'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller calls JoJo Siwa a 'shining example' after LGBTQ+ announcement

Miller posted a touching tribute to her former 'Dance Moms' student
JoJo Siwa
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By RADIO.COM

After JoJo Siwa announced she is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, her former Dance Moms coach Abby Lee Miller took to Instagram to voice her support.

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Siwa first sparked attention when she posted a video to TikTok of her lip-syncing to Lady Gaga’s hit song “Born This Way.” Afterwards, Twitter users began to speculate that JoJo was announcing that she was coming out as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

A few days later, Siwa confirmed the speculation in a lengthy Instagram video. “I am really, really, really happy,” she said.

"I always believed that my person was just going to be my person and if that person happened to be a boy, great, and if that person happened to be a girl, great!"

JoJo said she wasn’t quite ready to label herself yet. When asked about her labels, Siwa said “the reason why I'm not ready to say this answer is because I don't really know this answer."

After JoJo’s announcement, Abby Lee Miller posted a tribute to her former Dance Moms student on Instagram. “I always knew the world would be a more colorful, positive, sparkly place with a kind, loving, dazzling triple threat like you in it,” she wrote.

Miller called Siwa “a shining example for the kids out there to live their BEST lives each and every day.”

“You put your heart on the platter! (If you know you know) Love you kiddo!!! Keep making me proud.” she added in the post featuring several throwback photos of the two.

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