The Talk's Amanda Kloots hints she may 'look for love' on The Bachelorette after 'amazing' date with alum Michael Allio12/31/2021
THE TALK's Amanda Kloots hinted she may "look for love" on The Bachelorette after her "amazing" date with the show's alum Michael Allio.
Amanda and Michael were spotted together on an adorable date earlier this week after they both tragically lost their spouses.
Amanda, 39, opened up about meeting Michael, 36, for the first time in person after a year long friendship on social media.
The two reality television celebrities bonded, as Amanda lost her husband Nick Cordero to coronavirus in 2020 and Michael lost his wife to cancer in 2017.
As fans saw the two stars finally meet in person, they hoped the two could rediscover love with each other.
Amanda opened up to Us Weekly about her date and said: "People in our lives kept telling up both that we should meet based on how much we have in common.
"So we eventually started connecting over social media. When you are a widow and single parent, it is so wonderful to meet people that are in your same boat. It makes you feel less alone.”
She continued to share that it was "so nice" to connect with Michael in person and she felt as if they had "been friends for years" when they grabbed a burger and drinks together in Ohio.
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Amanda added: “We could have chatted for days. There is an immediate honesty and ease when you’ve been through trauma like we have.”
Also a Dancing with the Stars alum, Amanda said she will "absolutely" remain connected with Michael.
She said: “We are both from Ohio, have little boys and [have] been through a very hard time in life. We have each other’s back.”
Amanda confessed that now over a year has passed since Nick's passing, she is ready to date again: "I would love to have some love back in my life."
She teased she may "look for love" on The Bachelor franchise and said: "I've learned to never say never in my life."
MAKING THEM TALK
Amanda and Michael connected for a dinner date in Ohio earlier this week.
Amanda posted a snap of the pair's burgers as she cuddled up to him.
Michael smiled with Amanda's arm around his shoulders and he held her hand.
Amanda captioned her post: "Finally met this guy in person!"
After appearing on Season 17 of The Bachelorette, quit the show in week seven to care for his four-year-old son, James.
Fans were ecstatic to see Amanda and Michael dining together, as they assumed the couple may be bonding over their similar tragic losses.
One fan wrote in Amanda's comments: "The entire him he was on The Bachelorette I kept thinking he needs to talk to Amanda! Being friends with someone 'who gets it' is the best."
Another said: "My heart is bursting with joy! I love this so much!"
A third posted: "The way I gasped."
Yet a fourth commented: "Rooting for you guys."
Amanda is an American TV personality, dancer, and fitness instructor.
She is most recognized for her role as a co-host of the daytime talk show The Talk, and most recently, her run on DWTS.
Amanda is a single mother to her son Elvis Eduardo.
Amanda recently revealed the sweet way she will keep Nick close to her and their son Elvis.
Amanda decided to use some of Nick's ashes to put them into a beautiful ring she will wear and then eventually pass the ring down to Elvis, one.
She showed off the stunning gold ring on Instagram and explained the beautiful story behind it.
Amanda wrote: "Something very special arrived yesterday. @stephaniegottlieb made me this ring using some of Nick's ashes.
"She put a sapphire in the center, his birthstone. This ring, engraved with NC, will go to Elvis one day."
Amanda added that she's "constantly amazed by the ways you can incorporate ashes to keep your person close to you".
"I love that Nick is with me in many places; the ocean, a beautiful vase, an urn and now on my hand," she wrote.
The TV personality revealed she chose jeweler Stephanie Gottlieb for a very sentimental reason.
She wrote on Instagram: "Nick went to Stephanie for all my jewelry, he knew I loved her designs! My wedding and engagement ring are from her so this ring is very special to me."
The jeweler herself said she felt privileged to be part of such a special family moment.
She posted: "Amanda I’m so happy I could create something that you and Elvis will treasure forever! Wear It in good health and spirits always."
Her fans also agreed, calling it "such a special keepsake."
DANCING WITH THE STARS
Amanda was saved by the judges after an emotional dance dedicated to her late husband on the latest season of Dancing With The Stars.
She had said that she had wanted to at some point in the competition dance to Nick's song Live Your Life.
She told season 28 winner and now dance partner Alan Bersten how important the song is to her and how it was played during the final few minutes Nick had left.
She went on to explain how painful it was turning the machine off because all she could do is hold his hand as he was in a coma, she said: "To me the power of holding someone's hand is so, there is just nothing like it because you know you have someone that has you,"
"I just wanted him to know that I had him." she said
"To be able to put a beautiful dance to one of my husband's songs I don't know if there could be anything more special or meaningful to me. Let's do this for everybody who has lost someone and for Nick".
All judges were moved by Amanda's and Alan's emotional performance.
I'm sure you touched the heart of the nation,' said Bruno. 'This is beyond critique. I lived something with you tonight. He's proud of you and he's smiling on you.'
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba, told Amanda that she transcended beauty and perfection and that there were no words.
Show host Tyra Banks, asked Amanda is she had anything to say to those that are grieving the pain of losing someone.
"When you are grieving you feel so alone. But I had such an amazing support system. There is something out there for you and you can connect with people".
The judges gave her a perfect score of 40 out of 40, however, they entered the bottom two of the competition alongside Olympic gymnastic gold medalist Suni Lee, 18, and her pro partner Sasha Farber, 37.
Ultimately, the judges voted for Amanda to stay another week in the competition.
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