We know Dance Moms for Abby Lee Miller’s difficult tutelage and the drama that goes on in the Abby Lee Dance Company — but there’s no doubt the controversial star brings in highly-talented youths. The young girls featured on the show are selected because Abby Lee sees just how gifted they really are, and it’s no wonder that many go on to do great things beyond the show. Maddie Ziegler, a fan favorite, began her career on Dance Moms but has since moved on to work with musician Sia. She’s gained quite a following along the way, too, and now her fans are wondering what her personal life is like along with her career.
It appears Maddie is dating a famous musician’s son, and fans are super excited to see how their young love progresses. Here’s what we know.
Maddie Ziegler is dating Stevie Wonder’s son, Kailand Morris
She may be known best for her dance moves, but now that Maddie Ziegler has become a public figure separate from Dance Moms, fans want to know all about her personal life. And while there was speculation for awhile that the young dancer was dating Stevie Wonder’s son, Kailand Morris, a source confirmed to People back in 2018 that this was true. Since the news broke, 16-year-old Maddie and 17-year-old Kailand have been spotted together on several occasions and have taken part in multiple photo shoots together. And Kailand is often featured in Maddie’s Instagram photos, including this photo of her 16th birthday when she received a new car.
Maddie and Kailand have remained tight-lipped about their relationship, however. While it certainly appears they’re together on social media, Yahoo notes when Maddie went on The Talk, she gave an inconclusive answer when the subject of Kailand arose. “We’re all friends,” she said. “So, all of us together – his younger brother Mandla – all of us hang out literally everyday together it’s so fun. People assume everything, but we’ve had a great time, we’re all so close, and I love them so much.”
Here’s how the two met
Maddie may have taken a step back from Dance Moms, but she still enjoys being in front of the camera (as we’ve seen in Sia’s music videos, too). And People notes according to The Blast, Maddie met Kailand via Dancing with the Stars: Juniors. Maddie’s famous younger sister, Mackenzie, and Kailand’s younger brother, Mandla, were competing on the series, and since then, they’ve all become great friends.
It’s likely Maddie and Kailand have also connected due to their fame, too. Teen Vogue notes Kailand, who is the son of Stevie Wonder and his second wife, Kai Miller Morris, is a model and has walked runways at New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, and countless other notable shows. He’s already making a name for himself before adulthood, as Maddie has as well. And Maddie has also done some modeling of her own, giving her even more common ground with her rumored boyfriend.
Maddie is still totally career-focused and is taking her relationship slow
Whether these two are dating or not, there’s no doubt Maddie is still focused on her future and her career with Sia. Yahoo notes that The Blast reported the two are just hanging out and having fun without getting too serious at the moment (they are just teens, after all). And Maddie has a ton going for her in 2019, as she’s still dancing, modeling, acting, writing, and working closely with Sia on their next hit music video. More recently, she also appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about her close relationship with Sia, who she calls her godmother. There’s no doubt the singer and dancer will continue their relationship and help each other attain even more fame in the future.
Could Kailand make an appearance in a Sia music video? Perhaps if he and Maddie remained together for long enough, we could see a video starring both of them.
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