Who is Dance Moms’ Kelly Hyland and what was she diagnosed with?

Who is Dance Moms’ Kelly Hyland and what was she diagnosed with?

Kelly Hyland and her daughters have continued to maintain a strong TV and online following since the conclusion of Dance Moms.

The reality star and her kids were regular cast members on the Lifetime series for seasons 1 to 4. Kelly, born on May 16, 1971, is a reality TV star, podcaster, and former dancer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was previously married to Randy Hyland, with whom she shares three children; Brooke, Josh, and Paige.

The trio, Kelly, Brooke, and Paige, gained fame for their appearances on Dance Moms, but left the show after a physical altercation with Abby Lee Miller. Since then, Kelly has moved to Florida and launched three podcasts.

She co-hosted a podcast called “Because We Said So” with her Dance Moms co-stars Holly Hatcher-Frazier, Melissa Gisoni, and Jill Vertes. The quartet ended the podcast on March 28, 2024, to launch “Dear Dance Mom.” Additionally, Kelly co-hosts another podcast titled “Back to the Barre” with Christi Lukasiak.

On May 29, 2024, Kelly revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Specifically, she is battling grade 3 invasive carcinoma. The reality star shared that the first red flag was significant weight loss, which led her to seek medical attention.

Kelly mentioned that she had a clean mammogram just eight months prior, but the new results showed a malignant mass. She expressed shock and fear over the quick progression of the disease, but felt lucky to have support from her friends and a flexible job that allowed her to maintain some normalcy.

In response to Kelly’s diagnosis, her daughters, Paige and Brooke, shared their emotions. Paige mentioned feeling shocked, angry, sad, and confused upon hearing the news, while Brooke recalled watching her Nana battle cancer and understood the challenging road ahead.

Both daughters expressed unwavering support for their mother and confidence in her strength to overcome the illness.