Last year, The Talk host Amanda Kloots lost her husband, actor Nick Cordero at age 41 to COVID-19 complications. Nearly a year after the tragedy, Kloots opens up about her marriage in regards to her role as a wife.
Originally from Ontario, Canada, Nick Cordero was an award-winning Broadway actor that appeared on popular shows like Blue Bloods and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. According to CNN, Cordero met his wife while working together on a production of Bullets over Broadway. The couple married in 2017 and had their son, Elvis Eduardo Cordero, in June 2019.
Amanda Kloots Reflects on Her Role as a Wife
Now, without Cordero, Amanda Kloots has started to discuss the state of their marriage before her husband fell ill. She even wrote her upcoming memoir, called Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Kloots admitted she was “not a good wife” and “wasn’t supportive.
According to Kloots, Cordero had recently finished another Broadway production and wanted to move from their home in New York to Los Angeles and switch to a career in music. However, his wife did not agree with this sudden change.
“I was not understanding any of it,” Kloots said in her interview. “I was like, ‘This is a waste of time, and we have no money.’ He did not feel supported by me.”
Amanda Kloots remembers that she fought with her husband about his decision for a year. “I finally came to a place of, ‘This is marriage. You have to compromise,’” she said.
However, The Talk host feels that her decision to support her husband came too late. Just months after their move to Los Angeles, COVID-19 pandemic spread across the nation. In April of the following year, the doctors placed Cordero on a ventilator.
Standing by Cordero During His Battle With COVID-19
Originally when her husband was admitted to the hospital, Amanda Kloots convinced herself that he would only be there for a few hours. However, Cordero’s condition quickly worsened, and he was soon in a fight for his life.
In spring of last year, Cordero underwent a medically-induced coma due to the complications of his condition. When he awoke after several weeks, Kloots told Instagram followers on her story, “It’s just that Nick is so weak right now that even opening his eyes and closing his eyes takes all his energy.” Despite her husband’s low energy, Kloots was ecstatic that her husband was awake.
After a leg amputation and severe damage to his lungs, Cordero passed away in July 2020.
Kloots told the New York Times that if she could go back in time to the day Cordero entered the hospital, she would “run to him as he was walking away, grab him, kiss him and hold him in my arms.”
Although she can’t reverse the clock, Kloots promised, “I’m determined to keep his voice alive.”