Amanda Kloots shares heartfelt letter she wrote to her and Nick Cordero's one-year-old son: 'Life is never perfect'

Chelsea Ritschel

Amanda Kloots has shared the heartfelt letter she wrote to her and husband Nick Cordero’s one-year-old son after the Broadway actor died from coronavirus at the age of 41.

Since Cordero’s passing on Sunday, Kloots has paid tribute to her late husband with videos and pictures on Instagram.

On Thursday, Kloots revealed on her Instagram Stories that she wrote the couple’s son Elvis a letter, in which she encouraged him to “look for lessons, keep moving”.

“I miss him so much. I miss his voice, hugs, kisses, smiles, silliness… We must look for the silver linings in life son. Life is never perfect, things happen we will never understand. Look for lessons, keep moving, find the beauty. Love, Mommy,” the 38-year-old wrote in part.

After writing the note, Kloots opened up about grief in a video shared to her Stories.

Amanda Kloots writes letter to son Elvis (Instagram)
Amanda Kloots writes letter to son Elvis (Instagram)

“You know, 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 about grief,” she said, adding that she often wonders if she is acknowledging her sadness throughout the day.

Elvis's father Nick Cordero died on Sunday (Instagram)
Elvis's father Nick Cordero died on Sunday (Instagram)

According to the mother-of-one, Cordero’s death “oftentimes doesn’t hit me until night when I’m going to sleep”.

“I don’t think there is a right answer to grief or how someone grieves or the process you go,” she continued. “That’s different for everybody, and everybody’s personalities and when and how it hits you. But it’s tough for sure.”

Earlier in the day, Kloots revealed Elvis recognised his father while the pair were watching videos of the Tony-award nominee.

“I was showing Elvis videos of Nick, and this one video was Nick talking, like leaving a voicemail message for a friend, but he had it saved on his phone,” Kloots said. “And Elvis saw it and smiled and - I'm not even kidding you - leans in to the phone to give his dad a kiss, and then kept going. I kept playing the video again and he kept trying to press the button, and he just kept going in and out, kissing the phone and kissing his dad.

“My heart, of course, just melted, but in a way, it just made me feel so good because it made me feel like he recognises Nick. He knows who he is and he recognises his dad, even though it's been over three months.”

Cordero was first admitted to the hospital with coronavirus in March. He died on Sunday 5 July at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he had been for more than 90 days due to complications from the virus.

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