Amanda Kloots Shares What It's Like To Raise Son, Elvis Without His Dad

Since losing her husband Nick Cordero to complications from COVID-19 in 2020, Amanda Kloots has started to open up about the painful loss. One year after his death, Kloots shared a tribute video of her late husband on Instagram. She captioned the video, "There hasn't been a day this year where you weren't missed, thought about, and talked about. Thank you for being our guardian angel, for sending me signs, for being my DJ in heaven. I know you're just 2" away." She continued, "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."

While the co-host of "The Talk" continues to struggle with her grief, she also faces the struggle of parenting her young son Elvis all alone. In an interview with Today, Kloots revealed how she manages her new life as a single mother.

Amanda Kloots keeps her son close

While talking with Today, Amanda Kloots shared that she's still figuring out how to be a single parent. "Sometimes the easiest things are the hardest — like getting out of the car and into the house when I'm carrying Elvis and my hands are full of packages and I don't have anyone to help me," she said. 

The "Dancing with the Stars" contestant added that she occasionally finds the happier moments of motherhood can be bittersweet. "Elvis will [do] something so adorable and I just wish Nick could be there to see him do it," the 39-year-old explained. "He's saying a ton of words and running around and just like his dad he's curious about how things work."

While she knows it has its consequences, Kloots enjoys sleeping close to her son. "We've gotten into this very bad habit where I bring him into bed with me after he does his first cry at around midnight," she shared. "But honestly... I think we both need each other's comfort. I enjoy his snuggles. We're navigating this new life together." 

Though raising Elvis has its challenges, it's clear from Kloots' Instagram feed that she is completely enamored with her son. She wrote alongside a recent photo of her smiling toddler, "Thank you for all the kisses and hugs you give to me, you'll never know how I much I need them. I'm the luckiest mama."