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Amanda Kloots is opening up about what it's like to be a single parent.
The 38-year-old recently gave an emotional interview to TODAY Parents, offering fans a window into what her life has been like since losing her husband, Canadian Broadway actor Nick Cordero, to COVID-19 complications in July 2020.
The TV personality, dancer and fitness instructor began by explaining that being a single parent has been the most difficult thing to adjust to.
“Sometimes the easiest things are the hardest — like getting out of the car and into the house when I’m carrying Elvis and my hands are full of packages and I don’t have anyone to help me,” she said.
Kloots added that not being able to celebrate her one-year-old son, Elvis's childhood milestones with her late husband has been something she has struggled with.
"Elvis will something so adorable and I just wish Nick could be there to see him do it,” she said. “He’s saying a ton of words and running around and just like his dad he’s curious about how things work.”
Kloots admitted that getting her son to sleep has been no easy task, but that comforting him has inadvertently been comforting for her as well.
"We’ve gotten into this very bad habit where I bring him into bed with me after he does his first cry at around midnight,” she explained. “But honestly… I think we both need each other's comfort. I enjoy his snuggles. We’re navigating this new life together.”
While Kloots has always been a fitness buff, she shared that exercise has taken on a new meaning for her nowadays, revealing that her morning workouts have been therapeutic for her.
"It’s so important to be for my physical and mental health, so I make sure to get it in,” she said.
Just last month, Kloots shared an Instagram story where she described feeling lonely, confused, and considering therapy amid the shock of Cordero's passing.
"I thought Christmas would be hard, this was worse," she wrote. "I think it's because when a new year comes you want a clean slate or to forget about last year, especially 2020. But I can't forget about last year and will not be able to wipe that slate clean. I also think I'm slightly scared of what can happen in a year, how much things can change. Lastly, I think everything I went through is catching up to me and I am finally ready to go to therapy to address the trauma."