The professional dancer admitted that she had to come to terms with whether or not she could "love someone else" while still being in love with her late husband, Stephen "tWitch" Boss
On Thursday's episode of Nick Viall's The Viall Files podcast, the So You Think You Can Dance alum, 35, acknowledged that her love life has become a "hot topic" after her husband's death in December 2022.
As she continued to grieve and work through her emotions, Allison said she needed to "learn to love myself," but also find answers as to whether or not she could "like someone else again."
When that question seemed like a real possibility, the professional dancer said she then wondered if she could "love someone else again while I still like someone and love someone else."
"It's a very complex situation I found myself in," she told host Nick Viall, noting that her outlook on life made it harder for her come to terms with moving forward. "It took me a long time to accept all of those things and those complexities of everything. But at the end of the day, I love life. So would I shy away from it?"
Though she isn't actively searching for someone special, Allison explained that she was a "lover of life and experience and adventure."
"I still find that the world is such a beautiful place and there's so much to be experienced. So to what kind of capacity? What that looks like? I don't know. But I'm definitely not shying away from it," she explained. "It's just, life to me is life, and I just think it's here to be experienced."
"Life and love is just something that I've always believed in," she added.
While Allison doesn't want to close herself off to any possibilities, she confessed she "had so many dark spaces I was in, that I had to be in for so many different reasons, and I had to work through all these different processes of all these different things."
"But, I have," she confirmed. "I've worked through 'em ... you know, we'll see what happens."
Stephen died suddenly on Dec. 13, 2022. He was 40. Allison confirmed his death the next day in a statement to PEOPLE, describing the kind of person her husband was and reflected on the legacy he had built.
"Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans," she said.
"To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt," she added. "I am certain there won't be a day that goes by that we won't honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children."
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In closing her statement, Allison shared a message directly to her husband: "Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you."
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