Amanda Kloots is making sure her 1-year-old son Elvis will always remember his father, Broadway star Nick Cordero. As Mama Uncut previously reported, Cordero was in the hospital for more than 90 days battling COVID-19 complications when he passed away on July 5 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
In a statement she shared on Instagram, Kloots wrote, in part, “God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing, and praying as he gently left this earth. I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him.”
Throughout Cordero’s hard-fought battle, Kloots remained open about the trials and tribulations on Instagram. From sharing daily updates about his progress to celebrating Elvis’ first birthday as Cordero remained in the hospital, she is now continuing that same openness when it comes to her grief as she continues to raise their son.
And part of that journey includes making sure Cordero stays at the forefront of Elvis’s mind. A few days followings Cordero’s passing, Kloots took to her Instagram Story to share a video of Elvis smiling and kissing her phone as she played videos of Nick for him to watch.
She also opened up about the small memorial they had to honor Nick’s life. “We had a small memorial yesterday with close family and friends. I said, ‘Nick would have wanted this to be a celebration. Let’s try to laugh, share great stories, and sing for him and to his memory.’ He would have loved it. It was beautiful and perfect. His spirit was definitely there.”
Amanda Kloots Talks About Journey Ahead Following Her Husband Nick Cordero’s Passing.
“We listened to the song, I’m Here, from The Color Purple. Nick and I saw this show on Broadway years ago and we left the theater in tears, speechless. As it was being played last night the lyrics in the second half of the song hit me hard. Truly, I am scared. Scared of my new normal, of the pain, the loss, and being strong enough to get through it. But, I know Nick is up above [rooting] for me, believing in me, and hoping for me. He wants me to LIVE this new life and he wants me to be the best version of myself for our son. I promised him in the hospital that I would try to do that. So, when I heard these lyrics yesterday I thought, ‘Ok. When I’m doubting if I can get through this, I’m playing this song. It will be my motto.'”
She went on to say she understands the journey will be long and that there isn’t one perfect way to navigate it, but she plans on taking it one step at a time. “God is leading the way and that Nick is our angel.”
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