Amanda Kloots shared on Friday that she is ready to take another step towards normalcy when she starts dating again.
The 39-year-old fitness instructor-turned-TV presenter revealed she had recently started dating, although the prospect of showing herself there was “pretty terrifying.”
Her announcement comes weeks after she and her two-year-old son Elvis have suffered a year since her husband Nick Cordero died after a long battle with Covid-19.
Moving on: Amanda Kloots, 39, revealed on The Talk Friday that she was dating for the first time after her husband Nick Cordero’s death from Covid-19 on July 5, 2020
Amanda revealed that she was a total neophyte when it came to dating as she met both of her husbands while working on musical theater productions.
“I met both my husbands on Broadway shows. We became friends first, then we got married,” she explained.
“Obviously we had a child with Nick,” she continued, adding, “I’ve never actually been on a date.”
She found the experience of meeting new people intimidating now that she is in her late thirties.
It’s all new: Amanda revealed that she never really dated, having met her first two husbands while working on Broadway. “We became friends first, then we got married,” she explained
Intimidating: “I just started dating again and it’s so crazy to be dating for the first time at 39,” she admitted. “And it’s pretty terrifying and really not in your element, and it’s just hard. It is difficult’
“I just started dating again and it’s so crazy to be dating for the first time at 39,” Amanda admitted. “And it’s pretty terrifying and really not in your element, and it’s just hard. It is difficult.’
But even if she feared making herself available again, she seemed optimistic about her experience when her co-host Elaine asked Welteroth how things were going so far.
“It’s all great,” she said. “They’re great people I’ve met, and it’s been a great process so far. But I’m just saying it’s very difficult without going into too much detail.’
Earlier this month, the new TV host commemorated her late husband Nick Cordero on the one-year anniversary of his death.
“Today hurts, there is no other way. A year ago you left us and became our angel in heaven,’ she wrote to her 669K Instagram followers as she posted a montage of loving scenes between the former couple.
Mixed feelings: “They’re great people I meet, and it’s been a great process so far,” she continued. “But I’m just saying it’s very difficult without going into too much detail”
Looking back: On July 5, she was a year without her husband Nick Cordero in a heartbreaking Instagram post. ‘What happened was unthinkable, losing you was my greatest fear’
She wrote that the Broadway star was “surrounded by so much love” in his final days.
“What happened was unimaginable, losing you was my greatest fear,” she continued. “I used to say to you, ‘Don’t you dare go anywhere. If I lost you, I don’t know what I would do.”
Although their marriage was short-lived, she said their romance would have a lasting impact on her life.
We only had a few short years together, but they were filled with so much love, laughter, adventure, dreams, change and growth. It was my “Nick Era” and I will have it forever.’
Nick died on July 5 last year, after spending 95 days in hospital battling the effects of Covid-19 first and then the final damage to his body even after it had overcome the virus.
During the ordeal, his right leg had to be amputated, and he suffered mini-strokes and developed scarring in his lungs before he succumbed.
Long battle: Nick spent 95 days in the hospital battling Covid-19, but even after he conquered the virus, his body was too ravaged by its effects to continue. He and Amanda shared a two-year-old son Elvis
Later this month, Amanda showed how much their son Elvis had grown as she celebrated his first day of kindergarten.
The little boy showed off an adorable smile as he wore a cute T-shirt and matching shorts covered in smiley faces as he put on his backpack for school.
“I was doing well, but all of a sudden I got super emotional. You don’t realize another part of the grief you have to face until now,” his mother wrote with a photo of the backpack she had packed for him.
“Nick should be here. We should do this together. Chin up. Brave face,” she added.
First day! Amanda got emotional later in the month as Elvis headed off to his first day of kindergarten