July 10, 2020
The late Nick Cordero was a devoted husband to Amada Kloots and a doting father to their son Elvis. Here’s a look at the special bond he shared with them.
To the world, Nick Cordero was a talented actor who dominated Broadway, but Amanda Kloots and 1-year-old Elvis, he was family.
After his devastating death on Sunday from complications of COVID-19, Nick left behind his beloved wife and son, who are his most significant achievement.
AMANDA REMEMBERS NICK’S LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY
“We loved to sing and dance wherever we were. Just looking at him doing the simplest things would bring a smile to my face.”
Recalling how they met on the set of the musical “Bullets Over Broadway,” a friend of the couple, Cassie Levy, revealed to the publication how smitten the late actor was with the fitness instructor. Levy confessed that Nick “adored” her and Kloots echoed her statement adding:
“I don’t think a day went by that he didn’t say to me, ‘I’m the luckiest.”
INSIDE THEIR LOVE STORY
Amanda and Nick first met in 2014, and at the time, she was still married to her first husband. The pair soon hit it off and three years down the line got engaged. Per People Magazine, the 38-year-old fitness expert recounted her proposal story on her Instagram story in May while discussing plans for a vow renewal ceremony.
On Thursday, Amanda posted a touching video of little Elvis watching clips of his late dad with a smile on his face. According to his mom, the toddler kept kissing the screen whenever his dad’s face popped up
The “Irishman” star recounted how Nick rented an Airbnb in Woodstock, New York days before her birthday and how she had done a manicure of “10 little evil eyes” on her nails.
Knowing there would be many photos of the proposal online, Nick contacted her sister behind her back and took a nail polish remover and nail polish on the trip.
A day after her birthday celebrations, he drove her to a castle and popped the big question. She described the proposal as “one of my favorite days of my entire life” and wished she could do it all over. The pair walked down the aisle about six months after.
CORDERO LIVES ON THROUGH HIS SON
After Nick and Amanda’s time on set, the duo tied the knot in September 2017 and welcomed their son Elvis two years later. It was an instant connection for the duo and according to his colleague Constantine Maroulis, who said:
“He lived for that little boy. He was born to be a parent. They both were.”
Even though Elvis was just one as the time of his father’s demise, the little one fondly remembers him. This was the case when People Magazine reported that on Thursday, Amanda posted a touching video of little Elvis watching clips of his late dad with a smile on his face.
According to his mom, the toddler kept kissing the screen whenever his dad’s face popped up, and that made her feel good as he could recognize his dad.
ZACH BRAFF REMEMBERS NICK
US Magazine notes that Cordero’s close pal, Zach Braff recounted Nick’s final moments and how the novel coronavirus ravaged his friend’s health in the latest episode of his podcast “Fake Doctors, Real Friends.” In his words:
“He just deteriorated, deteriorated, deteriorated, until the point where they put him on the ventilator, and then he never came back.”
Despite the pain that comes with Nick’s death, Braff has promised to carry on his legacy and always be there for the family he left behind.
Nick was first diagnosed with COVID-19 in March and battled the virus for about three months before his demise on Sunday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.