Abby Lee Miller Engagement Photo Real Or Fake? Is 'Dance Moms' Star Set To Marry Boyfriend Michael Padula? [PHOTO & REPORT]

By Melissa Siegel January 25, 2014 6:47 PM EST
Does this photo mean that Abby Lee Miller and Michael Padula are engaged?
Does this photo mean that Abby Lee Miller and Michael Padula are engaged?

Is Abby Lee Miller really engaged? The star of Lifetime's Dance Moms posted a photo of herself embracing rumored boyfriend Michael Padula while wearing a ring on her finger. The picture included the caption, ""I do!!!"

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Michael Padula, meanwhile, seemingly confirmed the engagement rumors by tweeting, "Mr. & Mrs. Abby Lee Miller @abby_lee_miller #lifetimetv #happycouple #dancemoms #aldc ." However, the photo attached to that tweet was later deleted.

RELATED: Kelly Hyland Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Abby Lee Miller

Watch Abby Lee Miller on Dance Moms below.


Abby Lee Miller's apparent engagement photo received more than 33,000 likes in less than a day. Many Instagram followers wrote congratulations to the happy couple.

However, others opined that the picture was just a joke. Indeed, a Dance Moms fan on Instagram posted a screenshot of an Internet conversation she apparently had with Mackenzie Ziegler, one of Miller's students. During the Instagram conversation, Ziegler seemingly told this fan that the Abby Lee Miller engagement photo was fake. Ziegler claimed that she asked the dance teacher herself, but Miller denied being engaged.

So far, Abby Lee Miller has not commented on these engagement rumors. But the Dance Moms star may have other things on her mind besides her relationship with Michael Padula. In January, TMZ reported that Dance Mom Kelly Hyland got arrested following a catfight with Miller in New York City. The argument apparently began when Miller brought a potential new student to the dance studio. Hyland then reportedly accused Miller of ignoring her children.

Kelly Hyland, left, was arrested last year for allegedly assaulting Abby Lee Miller, right (Photo: Facebook).
Kelly Hyland, left, was arrested last year for allegedly assaulting Abby Lee Miller, right (Photo: Facebook).

Hyland appeared in court earlier this week for harassment and assault charges. A judge forbade the mother from having any contact with Miller while the case was still pending. Hyland is not even allowed to tweet at her kids' dance instructor.

After the court appearance, Miller told TMZ that she pressed charges for the sake of Hyland's children. 15-year-old Brooke and 13-year-old Paige dance for Miller's company on Dance Moms.

"I have to stand by what I believe in," Miller said. "I said [to a friend], 'Do you think I'm doing the right thing?' And they said, 'Hey Abby, if you don't press charges against her, the next thing it's going to be those two kids killed in the car with her. That's what it's going to be.'"

We still do not know for sure if Abby Lee Miller is engaged. But we hope the rumors are true. After all, if the terrifying instructor on Dance Moms can find love, then there may be a chance for all of us.

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