What Amanda Keller wishes she'd told her late mother

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·2-min read

The Living Room host Amanda Keller has opened up in a candid interview about what she wishes she’d told her mum before she flew the nest when she was young.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar, Amanda candidly reflected on the struggle of seeing her sons grow older and leave home.

Amanda Keller from Australia Radio Network attends the 31st Australian Commercial Radio Awards on October 19, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.
Amanda Keller has opened up in a candid interview about what she wishes she’d told her mum before her death. Photo: Getty Images

Waving off her 19-year-old son, Liam, as he left for university brought back some ‘nostalgic’ memories for the 59-year-old star.

“I was listening to The Chicks song ‘Wide Open Spaces’ about a mother dropping her daughter at university, and it made me miss my mum who passed away 17 years ago,” Amanda said.

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“I wanted to say I was sorry because I didn’t blink when I left and it made me want to cry.”

While she still has her 17-year-old son, Jack, at home, Amanda says it will be an adjustment when he decides to fly the nest.

Amanda Keller and her husband Harley Oliver
Amanda has previously spoken about the struggles she had conceiving her sons with her husband of 32 years, Harley Oliver. Photo: Getty Images

“To have a house without our kids in it just seems extraordinary to me, so I’m going to have to tape Jack’s legs to the chair to keep him here a bit longer! Sometimes I look at toddlers at the beach and think what I’d give for a day of holding their hand at that age again,” she said.

Amanda has previously spoken about the struggles she had conceiving her sons with her husband of 32 years, Harley Oliver.

Before they met, Harley had a vasectomy and there were complications when he had it reversed.

Chris Brown, Amanda Keller, Barry Du Bois and Miguel Maestre pose with the Logie Award for Best Lifestyle Program for 'The Living Room' during the 59th Annual Logie Awards at Crown Palladium on April 23, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.
The Living Room host also spoke about her boys flying the nest. Photo: Getty Images

They then went through rounds of IVF, with Amanda telling Prevention magazine in 2014 that she had a ‘dream’ where she was holding a newborn baby.

“That dream was so real, I think that’s the only time I cried, because the rest of the time I was head down, bum up, dealing with it and getting through life. If someone’s childless, I would never ask why after having been through all that,” she said.