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Contract Drama Or Smitten Mother? The Real Reason Kalani Hilliker Left Dance Moms

August 05, 2014 01:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson


The core group of gals (outside of Brooke and Paige Hyland, of course) are back for another season of Dance Moms, and this time, they are joined by a brand new group of girls and their crazy moms. Unfortunately, it looks like Kalani Hilliker is off the show for good — and despite what Abby Lee Miller claims, her departure has nothing to do with her mom’s boyfriend!

Facebook fans thought it was a little fishy when Abby Lee Miller talked about Kalani Hilliker’s decision to leave the Abby Lee Dance Company. During the season premiere of Dance Moms, Abby explained, “I certainly don’t want a kid whose mother chooses her boyfriend over her own child.”

As Twitter followers suspected, the boyfriend excuse was actually a cover-up for what could have been a long and boring discussion about contract obligations with Lifetime. Far from ditching the show to spend time with a boyfriend, Kira Girard (Kalani’s mom) told International Business Times that she simply did not want to jump through hoops for Lifetime. In order to remain on the show, she and Kalani would have had to sign a seven-year contract, not to mention, continue to spend time away from their family.

Although there are definite benefits to being on Dance Moms, Kira feels that her daughter will be able to make a name for herself without the show. “I’m more about raising kids, not about being famous…Kalani has the rest of her life to become a star if that is where her life takes her…It was a hard decision, but I stand by it and am very happy with it.”

Will you miss seeing Kalani Hilliker on Dance Moms? Sound off in the comments section below!


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Photo Credit: Kira Girard Instagram

Topics: Dance Moms, Lifetime Reality TV Shows |

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