THE TALK’s Amanda Kloots shared a dinner date with Bachelorette’s Michael Allio one year after her husband Nick Cordeo’s tragic death.
The Broadway star died in July 2020 from coronavirus complications at the age of 41.
Amanda Kloots from The Talk and Michael Allio from The Bachelorette went to dinnerCredit: Instagram/Amanda Kloots
Fans were buzzing to see the couple bonding over their shared tragic losesCredit: Instagram/Amanda Kloots
After “being Instagram friends” for a year, the two got together at Burntwood Tavern in North Canton, Ohio for dinner.
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!”
Michael appeared on Season 17 of the Bachelorette, and like Amanda, lost his spouse early.
His wife Laura passed away from breast cancer in 2017 and Michael is now a single father to his son, James.
He quit the show in week seven to care for his four-year-old son.
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 daytime talk show The Talk, and most recently, her run on DWTS.
Amanda is a single mother to her son Elvis Eduardo.
Despite their dinner date posts on social media, Amanda and Michael are not dating and are currently only friends.
Their friendship dates back several months.
Kloots commented on a photo of Allio and his son on September 25, 2021, writing, “Aww you two are the cutest,” to which Allio responded, “Thanks AK! BTW you killed it on @dancingabc on Monday.”
Kloots replied to that comment by asking him if he would be voting for her during the previous season of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS), and he said that he voted the 10 times he was allowed to.
Allio shared another photo of his son on September 27, 2021, that Kloots commented on it as well with one red heart.
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 Nicks 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.
Amanda lost her husband Nick Cordeo in July 2020 to coronavirusCredit: Getty
Michael lost his wife, Laura, to breast cancer in 2017Credit: Michael Allio/Instagram
Amanda and Michael have been virtual friends for over a yearCredit: Getty
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