Kelly Hyland is a popular American TV star best known for participating in the famous reality show ‘Dance Moms’. Since her appearance on ‘Dance Moms’, Kelly Hyland has become popular on social media with a million followers on ‘Instagram’ and over 558,000 followers on ‘Twitter’. Her official ‘Facebook’ page reflects a fan base of 74.5 K, where she generally keeps her viewers in tune with various events in her life.
Her daughters, Brooke, and Paige, were participants on Lifetime’s dance reality series from the first to the fourth season. Kelly was majorly known to be an outspoken mother on the show, who was protective and supportive of her children’s choices. Kelly is a trained dancer and was trained by Abby Lee Miller for eight years before becoming a cheerleader. In season four of the show, Kelly got involved in a quarrel with Abby and a result of this she, along with her daughters, was dismissed from the show.
Rise to Fame
Dance has been a big part of Kelly’s life since she was a toddler. She was two when her parents enrolled her in ‘Marven Lorrain Miller’s’ dance studio. When she turned eight she was trained under ALDC (Abbe Lee Dance Company) under the tutelage of Abby Lee Miller.
When she turned fourteen, Kelly took a step back from mainstream dancing and showed interest in cheerleading. But stardom struck Kelly through her daughters when she entered them into the dance reality show ‘Dance Moms’. The show first aired on July 13, 2011.
Kelly and her daughters, Paige, and Brooke, were a cast member until the start of the fourth season that aired on January 1, 2014. However, Kelly’s mid-season departure from the show occurred when she assaulted the owner of ALDC, Abby. The dispute began with an argument and quickly turned ugly with Abby filing a lawsuit against her. The fight not only grabbed the attention of millions of viewers but also stirred the media and was aired in the episode ‘Big Trouble in the Big Apple’. Brooke and Paige were removed from the team and refused to ever return to the show.
Kelly became popular on the show for her sarcastic comments and for her outspoken disapproval of Abby’s neglect towards her children. She often felt that Abby had victimized her daughters since she disliked Kelly. The first four seasons of the show gathered huge TRP’s but as the seasons progressed some of the original star cast like Kelly and Christi left the show leading to a drop in ratings.
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What Makes Kelly Hyland So Special
At the age of 45 Kelly takes good care of her appearance and health. Kelly turned out to be one of the most supportive mothers on the reality show. She would encourage her children to make their own choices and protected them from any negativity. She permitted Brooke to try out cheerleading instead of participating in a competition, as she desired to give her daughter the freedom to make her own informed decisions and didn’t want to be the cause of Brooke ever regretting anything in her life. She openly highlighted Abby’s unjust selection of Maddie over the other children on the show and stood up for both her daughters.
Kelly has trained in dancing for thirty-seven years and is on a mission to live her dream of stardom through her children. She places her duties as a mother at top priority above everything. She is a housewife and often travels with her children for their shows and rehearsals. Her close friends are Christina Lokasiak and Holly Fraizer. She is a good cook and her favorite family meal is chicken potpie.
Behind The Curtains
Kelly Hyland was born on 16th May 1971 to American parents and has an elder sister. Not much is known about her family apart from the fact that she was encouraged as a dancer and had the backing of her family in all her decisions. She met her husband, Randy Hyland, when she was twelve and they soon fell in love and began dating. Together, they have three children, a son named Josh, and two daughters, Brooke and Paige.
Kelly’s elder daughter, Brooke, has done well in the entertainment industry. Her younger daughter is training in dance and her eldest son is a dancer and school hockey player.
The year long lawsuit between Kelly and Abby ended when the production agreed to compensate for the damages by paying a sum of 17.5 K dollars with the rights to air her family’s images in the reruns of the show.
She and her daughters were dismissed from the fourth season of ‘Dance Moms’ after a physical dispute with Abby Miller.