"I'm more protective than I was before the fame."
One of my favorite guilty pleasure television shows is Dance Moms. Every Tuesday night, my 14 year old daughter and I gather together on the couch to watch Abby Lee Miller lose her mind a million different ways while our fave teen dancers show how talented they are.
Like most fans of the show, we love watching Maddie Ziegler dance and have loved watching her star rise even more as the seasons progressed. While we were sad to see her, her sister Mackenzie and mom Melissa Gisoni leave the show for good during last season's finale, it was nice to know that Maddie is permanently moving on from the Abby Lee machine.
Now her mom Melissa is opening up about what it's really like when you're a parent to a 13-year-old celebrity, and it's not for the faint of heart!
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