Amanda Kloots hopes her latest Dancing With the Stars gig will make her late husband, Nick Cordero proud. As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Kloots lost her husband to COVID-19 in July 2020.
Cordero was a huge name when it came to the stage, particularly the broadway stage. Earlier this week, the last show he performed with, Waitress, honored him during their opening up following the pandemic hiatus.
Now, Amanda Kloots is opening up about her decision to join the cast of the 30th season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.
“I think the best way to honor somebody’s life is to keep living your life, and I know Nick would want me to do that,” Kloots began telling Good Morning America.
“And I feel like being back dancing — I haven’t danced like this in seven years — so it’s kind of like finding that part of myself again. So much has changed and I’m excited. I’m excited to find that part of myself again and I know that in doing this, I’ll feel him with me every single day. I already have started [to feel him with me again] in rehearsals. I’m having the best time ever.”
Amanda Kloots and Nick Cordero first became husband and wife in 2017. They share a son together, Elvis. Elvis was just a year old when Cordero passed away at the age of 41.
And as much as Kloots is hoping she makes her late husband around, she is also doing this for herself. She admitted that when Dancing With the Stars called her, it was an immediate “yes.”
“I’ve been through a really tough part of my life. I’m a mom. Through those two things, you kind of lose yourself a little bit. You lose how you used to be. Dancing and performing was such a huge part of my life. I left it and started my fitness company and so much has changed since then that when DWTS called, I was like, ‘Yes.’”
And Kloots isn’t the only DWTS contestant that has extensive dance experience, so does her opponent, former Dance Moms star, JoJo Siwa. “That girl I knew seven years ago I don’t really know anymore but I’m determined to find her again,” Amanda Kloots wrote on Instagram.
“I got asked today why I wanted to do this? I’m doing it for me! I want to dance again! I want learn, rehearse, perform and grow. This will be all new for me. I’ve never done ballroom and really never been partnered. But in the spirit of living my life I am beyond excited to get on the dance floor, do something new and try!!”
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Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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