She’s credited her son Elvis with helping her get through the dark times after the death of husband Nick Cordero.
And on Sunday, Amanda Kloots shared a sweet snap of the one-year-old playing in sand on the beach in LA.
‘Seeing him smile makes my heart explode,’ the 38-year-old widow wrote on Instagram.
His msile: Amanda Kloots shared this sweet snap of son Elvis, one, to her Instagram on Sunday. The tot’s father is the late Broadway actor Nick Cordero who passed from COVID-19 in July
‘I’m so grateful we live so close to the beach, it’s the ultimate playground!’ she added. ‘I am also a true Pisces at heart so the water is therapy for me!’
Just a few days ago on Instagram, Kloots had showed off a vase she made out of clay mixed with some of Cordero’s ashes.
The tall receptacle was decorated with a heart and held a huge bunch of long-stemmed white flowers.
In the accompanying caption, she wrote: ‘Elvis and I put our handprints into the clay before it was fired. I intend to always keep flowers in this vase, reminding me of Nick every time I look at it.’
‘I intend to always keep flowers in it’: Last Thursday, Kloots, 38, showed off the vase she made out of clay mixed with her husband’s ashes
Gone but not forgotten: She explained that the unique pottery would remind her of Cordero every time she looked at it
Creating memories: Kloots had shared images in mid-September showing herself and Elvis making a vase out of clay at a pottery studio
‘Beyond beautiful’: She explained that the clay was mixed with some of Cordero’s ashes and that turning it into something new was ‘a way to keep him living!’
Lasting memorial: ‘This was so incredible and really felt special. A way to turn something sad into something joyful,’ she shared at the time
Kloots, who married Cordero in 2017, posted images in mid-September showing herself and her little boy throwing clay mixed with ashes on a potter’s wheel.
She explained at the time that the experience had been ‘incredible’ and ‘a way to turn something sad into something joyful.’
She also shared that she had scattered some of his ashes in the Pacific Ocean as well.
The rising Broadway star succumbed to complications of COVID-19 in July after three months in intensive care in a LA hospital. He was 41.
Gone but not forgotten: Cordero died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA on July 5 where he’d been hospitalized since March suffering from complications of COVID-19. He was 41
Kloots and Elvis have subsequently moved into the home in LA’s Laurel Canyon that she and Cordero purchased after relocating from New York City.
They were in the process of remodeling the property when the actor became sick, and he never got to live in the home.
On October 20, Kloots shared a photo of the couple and their baby posing on a street in the heart of the Laurel Canyon community.
‘One year ago today we found our home in Laurel Canyon. You can see the open house paper in Nicks hand,’ she wrote.
Kloots, who is making a living as a fitness instructor, has been focused on raising her son and also on keeping Cordero’s memory alive.
She’s been working with her sister Anna on a memoir of her time with the Rock Of Ages star, his long battle with COVID-19 and how she’s coming to terms with his death.
Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero is set to be published on June 29, 2021, by HarperCollins, Playbill.com reported.
What should have been: On October 20, Kloots shared a photo of herself, Cordero and their son posing on a street in LA, sharing: ‘One year ago today we found our home in Laurel Canyon. You can see the open house paper in Nicks hand’
Home: While the couple took possession of the house before Cordero fell ill, pictured in a snap Kloots shared, the actor never got to live in it. Kloots and Elvis finally moved in in August
Book: Kloots has been working on a memoir of her time with the actor, his battle with COVID-19 and how she’s coming to terms with his death. It’s set to be published in June next year