Hold up, Chloe Lukasiak is returning to Dance Moms? Yes, and she even confirmed it herself. If you're someone who keeps up with the show, then you know Chloe played a huge role in the first four seasons of the Lifetime reality show. However, she made an abrupt exit after her coach Abby Lee Miller publicly bullied her about her physical appearance.
"The reason for leaving the show was my old teacher mocked my eye very bluntly; I was dealing with some serious health issues,” Chloe told People. “[My exit] was very abrupt and I didn’t expect to leave obviously. But after that happened my mom and I just kind of talked about it and it didn’t seem right to go back.”
Now that the show is coming up to its eighth season (and Abby is no longer in the picture), Chloe is returning back to her roots. So what made her decide go go back on the show? She spilled all about her decision, and we cannot be more excited for her to take on this new chapter.
"Well, at the end of the last season I'd heard that my ALDC teammates were back on the east coast and it was going to be their last episode. I was like, 'Oh my god, I have to go see them. Dancing with them is such a big part of my childhood.' So I visited them at Nationals and it was so amazing. Then I found out that the show was coming back for another season and my mom started talking to [the other moms] and we decided to go back for another season. It was pretty insane and out of nowhere," she said in an interview.
During her break from Dance Moms, Chloe sure wasn't on vacation. No, no – she was hard at work doing all sorts of things like writing a book, titled Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking on the World, and spending time with her little sister Clara. Not to mention, she also dated Forever In Your Mind cutie Ricky Garcia for quite some time, but the two ended upparting ways due to their hectic work schedules. Chloe also broke into the acting world, starring in movies like Center Stage: On Pointe and A Cowgirl's Story, which hits Netflix next month!
So as for how she felt about making a comeback, there were a little nerves. However, being back with her friends and teammates made it all worthwhile.
"I was a little nervous. There were a lot of reasons why my mom and I left and I hadn't really left the show on good terms. It was a little weird, but I was also really excited. I got to see my friends and be on my team again and it was really crazy. I was backstage at a competition at one point and I was like, 'I can't believe I'm back again.'"
We can't believe she's back either! It warms our hearts that she's back with her OG squad.
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