Although the mega-successful "Chandelier" music video of Sia made Maddie Ziegler a star, everybody knows that the young dancer started her career on "Dance Moms." In a new interview, the "Ballerina" actress revealed that she is definitely much happier now that she has left the hit Lifetime show.

It's no secret that Maddie Ziegler was Abby Lee Miller's favorite student and member of the Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC) Junior Elite Competition Team. While the other moms demanded fair treatment and wanted Miller to give their children the same attention as well, they didn't know that it wasn't all rainbows and butterflies for the young star being the teacher's favorite.

Maddie Ziegler glad she's finally out of 'Dance Moms'?Teen finally ready to move on from show

In a recent interview, Maddie Ziegler was asked about how it was to be a part of "Dance Moms" and have Abby Lee Miller as her mentor at the time. The 14-year-old dancer, actress, and model was shockingly honest about being relieved after leaving the Lifetime show.

"I'm really glad that I've moved on from that," Maddie told People. "I did learn a lot from her [Abby] and we did have like some fun times but I feel like now I've never been happier in my life and I'm not stressed at all."

Maddie Ziegler feels 'Dance Moms' competitions are not healthy for young kids?

Being Abby Lee Miller's star student, Maddie was always pressured to nab the top prize during competitions.

Now that she's finally out of that scene, the "Dance Moms" alum shared that the pressure was certainly too much for her young self to handle. "I was stressed at 11 years old, which shouldn't happen," the teen added.

Meanwhile, despite reports that Abby Lee Miller's jail time will result in "Dance Moms" being cancelled, the Lifetime show proved that it still has some gas left in its tank.

With fan favorite Chloe Lukasiak returning to the show, "Dance Moms" finally got the hype it needed after Maddie Ziegler and her younger sister Mackenzie left to focus on their individual careers.

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