It's been just over a year since Maddie Ziegler officially left Dance Moms.
Her departure was a shock, but we also saw it coming since her career has absolutely sky-rocketed (dancing in SIA's music videos, writing her own book, becoming a fashion designer and starring in movies!)
Now that she has been out of it for a while, she is looking back, and telling Seventeen the real reason why she left.
Not only was it a "really stressful time," Maddie began, "I just didn't want to deal with all of the drama anymore. I'm happy I've moved on. I get to step out and do my own thing and be myself."
She earlier expressed to People, that the show had her "stressed at 11 years old."
TBH just watching the show could be stressful, so we can only imagine what it would be like actually participating in it.
Now, she is off doing her own thang and absolutely #Killingit!
Oh, and by the way... Maddie's brand new movie with Jacob Tremblay premieres June 16!