American TV personality and dancer Amanda Kloots recently opened up about her love life and struggled since being a widow. She did this in response to fans' criticism in a video she shared on social media.
More than a year after Amanda Kloots' husband Nick Cordero passed away due to COVID-19 complications, she is ready to move on. Sadly, her decision has attracted some criticism from some netizens.
"The Talk" co-host recently addressed the critics and shared extensive details of how being a widow has been for her. The video that she posted on her Instagram lasted for over 40 minutes, and she was joined by her friend, Brandon Janous.
Amanda Kloots was announced as a new host for season 11 of "The Talk," on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images
KLOOTS' TELL-ALL STORY
The mother-of-one started the reveal by acknowledging that her decision to move on with her life was entirely hers and no other person's problem. However, she said it was an opportunity for her to help and educate people.
Trying to make viewers understand the struggles of widows and widowers, Kloots explained how complicated grieving can be and how she would always miss her husband, even after finding love.
Her friend, Januous, who is also a widower and a father, was invited to answer the questions thrown to Kloots by fans so people could understand what those in her circumstance feel about starting their lives again.
Kloot opened up about her grief and shared some details of the struggles she had in her marriage during an interview.
To explain what life and love after losing a spouse felt like, Janous mentioned that while his wife was alive, she used to plead with him never to live a lonely life if anything happened to her.
Kloots and her friend talked about how awkward a first date could get. They also spoke about how meeting a new person might affect the children, the positive aspect of a new parent, and what it feels like.
Kloots words showed that although she is now dating again, it wasn't a step that was easy to take. Although this might be a hard step for Kloots, she seems quite willing to try putting herself out there.
When co-host Elaine Welteroth asked during an interview how she had been coping so far, the television personality noted that it had been a fantastic experience meeting new people.
KLOOTS BASHED FOR DATING AGAIN
After receiving some criticism about her decision to start dating, Kloot did not let it slide. She took the screenshot of a fan's comments and reposted it with a strong reply.
Kloots noted that widows went through a lot and the healing processes aren't easy. She also wrote that she was ready to call out anyone that made nasty comments about her love life.
COPING WITH THE GRIEF
Following the painful departure of Cordero in July 2020, Kloot opened up about her grief and shared some details of the struggles she had in her marriage during an interview.
She noted that she regrets not supporting Cordero with some of his career decisions. The fitness instructor stated that she wasn't a good wife. Kloots explained how her husband had wanted to switch careers and try music, but she wasn't supportive.
She felt it was a waste of time and money and further reminisced on their disagreement over moving down to Los Angeles. "The Talk" co-host noted that her husband wanted to move to California for better opportunities.
However, she wanted to reside close to her family, and her career as a fitness instructor was excelling. In her grieving state, Kloots noted that she learned to appreciate Cordero's when it was already late but, she is determined to keep his voice alive.
INSIDE CORDERO'S DEATH
Cordero passed away due to complications from the novel coronavirus at 41 after battling the virus for three months. One year after his death, Kloots shared a heartfelt epistle about the actor on social media.
She remembered the day he went for treatments. Her post showed that they didn't know what was wrong, but he was sick. With the government restrictions, they couldn't make much contact, and that day was the last time she saw him.
KLOOTS AND CORDERO'S LOVE JOURNEY
Kloot revealed how she met Cordero in one of her Instagram posts on June 13, 2020. They met while working on the 2014 musical "Bullets Over Broadway." The actor got a Tony Award nomination for his performance on the musical.
The mother-of-one wrote that they were friends first, and then they fell in love. The pair tied the knot in 2017 in New York City and welcomed their first son, Elvis, in 2019. They moved to Los Angeles in September 2019.
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