As The Dirty reported yesterday, Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to one year and one day behind bars. While she claimed on Good Morning America that she’s going to try to act like she’s filming a movie, going to prison isn’t an easy experience for anyone.
We exclusively spoke to James Leonard, the attorney for Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe. As fans of RHONJ know, Teresa served a prison sentence- and is doing a great job rebuilding her life after- and Joe is currently serving one. Through it all, Leonard was there both as a lawyer and as a friend for the couple.
We were curious if there was any advice he’d offer up to Miller, as he’s been through this before with his clients.
Leonard told us that his advice would be, “Keep your head up, stay strong for your children, and reemerge a better version of yourself.”
While Miller doesn’t have any children of her own, she said this morning on Good Morning America that the kids she worked with were “her kids” and she “raised them” like they were hers.
We appreciate Leonard sharing his insight and advice with us.