Embattled ex-Dance Moms star Abbey Lee Miller has given fans an insight into her life in prison for the very first time. Fittingly, all appears to be well behind bars for the infamously mouthy lady boss.
Miller shared a photo of her smiling, looking happy and healthy alongside a gushing message of thanks to fans on her Instagram account. She currently has over three million followers, with the post racking up tens of thousands of likes almost immediately.
In it, Miller admits to trusting "the wrong people" and neglecting to pay attention to certain elements of her business life. She said she's "more than sorry" for the mistakes she's made over the years, and that her world turning upside down led her to prison life "with grace."
The Dance Moms alum also took the opportunity to dismiss stories in the press about her. Many of these, she claims, are completely false, particularly those describing her as a pampered princess.
She reveals to have made friends with both fellow inmates and staff alike while using the time behind bars to change for the better.
"I am a better person for this experience," Miller gushed.
Miller is currently serving a one-year sentence for bankruptcy fraud at the FCI Victorville prison in California. She pled guilty in June 2016. Miller was charged in October of the previous year after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It was discovered that she'd stashed almost $800,000 in secret accounts from 2012-2013.
Although she's only about halfway through her stint, Miller is reportedly getting an early release next month. Certain publications claim she could be out as early as Feb. 20.
Elsewhere, it's been suggested Miller may be released on June 21. Responding to the discussion, the Dance Moms alum noted on Instagram that she's feeling hopeful but that nothing solid has been confirmed as of yet.
While behind bars, Miller has stayed busy, passing classes in both real estate and personal finance. She has also reportedly dropped 100 pounds over the course of her stay. According to a source, she's eating less, rather than exercising a lot, while in prison. Miller had gastric bypass surgery in April 2017 prior to going inside, which could also account for her rapid weight loss.
Last year, Miller told PEOPLE that she was terrified of being raped or beaten up while in prison. She said at that time that she was planning to stay busy while behind bars to stop herself from going crazy.