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The Talk's Amanda Kloots Opens Up About Turning Vaccine Shaming Into Positivity

Amanda Kloots is speaking out about the backlash she received for getting the COVID-19 vaccine and how she turned all of the shaming into positivity.

The 38-year-old fitness instructor and The Talk co-host, who lost her husband Nick Cordero to the virus, got the first dose of the vaccine last week after waiting in a standby line at a vaccination site.

For those that don’t know, if people don’t show up for their vaccine appointments, those doses are usually thrown in the trash as they will expire. Amanda decided to wait in the standby line and lucked out when there were extra doses available at the end of the day. People shamed her for getting the vaccine before she was eligible, though she did nothing wrong.

“I’m not even going to focus on that shame, because I don’t spend time in my life focusing on negativity. But this post got a lot of shame, the shame got press, that press turned into conversation, that conversation turned into awareness, and then that awareness turned into positivity. That is how I roll. And that is how I live my life!” Amanda said. “It just boggled my mind that anyone would rather see a vaccine go to waste than go into a willing arm.”

You can watch the full segment from The Talk below.

Amanda Kloots Responds After Being Accused of Jumping the Line for COVID-19 Vaccine

Amanda Kloots is responding to the backlash she received for getting her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The 38-year-old fitness instructor and The Talk co-host is the widow of Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who died in July 2020 after contracting the virus and spending more than three months in the hospital.

Amanda received her first dose of the vaccine on Friday night (February 19) and she was accused of jumping the line. In Los Angeles, where she lives, only essential workers and people over 65 are eligible to book appointments for the vaccine right now.

Now, Amanda is explaining how she received the vaccine and why “vaccine shaming” should not be happening.

“I think it’s crazy that people are trying to make this a scandalous thing,” Amanda told People. “Anyone can do what I did. The more arms that we get this vaccine in, the better. I took my chance and went with two of my friends to a vaccination site in east L.A. We waited in a long line and hoped. After all the appointments were finished, we asked if they had any vaccines left, because if they have extra vaccines, they want to put it in arms instead of getting rid of it. And they said, ‘We have extra vaccines for you.’ I immediately got the chills and started crying.”

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Amanda Kloots Gets Her First Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine Eight Months After Husband Nick Cordero Died From It

Amanda Kloots is sharing some big news with her fans – she got the coronavirus vaccine!

The 38-year-old The Talk co-host and fitness instructor revealed she has gotten her first does of the Pfizer vaccine.

“I just got my COVID 19 vaccine!” Amanda rejoiced on Instagram. “I went to a site and waited in my car until all appointments were over in hopes that they had any extra vaccines. I was fully prepared to be turned away, but they said they had enough tonight for everyone waiting.”

She continued, “I cannot tell you how emotional I was and still am right now. I had Elvis beside me and ‘Live Your Life’ playing in the car.”

“THANK YOU to the National Guard that was here today volunteering since 5:30am administering the Pfizer vaccine to willing arms,” Amanda added, and revealed she had been terrified “since Nick has passed, as a single mother of getting this virus and now I am one step closer. Thank you to my friends @laurencpresent and @thompoint0 for driving and being by my side.”

Amanda‘s husband, Nick Cordero, sadly passed away in July of 2020, just months after a first being diagnosed with the virus. She had chronicled his battle day after day until his sad passing.

She’s utilizing therapy to address the trauma she’s still going through after Nick‘s death.

FYI: Amanda is wearing an Ahida Correale face mask while getting the vaccine.

'The Talk' Hosts Call Out Diane Sawyer for Her Britney Spears Interview in 2003

The hosts of The Talk are calling on legendary journalist Diane Sawyer to apologize to Britney Spears for how she treated the singer in a 2003 interview.

Diane‘s interview with Britney is put on the spotlight in the new documentary Framing Britney Spears, which is streaming now on Hulu.

In the interview, with a then 22-year-old Britney, the journalist asked about her split from Justin Timberlake and said, “You broke his heart. You did something that caused him so much pain, so much suffering. What did you do?”

Diane also brought up a comment made that year by Maryland’s first lady, who called the singer a bad influence and said, “Really, if I had an opportunity to shoot Britney Spears, I think I would.” Diane then seemingly defended that horrific comment by saying, “It’s because of the example for kids and how hard it is to be a parent.”

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Amanda Kloots Will 'Address Her Trauma' With Therapy After The Passing Of Husband Nick Cordero

Amanda Kloots is opening up about how rough not only the holidays, but the year, has been on her following the tragic passing of her husband, actor Nick Cordero.

In a candid post on Instagram Story, the new co-host of CBS’ The Talk revealed that she’s finally ready to seek out therapy.

“New Years has been tough, extremely hard for me. I’ve cried more recently than in awhile. I thought Christmas would be hard, this was worse,” Amanda wrote. “I think it’s because when the new year comes you want a clean slate or to forget about last year, esp 2020. But, I can’t forget about last year and will not be able to wipe that slate clean.”

She continued, “I also think I am slightly scared of what can happen in a year, how much things can change. Lastly, I think everything I went through is finally catching up to me and I am finally ready to go to therapy to address the trauma.”

Amanda went on, saying that she’s being open to her followers to share that they are not alone in their own grief.

“I share all of this as my continued honesty about grief and loss. How it ebbs and flows, changes a lot. How it hides and then finds you. How it’s a journey, not just a week. How it’s continued struggle even as I stay positive and active. How you can cry some days for two seconds or two hours. How it makes you feel so lonely and confused.”

“Being honest, acknowledging all of this instead of hiding it, has helped me. I hope it helps you,” Amanda concluded.

Amanda and Nick married in 2017 and in 2019, they welcomed their first child, Elvis, who is almost two.

Nick sadly passed away earlier in the summer following a long battle with coronavirus. Amanda had been sharing his battle with the world as the pandemic waged on.

Amanda Kloots & Elaine Welteroth Are Joining 'The Talk'!

Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth are taking on a new role!

The two were just named as new co-hosts of CBS’ The Talk on Tuesday (December 1), via Deadline.

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They previously appeared as guest co-hosts on multiple episodes throughout the past few months, and will now sit permanently alongside Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba.

The two will officially join the panel on January 4, replacing Marie Osmond and Eve.

Amanda and Elaine are accomplished and relatable women, whose talents and personality stood out during their multiple guest appearances this fall. They bring a fresh new dimension to the show and we’re very excited to have them join the panel. These five hosts together present a compelling mix of personalities and opinions that will continue to elevate the series and lead The Talk well into the future,” said CBS’ Kelly Kahl.

Earlier this year, Amanda‘s husband Nick Cordero tragically died due to complications of coronavirus, which she bravely chronicled publicly on social media. She is also a former Broadway dancer and Radio City Rockette, as well as a celebrity trainer and creator of brand AK! Fitness.

“I am thrilled and honored to join this incredible cast and crew. From the very first time I guest co-hosted on The Talk, I knew I was among a very special group of people. I look forward to starting off the new year with honest and thought-provoking discussions, mixed with plenty of fun and laughter too,” she said in a statement.

Elaine is an award-winning journalist and Project Runway judge, as well as the bestselling author of More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are No Matter What They Say.

“I am beyond excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the phenomenal women of The Talk. They have each made me feel right at home alongside them on this incredible platform that cultivates connection, kindness and understanding when we all need it most. I look forward to learning from them and lending my perspective to conversations that build bridges in this singular time in our world,” she said in a statement.

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Amanda Kloots Says She 'Would Love to Find Love Again' After Husband Nick Cordero's Death

Amanda Kloots is opening up about dating after the death of her husband Nick Cordero.

On Sunday (November 15), the 38-year-old fitness instructor answered questions from fans on her Instagram Story.

When asked if she sees herself ever “finding love again one day” and having “more children,” Amanda admitted she hasn’t ruled out the possibility.

“I hope so. I would love to find love again,” Amanda said. “I would’ve told Nick this if it would’ve been me on my deathbed, and I think he would’ve been saying the same thing to me if he could’ve talked.”

Amanda is mom to 1-year-old son Elvis, whom she shares with the late Broadway actor. Nick died back on July 5 from coronavirus complications.

Also during the conversation with fans, Amanda revealed the “hardest” part of the grief process.

“I would say the times that it hits you,” Amanda answered. “It comes at waves — different times, all the time — and you never know when. It’s the hardest.”

She also compared her grief to a “backpack that you wear,” adding, “It’s always on you. It’s always a part of you. Somedays it’s heavier than others. Somedays you don’t even know it’s there. Somedays you do.”

If you didn’t see, Amanda sings with Nick on a song that she finished for him after his death.