When Amanda Kloots lost her husband to complications from COVID-19 last July, she spent much of her time reflecting on her relationship with Nick Cordero and his impact on her life. She and their now two-year-old son, Elvis Eduardo, strive to keep his presence alive in their everyday life.
Almost a year after his death, Kloots honors her husband with her memoir, Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero. According to Fox News, Kloots began writing the memoir so that Cordero may find “closure for his story.” She also wanted to be able to share their memories with Elvis.
Amanda Kloots Comes Clean About Her Marriage
Before her appearance on Fox & Friends, Amanda Kloots admitted in an interview with New York Times that could have been a better, more supportive wife. When Cordero expressed interest in changing careers from a Broadway actor to a musician, Kloots said she didn’t endorse the decision.
“I was not understanding any of it,” Kloots told New York Times. “I was like, ‘This is a waste of time, and we have no money.’ He did not feel supported by me.”
It wasn’t until a few months before Cordero fell ill that Amanda Kloots finally got on board with her husband’s new dream. Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic began, the family moved to Los Angeles, where Cordero hoped to find work in the music industry.
Unfortunately, this left little time for the Broadway star to pursue his new inspiration. In late March, Cordero entered the hospital for COVID-19. By July, he had passed away.
Now, with her new memoir, Kloots said she is dedicated to keeping “his voice alive.”
Kloots Reveals What Memoir Covers
While she acknowledges her faults as a wife, Amanda Kloots also recognizes her blessings in her book. Fox News reports that the author discusses her “spiritual journey through grief” after the loss of Nick Cordero. Equally as important is her son Elvis’ role in her recovery.
She shared with the news network a particularly special memory. While spending time with Elvis, Kloots asked her late husband to show his presence by having their son kiss her.
“And just as I finish this thought,” Kloots wrote, “Elvis turned his tiny body toward me, grabbed my face, and pulled me into a long kiss. Chills came over my body and tears stream down my face as his little lips touched mine, Elvis kept kissing me over and over again.”
According to the new author, her memoir has helped her share more of her story with Nick than ever.
“He truly just loved life. He always said to me, ‘I live such a blessed life’ and I will never forget those words,” Kloots said of her late husband.