When Melissa Gisoni and her kids left Dancing Moms Season 6 left many fans devastated. Maddie Ziegler and Kenzie Ziegler have been an integral part of the show since its inception. The sisters were fan favorites and studio favorites at the ALDC. However, their exit didn’t come as a huge shock to anyone who’d followed the girls’ careers.
While Kenzie and Maddie might have started Dancing Momsthey made a name for themselves in other aspects of the entertainment industry. During the show, Kenzie began laying the foundation for her current career as a singer-songwriter. The “Donuts” singer also booked her first professional acting job during the show, guest-starring on the Nickelodeon show. Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.
Before getting off dancing mothers, Maddie had found mainstream success. Thanks to her collaborations with Sia, the dancer had appeared on a number of popular talk shows, The Grammys and more. She had even won a People’s Choice Award for her dancing skills. Because Maddie and Kenzie had accomplished so much independently dancing mothers, It made sense that the sisters made the decision to move on. This was especially true when the show started preventing them from doing other things they were passionate about.
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“Dancing Moms was really a great platform for my kids, but they were pretty done with it,” Gisoni told Cosmopolitan. “It’s always the same, week after week. My kids told me they didn’t want it anymore. If my kids aren’t happy anymore, I don’t care about anything else. It also held the children back. Maddie couldn’t do any jobs because of her contract Dancing Moms. It was time to move on.”
Interestingly, both Maddie and Kenzie expressed interest in leaving the show well before Season 6. However, her contracts prevented her from leaving Dancing Moms for years. Fortunately, Gisoni was able to find a way out for her children. After leaving the show behind, the sisters became closer and have never regretted their decision to leave.
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“My kids are very happy,” Gisoni shared of Kenzie and Maddie. “They miss the girls, but they don’t miss the drama.” Obviously, Gisoni did what was best for her daughters. To date, both have made a name for themselves in the music industry. Maddie continues to build her resume with films. Meanwhile, Kenzie continues to gain popularity with her music and social media presence. And while the sisters have gained plenty of new fans along the way, we’re sure they are fans Dancing Moms will continue to support them in the years to come.