Amanda Kloots Credits ‘Dancing With The Stars’ For Helping Her Grieve

If you’ve been following Dancing With The Stars this season, you are probably familiar with Amanda Kloots and her late husband, Nick Cordero. There is no timeline on grief and moving on can definitely be a challenge. But Amanda Kloots really credits Dancing With The Stars with helping the healing process. In particular, she’s thankful for her partner Alan Bersten.

After losing her husband, Amanda Kloots has some new reasons to smile

Nick Cordero was a prominent Broadway star, well-known for his part in Waitress. However, he passed away in 2020 from COVID-19 complications. Since then, Amanda has been raising their young son Elvis on her own.

“This was an unexpected thing for me, but I lost Nick, and when you lose that person in your life, you become very independent again,” The Talk cohostess told Us Weekly.

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She began to wonder if she would ever be able to trust any confide in anyone the way she did with Nick. But her friendship with Alan has been so healing.

“I told him the other day, I said, ‘You know, this experience … how wonderful you’ve been has really helped me like bridge that gap. It’s been so nice getting to know you and feeling comfortable with you and seeing you every day and trusting you and crying with you and going for goals with you.’ … I said, ‘It’s really helped me move forward in my life and that I did not expect to happen,’” Amanda admitted.

She went on to say that Alan is a best friend to her now. The pair came in fourth place during the finale, but they’re taking away a friendship that will last a lifetime.

Friends fight sometimes, but that doesn’t take the love away

Dancing With The Stars fans are happy to know that Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten are so close. Just a few weeks ago, they wouldn’t have guessed that. In the prerecorded packages during Janet Jackson Night, fans saw the two really butt heads. They spoke very aggressively to one another and even said words that had to be bleeped out by the production crew.

“Well, Alan’s hard on me. I like tough love though,” the former Rockette shared with Us Weekly after the episode. “Like, it really does make me work harder, especially when I come in after a full day of work and I’m exhausted. I need him to push me.”

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Their finale performances wowed judges and really won over fans. They may not have taken home the Mirrorball Trophy this year, but fans really enjoyed watching them perform and grow as partners.

Are you going to miss watching Amanda and Alan compete on the show week after week? Do you wish they would have won the Mirrorball Trophy this year? Don’t forget to leave your comments below. We’ll be here to share the latest DWTS news with you.

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  1. I really enjoyed them but felt they should have come in third. I was very happy that Iman and Danielle were fantastic and deserved to win. Not too much credit was given to Danielle. Her choreography was fabulous especially considering the height differential.

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