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Anderson Cooper Tears up as He Talks to Widow of a COVID-19 Victim

Lois Oladejo
Apr 28, 2020
07:30 P.M.
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Famous American journalist Anderson Cooper nearly broke down while interviewing the widow of one of the victims of the novel coronavirus pandemic.


Anderson Cooper recently interviewed the widow of a man who lost his life to the novel coronavirus, and he almost lost his composure, right on stage.

Cooper is the latest among elite journalists to have reportedly had difficulty fighting back the tears while covering news during the viral pandemic ravaging the world.

Anderson Cooper at the Barrymore Theatre on November 17, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Anderson Cooper at the Barrymore Theatre on November 17, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


He interviewed Katie Coelho, the widow of Jonathan Coelho, who lost his life from complications brought about by the COVID-19.

The grieving woman shared with Cooper, "It comes in waves, it's very surreal. I keep thinking in my head there's gonna be a time where I've been without my husband longer than I've been with him. It hurts a lot."


The 52-year-old journalist who reportedly lost his father at an early age could relate to what Katie Coelho meant by her statement having been through it as well.

Cooper shared, "I've reached that point a couple of times in my life, and it's a very strange feeling, and I'm sorry that you're going to experience that."

As he read, the 52-year-old TV personality struggled to hold back tears.


As the interview progressed, Coelho opened up about how she met her now-deceased husband and the things their bond had been built on.

According to Today, Jonathan Coelho had been the sole provider for his family, which includes his wife, his 10-month-old daughter Penelope, and 2-year-old son Braedyn who reportedly has multiple medical complexities.


After he passed away, Jonathan's wife found a note he left her the morning he died after his phone was returned to her. Cooper read out some of his words on-air saying, "I love you guys with all my heart, and you've given me the best life I could have ever asked for."

As he read, the 52-year-old TV personality struggled to hold back tears but eventually had to pause as he was choking up. "Sorry," he stated, but Coelho assured him it was "OK" as she joked about how good her husband was with words.


After the emotional exchange, the 32-year-old widow revealed that while she is attempting to do her best for her kids, she can't help but get upset because "they will never really remember feeling their father's love."

Offering her words of comfort, Cooper assured Coelho that her children will always remember Jonathan through her love for him, and through the multiple stories of him, he knows she'll always tell them.

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