Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of bankruptcy fraud. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of bankruptcy fraud. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Reality star’s 45kg prison weight loss

DANCE Moms villain Abby Lee Miller, who is six months into a one-year jail term, has posted a photo on Instagram which shows the dance teacher's staggering 45kg weight loss.

The 51-year-old, who is serving a sentence in a Californian federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of bankruptcy fraud last year, is reportedly scheduled for an early release for good behaviour and took to social media to address the rumours.

But her three million followers were more blown away by her visibly slimmer figure, with US media reporting the infamous reality star has lost nearly 50kg during her stint behind bars.

Miller, who began her sentence at Federal Correctional Complex in Victorville on July 12, shed some light on her experience in jail in an in-depth post, alongside the picture with a number of her Dance Moms co-stars.

'Sometimes in life you make mistakes I trusted the wrong people and didn't pay any attention to things I should of. I'm more than sorry for the mistakes I have made,' she wrote.

'My world flipped upside down when I had to enter prison. I did so with grace, the stories you read about me been a princess are untrue.

'I have made friends with both inmates and staff, I've tried to better myself, participated in anything offered to me and I am a better person for this experience.'

Abby Lee Miller was the intense dance coach on Dance Moms for seven seasons.
Abby Lee Miller was the intense dance coach on Dance Moms for seven seasons.

She didn't confirm or deny the rumours about her early release reportedly slated for next month.

'All the press stories and speculation are not entirely correct however, I am feeling hopeful but no dates have been confirmed at this time.

'I am feeling great and ready to turn over a new leaf thank you so much to everyone for your support especially my nearest and dearest I love you all (and yes this is me in prison.)'

In May, Miller was found guilty of bankruptcy fraud for attempting to hide $775,000 of income from Dance Moms, its spin-off Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and multiple other projects.

Miller with her star dancer, Maddie Ziegler, who has appeared in a string of music videos for Australian artist, Sia. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Miller with her star dancer, Maddie Ziegler, who has appeared in a string of music videos for Australian artist, Sia. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

She was indicted on 20 counts of fraud in October 2015, and entered a guilty plea on June 27, 2016.

Miller was originally ordered to turn herself in on June 30, but the date was pushed back.

In addition to serving time, Miller was also ordered to pay a $40,000 fine and serve two years probation after her time behind bars.

Miller shot to fame on the reality TV series Dance Moms, as the founder of the acclaimed Abby Lee Dance Company, and was at the helm of the show for seven hit seasons, quitting the series early last year.

News Corp Australia


6 times drink drive limit: Woman fined after Bundy car crash

premium_icon 6 times drink drive limit: Woman fined after Bundy car crash

Michelle Antonia Plath appears in Bundy court

Bundaberg artist helps enhance healthcare

premium_icon Bundaberg artist helps enhance healthcare

Nicole Wone is of the Gooreng Gooreng and Wadjanburr Yidiny people

Dogs sniff out illicit drugs, pipe on block

premium_icon Dogs sniff out illicit drugs, pipe on block

The expectant mother found an ice pipe, drugs in a backpack and food

Local Partners