The 39-year-old The Talk co-host opened up to Elle while promoting her new book “Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero.”
In the interview, Amanda defended her promotion of a Fourth of July sale on her fitness mats just one day before Nick passed away.
Click inside to find out what she said…
“Oh my gosh, the shame,” Amanda said. She told the magazine that she feels there was a double standard.
“I wonder,” she said wryly, “if I was in the hospital and Nick was trying to provide for his family, would people be like, ‘What an exemplary father! What an amazing man trying to keep his business alive to support his family!’”
Back when Nick was in the hospital, Amanda addressed the negativity on her Instagram Stories. At the time, she said, “There’s a lot in my life that is uncertain right now. I have a family. I have bills. I have no idea what Nick’s hospital bills are going to be. I have a mortgage. I have a car payment. I have a son. So I will work.”
While speaking to Elle, Amanda explained why she continued to post about Nick‘s battle on her Instagram account.
She said, “Things just kept happening, and I felt like, “How can I not keep updating, because now there are these people who are…clinging to this story?”
Nick and Amanda‘s close friend Zach Braff told the mag, “She kind of painted herself into a corner in a way. She didn’t want to let the community down, but there were days when she just wanted to disappear, you know?”
Last month, Amanda‘s son made his television debut and it was the cutest moment.
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