While Kelly Rizzo continues to grieve her husband, Bob Saget, she understands it’s a “changed relationship” but still feels close to the late comedian.
Rizzo was joined by Amanda Kloots who also lost her husband Nick Cordero suddenly when the actor died of COVID complications in 2020 at age 41 — for a panel conversation where the women discussed grief and how they still feel a connection to their late husbands.
Kelly Rizzo Talks About Her Relationship With Bob Saget Has ‘Changed’ After His Tragic Death
“It’s like, he’s still my husband,” Rizzo, 42, told Kloots, 40. “It’s not like, ‘Oh, he’s my former husband.’ It’s like … the relationship is different now. It’s just — it is what it is.”
She added how loved ones who have passed on are “still there” in her heart and mind.
Saget, 65, died unexpectedly this past January while on a comedy tour in Orlando, Florida. An autopsy revealed died from head trauma consistent with some kind of fall.
She acknowledged to Kloots on Wednesday: “You’ll notice I still don’t say the D-word [death] — I say ‘the day everything happened.'”
Rizzo has since moved to a new home. However, she keeps reminders of Saget wherever she can. “I mean, I still talk to him, and I have his pictures everywhere,” she said.
She also revealed how Saget’s three adult daughters’ dropped by for a visit.
“His girls came to stay with me for you know, the first time since I moved into the new house just this last week, and they walked in, and I was like, ‘So it’s kind of like a museum to your dad, so don’t freak out but yes, he’s everywhere,'” she shared.
She continued, “And then they’ll catch me like talking to a picture every once in a while, and they’re like ‘Stepmommy Kelly, are you okay?'”
Rizzo added how her relationship with Saget’s daughters have continued to be a priority as she has worked through her grief in the past few months.
“I know Bob would want me to be there for his girls,” she told Kloots during the panel discussion. “I’m not as focused on my own grief when I’m trying to help them or support them or be there for them. When I’m doing little things to try to make them happy, it kind of takes me out of my head. And I’m also at the same time being like, ‘Oh, this would make Bob so happy, just knowing that I’m trying to make them happy.'”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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