that mom I swore I wouldn’t be, posting tons of pictures of this handsome boy. How could I not though!? #AxelJames #motherhood #BabyBoy.”

Something tells us she’s going to be sharing a whole lot more pictures of her son in the future. It’s natural for a parent to want to show their little cherub off to the world. 

Maddie and Caleb married in 2016 in a Bohemian inspired wedding. 

Unlike Maddie’s parents, she will be living a monogamous lifestyle with Caleb. 

Viewers of Sister Wives are anxiously awaiting news of a return date for the popular TLC reality series. 


Maddie Brown Welcomes First Child! See the Photo!

Finally, some good news for the Sister Wives family.

Correction: finally, some GREAT news for the Sister Wives family!

With negative chatter continuing to surround this reality TV family (is Robyn really leaving Kody?!?), Maddie Brown has come out and given her loved ones something to celebrate for a change.

Actually, to be more accurate, someone else has come out and given her loved ones something to celebrate for a change.

And that someone is a baby!!!!!!

Maddie and husband Caleb Brush welcomed their first child into the world on Saturday, May 20, providing fans shortly afterward with the following details:

– It’s a boy.

– He was born at 12:13 a.m.

– He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces.

– He measured 21 inches in length.

– And his name is Axel James Brush.

How precious, right?!?

“We’re feeling both excited and exhausted at the same time,” the couple told People Magazine, adding:

“We’re looking forward to having a family. Now that he’s here, we’re excited to grow our family a little bit more and spread our love even more.”

Maddie linked to her interview with People on Instagram and included the above photo of her son just a few hours ago, writing as a simple caption at the time:

Welcome to the world Axel James Brush.

The adorable baby marks the very first grandchild for Kody and Janelle Brown, who star on the aforementioned TLC reality series and who also spoke to People about little Axel.

“I think being grandparents hasn’t sunk in yet,” said. “It’s so fun. I can’t believe how much we love this baby already.”

The Browns, of course, are an unusual family; Kody is married to four different women and has 18 kids overall.

This has led to a lot of controversy over the years, but it also means Maddie will have quite the support system.

If it really does take a village to raise a child, she’ll be fortunate enough to rely on her very own city.

“The whole family is excited,” Kody and Janelle say. “In fact, the biggest trick will be giving Maddie her rest because there’s going to be this long line of parents and siblings that will be continuously wanting to hold the baby.”

Maddie and Caleb got married in Montana in June of last year and then announced their pregnancy.

Said the 21-year old mother-to-be at the time:

“We are both really excited and anxious. I think every soon-to-be parent is anxious, but we have so much support from both sides of our family.

Talking to People back then as well, Maddie tried to predict what sort of parents she and Caleb will be.

“I think I’ll be the disciplinarian parent just because Caleb already has such a soft spot for the baby,” she explained. “He already has so much love for the baby.

In January, meanwhile, Maddie and Caleb shared a photo of themselves surrounded by blue balloons, confirming that a boy was on the way.

“Little baby boy Brush! We can’t wait to meet you!!” Maddie wrote to her Instagram followers at the time.

Throughout the pregnancy, Maddie has kept fans apprised of the state of her baby bump, while also gushing over her husband.

Take this social media entry in honor of her six-month anniversary, for example:

“Six months being married to you has been more than a fairy tale come true,” she captioned a picture taken at Yellowstone National Park, adding:

“You truly are my best friend and soul mate! I look forward to the years to come!”

AWWW, right?

You can watch Sister Wives online to get to know Maddie a bit better, and you can likely get to know her son a little more when new episodes of the TLC program air this summer.

Look for the show to return with a wedding special on Monday, June 12, at 9/8c.

For now, join us in sending your best wishes to the newly-expanded family!


Maddie Brown Baby Bump Watch: It’s HUGE!

While one family on Sister Wives may be falling apart, another family is about to increase in size by 33.3%.

And, based on the latest Maddie Brown photo, it looks like this may happen at any second.

The daughter of Kody Brown and wife Janelle, Maddie updated her Instagram account over the weekend with a look at her growing baby bump.

And it’s hard not to wonder just how much bigger it will get!

“I feel like I’m 80% belly! But we can’t wait to meet this little man!” the 21-year-old captioned the cute picture below, adding the hashtags “#Pregnancy,” and “#BabyBoy” to her post.

Brown and Brush got married in June of last year, exchanging vows in Bozeman, Montana in front of the former’s many loved ones.

They confirmed the gender of their impending child in January.

“We are both super excited for our little boy,” Maddie and Caleb told Us Weekly at the time, adding:

“Although we had a good hunch that it was a boy, it’s nice to finally know, so we can start preparing!”

That really is quite the baby bump, isn’t it?

Maddie’s exciting news comes at a time when her family could really use a distraction.

For several months now, there’s been chatter about Kody and various Sister Wives, with talk growing stronger and stronger that at least one split was imminent.

In December, for example, we were led to believe that Kody and Robyn were over and that Robyn was on her way back to Utah, in desperate need of a break from Kody and the chaos that surrounds his life.

Reportedly, Kody’s worries about the family’s legal entanglements and an utter lack of privacy led to a suffocating sense of paranoia in the Brown home. 

And, consequently, led to Robyn’s decision.

“There were a lot of communication issues and a lot of fighting,” a source told Radar Online in December. “Kody is really bad at handling stressful situations.”

Just a few weeks prior to this rumor, fans also wondered about the status of Kody and Meri Brown, the latter of whom got herself into an embarrassing catfishing situation early last year.

Issues for these two have gone back a very long time; they stem from Meri’s jealousy of Kody’s other wives and also from her unfortunate inability to get pregnant.

It didn’t help that Meri fell for a guy last spring who turned out to be a woman playing an awful prank on her.

This is all a long, paragraph-filled way of saying that Maddie’s pregnancy has arrived at just the right time for the Browns.

They could really use the blessing of new life right about now.

Not only does this baby mark Maddie and Caleb’s very first… it also marks the first grandchild in the entire Brown family.

The polygamous unit stars in its own hit TLC reality series, which is centered around Maddie’s father Kody Brown and his four wives: Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn.

Kody has 18 total children altogether with his wives.

No word yet on what Maddie and Caleb will name their kid.

But he is due in about right weeks, right around the time we think Beyonce is due with her twins.

“We are both really excited and anxious,” Maddie told People Magazine last fall, adding:

“I think every soon-to-be parent is anxious, but we have so much support from both sides of our family.”

We wish Maddie the best of luck in the final trimester of her pregnancy.


Maddie Ziegler Slams Abby Lee Miller in New Tell-All!

Maddie Ziegler has grown up so much, hasn’t she?

It seems like just yesterday that she was a tiny little girl, dancing her heart out on Dance Moms, but that was then, and this is now.

And now she’s 14 years old — and she’s already releasing a memoir!

Her book, titled The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir, was just released yesterday, and judging by these excerpts, it sounds like her childhood — well, the Dance Moms part of her childhood — was actually pretty rough.

“People ask me a lot if what they see on Dance Moms is real,” she writes in one segment. “Well, I can’t really answer that — I don’t watch the show.”

“I’ve probably only seen one entire episode from start to finish. I don’t love watching myself. I’ve lived through it, why do I need to watch it happen all over again?”

“I was eight years old at the time,” she continues, “and there were cameramen following me around everywhere I went. I would just ignore them and go about my business.”

Pretty mature for an 8-year-old, huh?

“Eventually,” Maddie explains, “you feel a little exposed because you’re on all the time. Your life is what the show is about, but you’re also trying to live it.”

“I just wanted to dance; I didn’t want all the drama.”

But if you’ve seen even a few seconds of Dance Moms, you know that the drama was unavoidable. From dance coach Abby Lee Miller screaming to the mothers screaming to the kids crying, drama is just as important to the show as dancing.

In another part of her book, Maddie laments that “When it came to competing, people expected us to be the best because we were the ones with the TV show.”

“That was a lot of pressure — we had a reputation to live up to.”

In addition to the pressure, there was also some danger, too — at one point, she recalls a an event at a mall when “a thousand screaming fans” were “pushing and shoving and trying to get close to us.”

“It was pretty scary,” she writes. “We actually had to hide locked in a store for a while till the crowds thinned out and the screaming stopped.”

But what about Maddie’s infamous dance instructor, Abby Lee Miller? She was a huge part of her life for several years, so there’s probably oodles of stories dedicated to her, right?

Wrong. Maddie doesn’t mention Abby one single time. Not once.

Beautiful, right?

But while she doesn’t mention Abby by name, she did write that before she met Sia, “I would say yes to a lot of things I didn’t want to do because I thought I had to — I didn’t want to disappoint anyone.”

“I’d be overwhelmed by the amount of work on my plate. Sia always tells me you have to have time off, step back and appreciate the moment.”

How lucky is it that she met Sia then? So at least she has one person in her life how who’s telling her to take some time off from dancing to be a kid.

Will you be reading Maddie’s book? If only just for the subtle Abby Lee Miller shade?


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