Watching Abby Lee Miller on Dance Moms Gave Jenna Dewan-Tatum "PTSD"

Watching Abby Lee Miller on Dance Moms Gave Jenna Dewan-Tatum "PTSD"

The actress and pro dancer shared her take on the series during #WWHL.

By Jocelyn Vena
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Jenna Dewan Tatum’s Thoughts on ‘Dance Moms’ and Abby Lee Miller

If anyone felt uncomfortable watching Abby Lee Miller and the young dancers she was mentoring on Dance Moms, it was Jenna Dewan-Tatum. You see, the actress and dance pro lived that life as a young dancer. And so the series is pretty unwatchable for the World of Dance star.

"Dance Moms, Abby Lee Miller gave me much anxiety watching that show because I grew up with them," she shared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Sunday. "I did not have one. Thankfully I had a really great mom. But, yeah, I grew up around those moms and that mentality. They push their children too hard. They sort of live through their children — it's intense."

However there is one Dewan lady who tunes into the series. Jenna added, "My mom loves the show. She watches it all the time. It was hard for me. I was like PTSD, like I couldn't do it."

Well, there will be some changes to the Dance Moms universe. Earlier this month, Abby was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for bankruptcy fraud charges as well as bringing an unreported $120,000 foreign currency into the United States. In addition, she was ordered to pay a $40,000 fine and a $120,000 money judgment, according to E! News. "A year and a day, it sounds like a movie title," she previously told Good Morning America, adding, "Would I like to learn a little about accounting? Yes. Would I like to learn Spanish? Yes. There are tons of haters out there but I have to live with what I did and I'm taking responsibility."

Shortly after she was sentenced, it was reported that Dancing With The Stars pro Cheryl Burke will be a guest choreographer during Season 7 following Abby's exit from the series. No word on if the series will get to see a Season 8.

Check out photos Jenna, below.

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