Abby Lee Miller backtracks on attraction to high school athletes after backlash

Abby Lee Miller is “setting the record straight” after admitting she’s attracted to high school football players on Sofia Franklyn’s last week “Sofia with an F” podcast.

“I like these hot, athletic, muscular guys — the jocks,” the former “Dance Moms” star, 57, said in a video posted on Instagram on Monday after her comments sparked backlash. “I always have and I always will.”

“You have to be able to go to a club, gamble in Vegas, and rent an ADA-compliant, handicap-accessible van,” continued Miller, who has done so used a wheelchair since June 2018.

“And they should also have their own business account, success and passion.”

The convicted felon first made her shocking comments at the end of Franklyn’s September 7 podcast episode when she discussed Tom Cruise.

Abby Lee Miller is “setting the record straight” when it comes to liking high school football players
Abby Lee Miller made the controversial comments last week on the “Sofia with an F” podcast.

Abby Lee Miller is “setting the record straight” when it comes to liking high school football players
Miller called out Tom Brady in her new Instagram video.

Referring to the “Mission: Impossible” actor’s well-known habit Send cake to friends as an annual gift, Miller asked Franklyn, 31, “Have you seen ‘All the Right Moves’?”

Franklyn claimed she hadn’t seen the popular 1983 sports film, which starred Cruise as a teenage athlete, to which Miller replied: “Oh, that’s my downfall. I like the high school football players. I still like her.”

Franklyn quickly interjected that she was attracted to adult “coaches,” but Miller doubled down on her statement, saying, “None of them needed being in high school, but one of them Is.”

The Post has reached out to Miller and Franklyn for comment.

Miller further argued Monday: “Now if you’ve seen the movie ‘All the Right Moves,’ where Tom Cruise plays a high school football star, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.” And if you haven’t, watch it “Look at yourself and you’ll know.”

Miller poses on the opening night of "Bob Fosse "Dance" on Broadway at the Music Box Theater on March 19.
Miller poses at the Broadway premiere of “Dancin'” by “Bob Fosse” at the Music Box Theater on March 19.
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She ended the Instagram video by snapping her photo with one Maybe a single former NFL player who is definitely of age.

“This November is my high school reunion. “Cheers, Penn Hills,” Miller cheered.

“And I hope the heartthrob is there, but if he’s not there, I heard Tom Brady is available.”

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

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