It's been one year since Amanda Kloots, 39, lost her husband, Nick Cordero to complications related to COVID and she is ready to wade back into the dating pool.
During Friday's episode of The Talk, the co-host shared that while she is dating again, it hasn't been easy.
"Both of my husbands, I met doing Broadway shows. We became friends first, then we got married. Obviously with Nick we had a child," Kloots shared. "I've never actually had to date." Kloots was previously married to actor David Larson before walking down the aisle with Cordero in 2017.
Kloots continued, "I just started dating again and it is so crazy to be dating for the first time at 39 years old. And it's quite terrifying and really out of your element, and it's just hard. It is hard."
Kloots didn't get into details about her new dating life but did go on to say, "It's all wonderful. It's wonderful people I'm meeting, and it's been a great process so far. But I'll just say it's very hard without getting into too many details."
Tragically, Cordero lost his battle against COVID last July at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The actor fought bravely for months before eventually losing his leg and being put on a ventilator. He was only 41 when he passed away.
On the sad anniversary of her husband's death, Kloots posted an emotional Instagram message to the Broadway star along with loving images of their life together that included their now 2-year-old son Elvis.
"Today hurts, there is no other way around it. One year ago you left us and became our angel in heaven. You were surrounded by so much love and Led Zeppelin playing on Spotify-no doubt that was your doing, not mine. What happened was unthinkable, losing you was my biggest fear."
"I used to tell you all the time, 'Don't you dare go anywhere. If I lost you, I don't know what I'd do.'" Kloots continued her message to her husband, "Thank you for being our guardian angel, for sending me signs, for being my DJ in heaven. I know you're just 2 [inches] away."
"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'll have it forever."
Kloots ended her heartfelt message referring to the lyrics in a video she posted by Lukas Nelson, "This first song in this video is by the incredible Lukas Nelson. It [sic] called "A Few Stars Apart". The lyrics are so beautiful but these in the second verse get me every time."
The co-host quoted the meaningful song lyrics, "'And it's hard not to hold you, But I'm still on the ground, I miss the light you gave me, I miss your lovin' sound, Never a night will go by, Forgettin' the stars in the sky'".