'Sucked Into A Universe Black Hole': Kerri-Anne Kennerley's Emotional Return To TV
After the death of her husband of 35 years, Kerri-Anne Kennerley returned to 'Studio 10' this morning.
"You didn't have to redecorate for me!" she joked, thanking her co-panellists and the audience for the warm welcome back to the stage.
"We've missed you," responded Sarah Harris.
Later in the show, the 65-year-old opened up about how she's doing, noting the "genuineness" from her colleagues.
Calling her late husband's death a "terrible shock", KAK shared that she'd thought she "would have John for many, many, many years to come".
"After his accident, it was always 'next'," she said of the accident that left him a quadriplegic after fracturing his C2 and C3 vertebrae and the long journey caring for him in the aftermath.
"All of a sudden there's no next," she said, adding, "I liken it to being sucked into a universe black hole."
"John and I have been a team for so many years," she shared. "We've always been two and now there's only one."
KAK went on to say that despite her being "one" now, she is "very happy to stay thinking as two".
"I have to think and let him guide me," she said, sharing that in a situation with so many decisions, she always takes time to consider what John would have wanted her to do.
"My primary thought process is 'How would John want me to act, what would John want me to do?'" she said.
KAK then went on to share that she keeps a precious necklace gifted to her by her husband back in 1981 with her always, of an anchor. He'd given it to her to congratulate her on her first role as an anchor and she's worn it every day since then.
"I knew I always had John with me," she said of the necklace.
"He was the best, kindest person I've ever known," she shared, emotional. "The hole it leaves in your life, it's so painful. It's a hole that will never be filled."
Watch the emotional clip above.
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