Maddie Ziegler is a few weeks away from her 20th birthday, but she has already lived a rather atypical life. At age 8, her life changed when she was cast in the hit reality show, dance moms. His passion for dancing, his perfectionist tendencies and his musicality got him noticed by others in the entertainment industry. From these relationships, Ziegler began to enjoy a successful career in Hollywood.
Maddie Ziegler had adult responsibilities at a young age
Due to Ziegler’s tenure on dance moms, she grew up pretty fast. Despite being a child, she had many adult responsibilities. Filming and rehearsals for the reality TV show was practically a full-time job. But the show wasn’t the only adult obligation that The consequences the actor loaded up. At six, the dancer stepped in as the second primary caregiver for her younger sister, Kenzie Ziegler, after their parents divorced.
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In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Maddie opened up about how, growing up, she never really felt her age. “But I kind of felt like an adult all my life, which is weird,” she explained. “Even Tonya, my best friend, she’s in her thirties, and I identify with her more than I do with 19-year-olds because I had to grow up so fast. I’ve also always been an old soul. I am a grandmother at heart, I went to bed at 9:30 last night.
‘The Fallout’ actress feels like a kid in her relationship with boyfriend Eddie Benjamin
But despite her chronically early bedtimes, there is one area of her life where Maddie feels more like her age. In her relationship with singer Eddie Benjamin, the dancer is content to be young and in love. Despite the fact that they’ve been dating for nearly three years, Maddie doesn’t feel the need to rush into anything.
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“But we’re kids,” Maddie explained. “Me and Eddie are still kids. We find it out and we just let it happen. While Maddie is happy to take her relationship day by day, Kenzie said she was surprised that her sister had a longtime boyfriend. According to the “Donuts” singer, Maddie was always so focused on work that she wasn’t sure she’d find time for a beau. Interestingly enough, Maddie echoed her little sister’s sentiments.
Maddie was hyper-focused on her career from an early age
“When I was younger, I never thought about wanting a boyfriend,” Maddie explained. “I was like, ‘I’m a working girl; I don’t have time for that. I’ve never been boy crazy either. Sure, I loved Zac Efron when I was 8 and Justin Bieber when I was 8, but I never thought about real boys.
It seems that at 19, Maddie has found more of a balance between her personal life and her professional life. We’re sure her fans are happy that she’s found a supportive partnership where she can finally feel her age.
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