Amanda Kloots regrets not having been more ‘supportive’ of late husband Nick Cordero before his death
‘I was not a good woman’: Amanda Kloots regrets not ‘supporting’ late husband Nick Cordero’s musical dreams before his death at age 41
- Amanda reflected on the relationship in a profile for the New York Times
- Kloots and Cordero married in 2017 after meeting during a 2014 2014 production of Bullets Over Broadway
- In the play, she complained that she was no longer “understanding” when Cordero considered making a career switch from stage acting to songwriting.
- Amanda also remembered how they argued about moving to California
- Kloots says she has ‘learned to appreciate his music too late’ since his death, but is now ‘determined to keep his voice alive’
- Cordero passed away last June after prolonged complications from COVID-19
Amanda Kloots regrets not being more “understanding” towards husband Nick Cordero before his untimely death from COVID-19 complications last year.
The Talk panelist, 39, reflected on their three-year marriage in a revealing new profile for the New York Times, telling the paper how she wished she could have been more “supportive” of Cordero’s creative goals.
“I wasn’t a good woman,” Kloots said, clearly still coping with the grief of losing her soul mate when he was only 41 years old.
Remorse: Amanda Kloots regrets not having been more “understanding” and “supportive” of late husband Nick Cordero’s creative aspirations when he was alive. They can be seen above in 2016
After finishing his role in A Bronx Tale on Broadway in 2019, Nick considered changing direction and focusing on his songwriting rather than theater.
But Amanda, who has two-year-old son Elvis with the later actor, says she struggled to get on board.
“I didn’t understand it,” said the fitness instructor.
“I was like, ‘This is a waste of time and we have no money.’ He didn’t feel supported by me. I wasn’t supportive.’
Amanda also recalled arguing over a move to California, where Nick wanted to move in hopes of getting more acting and songwriting gigs.
Kloots, on the other hand, had roots in New York, which was closer to her family and where she flourished with her career as a fitness instructor.
Missed: Cordero died in 2020 after serious and long-term complications from the coronavirus
At odds, the perfect couple, who shared son Elvis, had a falling out over Nick’s career as he contemplated moving from stage acting to songwriting. The family can be seen above in 2019
“We fought it for a year,” she said, “I finally got to a point of, ‘This is a marriage, you have to compromise.’
Now that he’s gone, Amanda admits she’s “learned to appreciate his music too late,” adding that she’s now “determined to keep his voice alive.”
Kloots tied the knot with Cordero in 2017, after a first meeting on the set of the musical Bullets Over Broadway in 2014.
The Tony-nominated actor died last July after spending three months in a hospital battling the effects of COVID-19.
Nick was unconscious when he was first hospitalized, and was initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia.
Coastal conflict: The duo also debated moving to LA or not, something the The Talk panelist was against
The waitress star later tested positive for the new coronavirus on April 1.
From there, Nick’s battle went from one complication to another as he was placed on a ventilator and started having problems with blood clots, eventually leading to the amputation of his right leg.
He also got a temporary pacemaker and went into an artificial coma.
During his hard-fought battle, Nick was able to come off the ventilator and wake up from his coma, but the infection left his body and lungs so weak that he could never fully recover.
Cordero’s death was announced by his wife in a heartbreaking post on Instagram.
Combat: Nick was unconscious when he was first hospitalized and was initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. The waitress’s star later tested positive for the new coronavirus on April 1.