July 11, 2020
Amanda Kloots is opening up about her grieving process after her husband Nick Cordero's recent death. She admits that she still talks to her late husband.
Cordero, a Broadway star, passed away last week after months of battling against the novel coronavirus and its after-effects. He was 41 years old. He left behind his wife and a one-year-old son, Elvis.
AMANDA REVEALS SHE'S BEEN TALKING TO NICK
In the heart-wrenching clip, Kloots' eyes appeared tearful as she stated: "I've been doing this lately where I kind of just talk to Nick." Over the past few days, Kloots has been paying tribute to Cordero in many ways.
She continued: "It's so funny because grief is such a weird thing, and I've talked about everything else about this process, so it feels oddly wrong not to talk and acknowledge my grief."
Despite the pain, Kloots is doing her best to get through it. She credits her "Type A" personality as a factor in dealing with the situation. Kloots explained:
"I said to Nick. I was like, 'You know me. This is what I would be doing. I would keep going. I would keep moving. I would keep working.' I thought maybe that would make him laugh because I think he's listening."
ELVIS TRIES TO KISS DAD ON PHONE
Despite her attitude, Kloots is not immune to the difficult moments when grief hits her. She's comforted by knowing that over time the pain will get easier. She ended by encouraging fans to stay safe amid the crisis.
Kloot's moving videos follow previous IG stories in which she revealed that her son, Elvis, has been looking at videos of his father. She shared a clip of the tot doing so.
Kloots further shared a precious moment that she didn't catch on camera in which Elvis attempted to kiss his father on the screen. Although it's bittersweet, she's happy he still recognizes his dad.
OLD PHOTOS FROM NICK'S PHONE
Soon after the death, Kloots jumped on social media to thank Cordero's fans for their support. She also credited singing and dancing with helping her get through difficult times, including this one.
The professional dancer has been fearless about connecting to others amid all the pain. She's even shared unseen photos from Cordero's phone after opening it for the first time since he contracted COVID-19.
The photos were family-oriented. There was one of Cordero and Elvis posing near their new family ride, and another of the trio enjoying a picnic outdoors. She also shared videos of Cordero singing.
FAMILY PORTRAIT AND SILVER LININGS
On Monday, Kloots posted a family portrait which saw the family all cozied up in a restaurant setting. Kloots' family has also been an important part of her recent therapeutic posts.
This week, Kloots posted a video her sister made for her titled, "The Silver Linings." It was a compilation of good and bad experienced moments over the past three months.
"In times of trauma, look for the silver linings. Spend time with family. Smile through the tears," Kloots wrote in the caption. In the end, she reminded everyone to love each other.