The Untold Truth Of Nick Cordero's Wife

Broadway star Nick Cordero contracted the coronavirus in March 2020 and quickly began suffering dire complications. Not long after being admitted to a Los Angeles-area hospital, the star of Waitress and A Bronx Tale was admitted to an Intensive Care Unit and placed in a medically-induced coma. During his battle, his leg was amputated and he received a pacemaker. His wife, celebrity fitness trainer Amanda Kloots, shared regular updates on her Instagram to keep the Broadway and entertainment communities updated on his condition. Cordero had reportedly been starring in Rock of Ages in Los Angeles before the pandemic halted the show.

At one point, it appeared that the Tony Award-nominee may be turning a corner. In May 2020, Kloots revealed that her husband had finally opened his eyes, according to People. "Nick, Dada, is awake! Yay!" she said in an Instagram Story video while holding their young son, Elvis Eduardo. "Dada is awake." She added, "He is a true superhero." Unfortunately, his recovery later took a turn for the worse.

Cordero lost his battle with COVID-19 in July 2020. He died from complications related to the virus, and now fans are looking for ways to continue to support Kloots and their young son. 

Nick Cordero and Amanda Kloots met on the stage

Some of Amanda Kloots' updates about Nick Cordero's battle with COVID-19 included tender throwbacks of the couple, such as a video of them dancing at their September 2017 wedding. "I love dancing with you @nickcordero1 and we WILL dance again!" she captioned the heartwarming clip.

According to Playbill, Kloots and Cordero met while both were performing in the show Bullets Over Broadway. They got married in Times Square at the ritzy Skylark cocktail lounge, surrounded by 70 of their closest friends and family, which included many other performers. "We really wanted a nighttime classic NYC wedding," Kloots gushed to Brides in 2017. "We both have worked on Broadway, so being just south of Times Square, 30 floors up, right in the middle of the skyscrapers, seemed so perfect!"

The glamorous event also included a nod to the couple's theater roots — a choreographed dance to Harry Connick Jr.'s "It Had to Be You." Kloots said, "We practiced for days leading up to our wedding so it would be perfect. Everyone went wild!"

Cordero is a former member of the famed New York City Rockettes, appeared in Broadway's Good Vibrations, and toured the country in Monty Python's Spamalot. She became a celebrity fitness trainer, with original classes that feature dance and jumping rope. 

Nick Cordero lost his battle with coronavirus in July 2020

Nick Cordero' passed away at the age of 41 on July 5, 2020, due to complications from the coronavirus. 

His wife, Amanda Kloots, confirmed his death on Instagram: "God has another angel in heaven now. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth. I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him." She added, "Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone's friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday." 

Kloots thanked fans and her husband's Waitress co-stars, who supported her by performing his original song, "Live Your Life." Prior to his death, loved ones and fans around the world had banded together to support Cordero by singing or playing his song. According to CBS News, Kloots stood outside the hospital daily and played the tune on her phone. "It's a way to get out the energy and let it all get there to him," said Richard Blake, one of Cordero's friends. 

Nick Cordero's wife used social media to cope

Nick Cordero's wife, Amanda Kloots, was unable to see him during most of his 95 days battling coronavirus, but she did confirm on Instagram that she was able to be with him and hold his hand while singing "Live Your Life" to him one last time on July 5, 2020. "As I sang the last line to him, 'They'll give you hell but don't you [let] them kill your light not without a fight. Live your life,' I smiled because he definitely put up a fight. I will love you forever and always my sweet man."

When her husband was hospitalized in March 2020, the fitness influencer began using Instagram to help cope. In the midst of social distancing, Kloots drew strength from the virtual support of others online, particularly as she did her best to continue working and caring for their 1-year-old son, Elvis. "I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere," she said. "I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for the outpour of love, support and help we've received..." she said. "You have no idea how much you lifted my spirits every day..."

Hopefully, Kloots and her family will continue to receive the support they need during this difficult time.