"I know I'm still 14 ... I'm still a child — but Jack is really great, and I have a good time with him," Maddie Ziegler told Entertainment Tonight

By Liam Berry
June 30, 2017 02:25 PM

After all those adorable Instagram posts, Maddie Ziegler is opening up about her new beau.

The 14-year-old former Dance Moms star, who has been dating Australian teen Jack Kelly for seven months, recently opened up about the relationship and the high hopes she has for the new coach of the Lifetime program that launched her to stardom.

“It’s great … It’s really good,” she told Entertainment Tonight of the romance.

And as happy as she is about her relationship, Ziegler reassured her fans that she’s taking things slow.

“I would never move things too quick,” she said. “Plus, I know I’m still 14 … I’m still a child. But Jack is really great, and I have a good time with him.”

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Ziegler also took some time to share her perspective on the upcoming season of Dance Moms under the helm of Dancing with the StarsCheryl Burke as Abby Lee Miller heads into her yearlong prison sentence.

“It’s really cool,” said Ziegler of Burke’s addition to the cast. “I’m a huge fan of Cheryl’s from Dancing with the Stars.”

“It’ll be cool to see what she does,” she added. “Cheryl is a great person, so I think she’ll do really well with the kids. All the girls said they loved her.”

She did acknowledge that the show would be different than it was under Miller. However, to Ziegler, that could be a good thing, saying Burke would bring more “light and happiness” to the show and its cast.

Ziegler will begin filming on a new movie next month and, of course, will join Sia when she stops in the southern hemisphere for her Australian tour dates.

New episodes of Dance Moms premiere August 1 on Lifetime.