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September 28, 2015

Crowds swiftly parted the moment actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and her husband, Michael Douglas, arrived last night at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, where Carys Zeta, the couple’s 12-year-old daughter, was set to take the stage along with other eager talents for the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation’s annual gala.

Dressed in an evening appropriate Monique Lhuillier dress with matching Christian Louboutin pumps—a look she told InStyle Carys chose—Zeta-Jones not only gleamed, but also expressed her joy for the foundation’s work.

“It’s nurturing for young dancers, inspiring for them and my daughter partakes in the workshops and also the competitions, so it’s a really wonderful event,” she told us. The recently turned 46-year-old, who celebrated her birthday “at home with our family,” also added that, like any parent, she holds her breath before her daughter takes the stage. “She’s really excited. She loves to perform and dance is her inspiration, her passion. I get nervous for her—every mother does,” she said.

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But while the beauty was, of course, there to watch the performances, she also attended in order to reveal a personal story. After taking the stage to welcome guests and help salute the evening’s honoree, former Fame star Debbie Allen, Zeta-Jones shared choice words. “I have a confession to make. I think I’m around folk who are able to hear this as I tell the truth for the first time in public,” she announced. “I am a dance mom. And I’m proud of it and I’m proud of sharing it with you and I love being a dance mom! I love it.”

As Zeta-Jones comically moved on to thank the foundation’s organizers for their efforts, she closed her speech by reminding all guests of her new role. “So anyway, that’s it. I’ve confessed. I am a dance mom and I love it!” Does this mean we can expect the A-list family to appear on Lifetime’s hit show Dance Moms? Our fingers are crossed.

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