Rizzl reflected on his wisdom regarding home maintenance and acknowledged the challenges of owning a home — with posters, photos, and souvenirs, Rizzo keeps Saget’s memory alive in her new home.
Kelly Rizzo Moves Into New Home After Bob Saget’s Death
Kelly Rizzo recently moved into a new Los Angeles home, 20 months after her husband, comedian Bob Saget, passed away at 65.
Reflecting on her new homeowner status in an interview with the New York Post, Rizzo, currently competing on Fox’s “Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test,” admitted to not heeding Saget’s advice about home maintenance and the complexities of ownership. “I just wish I had paid more attention to when Bob would tell me all these things [about home ownership],” she explained. “Like, ‘Hey, pay attention to this, here’s how the plumbing works.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, I’ll never need to know that.'”
She now realizes that owning a home can be challenging, adding, “And I also wish I paid more attention to all the times Bob said that owning a home is a pain in the butt.”
Kelly Rizzo Says Bob Saget’s Death ‘Still Doesn’t Make Sense
Rizzo keeps the memory of her late husband, Saget, close to her heart “all the time, every day.” The “Eat Travel Rock” host acknowledged his profound presence in her new home through posters from his final show, photographs, and mementos.
Rizzo also shared that she cherished her connection with Saget’s daughters and friends, stating, “I keep his girls [Aubrey, Lara, Jennifer] close to me and talk to them and his friends all the time.”
She described her ongoing grief as “surreal,” adding, “Sometimes when it hits me, I’m like, ‘Wait. What happened?’ It still doesn’t make sense.” Rizzo continued, “The outpouring of love around Bob when everything happened … most people still say they’ve never seen anything like that, so it’s a testament to who he was and the impact he made on this world.”
The “Fab Life” actress concluded that Saget will never be forgotten” and said it makes her “happy that he’s still top-of-mind and people are still talking about him and missing him and caring about him.”
How She Prepared For ‘Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test
During the chat, Rizzo also reminisced about her preparation for the “Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test,” where she joined a group of 13 contestants that includes Jack Osbourne, JoJo Siwa, Savannah Chrisley, Tom Sandoval, Bode Miller, Nick Viall, Tara Reid, and Black Chyna.
She revealed that she had just about ten days’ notice before she left for New Zealand for filming and, as a result, had limited time to prepare for the challenging reality show.
Recalling how she prepared, Rizzo shared, per NYP, “I watched Season 1, so I knew there was a lot of running long distances through interesting terrain with cumbersome backpacks, so I filled up a backpack with almost 30 pints of water bottles and would run up this hill in my neighborhood.”
She continued, “I would just run full speed up a steep hill until I was about to throw up and pass out.”
“When we got to New Zealand, they gave us our combat boots, so I had about a week or so to train beforehand; I would run on a treadmill wearing combat boots,” she added.
Kelly Rizzo’s Bond With The Other Contestants
Rizzo revealed she formed strong bonds with fellow contestants on “Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test.” She particularly mentioned her camaraderie with Jack Osbourne, who was helpful and shared her cot arrangement.
“Jack [Osbourne] was just so helpful and great, and also, our cots faced each other, so every morning, we were the first people that each other saw,” she said. Bode Miller was another standout, with his vast knowledge of adventure.
Savannah Chrisley and JoJo Siwa also left a positive impression, with Siwa taking on a nurturing role. “JoJo is so wise beyond her years, and so mature for her age,” Rizzo praised. “She was kind of like the group’s den mother, always making sure we were on time and making sure our uniforms and kits all looked the same.”
Rizzo emphasized the lack of pampering during the show, highlighting the military-like conditions. “You truly feel like you are on a military base and are part of that world,” she explained. “You eat when they tell you to eat — the food isn’t great — and if you miss a meal, you go hungry; there’s no vending machine or snack kitchen.”