Amanda Kloots shared a new video of her one-year-old son Elvis saying his first words.
Elvis’s first words had a special connection to his late father, actor Nick Cordero, who passed away after a months-long battle with COVID-19.
Kloots said she believes Elvis still knows who his father is, even though he hasn’t seen Cordero since March.
Amanda Kloots and Nick Cordero’s son Elvis just reached a major milestone: The one-year-old said his very first words! And Kloots happened to catch the special moment on video.
On Sunday, she shared a clip to Instagram of Elvis giving a photograph of his late father a kiss. Cordero, 41, passed away on July 15 after battling COVID-19 since March. Elvis laughs and points to the photo while Kloots asks him, “Where’s Dada?” Elvis then replies, “Right there,” before grabbing the photograph off of the end table.
Needless to say, Kloots was thrilled. “Elvis said his first words today!! Listen closely! He pointed at Nick in our new picture light and said ‘right there,’” Kloots wrote in the caption. “He hasn’t seen Nick since March 30th. The fact that he still knows who his Dada is, points to him and gives him a kiss to me is amazing.”
Elvis said his first words today!! Listen closely! He pointed at Nick in our new picture light and said “right there.” He hasn’t seen Nick since March 30th. The fact that he still knows who his Dada is, point to him and give him a kiss to me is amazing.
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Just last week, Kloots said she was adjusting to her “new normal” as she began the process of moving into the home she bought with Cordero. They were in the process of finalizing the move in early spring when Cordero was diagnosed with COVID-19.
“Heading back to Los Angeles today with a brave face. These next couple weeks I will start the transition of moving into the home Nick and I bought together,” she wrote on Instagram, adding that “I know Nick will be with us. He wanted to live in this house more than anything so I’ll put lots of family photos up and make sure his presence is with us.”
On July 12, Kloots admitted in an Instagram post that she was scared “of the pain, the loss, and being strong enough to get through it.” But she added that she knows Nick is “up above” supporting her and believing in her. “He wants me to LIVE this new life and he wants me to be the best version of myself for our son,” she wrote. “I promised him in the hospital that I would try to do that.”
“No one can tell me how to do it, I have to do it. I may do things right, I may do them wrong,” she continued. “I have faith that God is leading the way and that Nick is our angel.”
We had a small memorial yesterday with close family and friends. I said, “Nick would have wanted this to be a celebration. Let’s try to laugh, share great stories and sing for him and to his memory.” He would have loved it. It was beautiful and perfect. His spirit was definitely there. We listened to the song, I’m Here, from The Color Purple. Nick and I saw this show on Broadway years ago and we left the theater in tears, speechless. As it was being played last night the lyrics in the second half of the song hit me hard. Truly, I am scared. Scared of my new normal, of the pain, the loss and being strong enough to get through it. But, I know Nick is up above routing for me, believing in me and hoping for me. He wants me to LIVE this new life and he wants me to be the best version of myself for our son. I promised him in the hospital that I would try to do that. So, when I heard these lyrics yesterday I thought, “Ok. When I’m doubting if I can get through this, I’m playing this song. It will be my motto.” This is a long journey ahead and a down road I never thought I’d be on. No one can tell me how to do it, I have to do it. I may do things right, I may do them wrong. There isn’t a perfect way. One day, one step at a time. I have faith that God is leading the way and that Nick is our angel. In case you don’t know this song and are also in need of a motto, here are the lyrics. Do yourself a favor by listening to @cynthiaerivo sing it. “I'm gonna take a deep breath. Gonna hold my head up. Gonna put my shoulders back, And look you straight in the eye. I'm gonna flirt with somebody When they walk by. I'm gonna sing out . . . Sing out. I believe I have inside of me Everything that I need to live a bountiful life. With all the love alive in me I'll stand as tall as the tallest tree. And i'm Thankful for everyday that i'm given, Both the easy and hard ones i'm livin'. But most of all I'm thankful for Loving who I really am. I'm beautiful. Yes, I’m beautiful, And I’m here.”
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