Amanda Kloots and her son Elvis have moved into the house that she and her late husband Nick Cordero bought before his death.
The 38-year-old fitness instructor took to Instagram today to share a photo that she, Nick, and Elvis posed for the day they got the keys to the house several months ago, before they started on renovations.
She wrote that while she thought she’d be ‘terrified’ to finally move in after Nick’s death from COVID-19 complications at age 41, she is finding the fact that they purchased the home together ‘comforting.’
‘This is us, the day we got our keys to our first home before we started renovations,’ Amanda wrote, captioning the snapshot of her, Nick, and Elvis sitting on the floor in an empty room.
‘I remember taking this picture, documenting the “before” so we could show the progress each month,’ she went on.
‘Nick bought us this house. He found the listing, insisted on going to the open house, and did all the work to get the mortgage. He knew we needed a home and I’m so grateful, especially now, for his foresight.
‘We move into our new home today and I thought I’d be terrified but it’s oddly been comforting,’ she said.
‘Isn’t that funny how the things you get yourself so worried about emotionally sometimes aren’t that bad in the end? I think this is because I know this was Nick’s dream and today Elvis and I are bringing that dream to life.
‘And in the words of my favorite Broadway director, Susan Stroman, “Do it full out with great conviction!”
Well wishes have quickly poured in from other social media users, including a few celebrities.
‘I love you. He is there with you. And we will help you make that house your home,’ wrote Zach Braff, who was close friends with Nick.
‘Congrats on your new home. May it be a place of healing, new and beautiful memories and may you and Elvis feel Nick with every step of the way. Sending you all my love,’ added Jennifer Love Hewitt.
While Amanda and Elvis are officially moving into the home today, the moving process began yesterday, and Amanda shared updates on Instagram.
Professional movers and organizers from Simplify and Move LA helped her get her new home in order, and she showed off the gleaming kitchen and a beautifully-organized medicine cabinet in her bathroom.
Elvis’ nursery was all set up, too, with diaper stuff divided into day and night time in one drawer and the baby’s pajamas, socks, hats, sweaters, shoes, and other items in expertly-divided bins inside drawers.
Amanda also showed off her magnet collection on her fridge, including ones for Broadway shows and places she has traveled. Hanging there is also a photo of Nick and Elvis.
And just before going to bed last night, she showed off a special memento she took with her: a ring made out of a paper straw that Nick made for her one night at a bar before they started dating.
‘He said, he was like, will you marry me? And he made me this ring. And I kept it ever since. I still have it. And how cute is that? I can’t get rid of it,’ she said, showing it off on her finger.
Nick died on July 5 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after spending more than 90 days fighting for his life with coronavirus.
‘God has another angel in heaven now,’ Amanda wrote on Instagram at the time. ‘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. Nick was such a bright light.’
She explained that Cordero was ‘was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk’ and that 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,’ she said.
She went on to thank the medical team that aided her husband in his tumultuous months-long health battle.
‘To Nick’s extraordinary doctor, Dr. David Ng, you were my positive doctor! There are not many doctors like you. Kind, smart, compassionate, assertive and always eager to listen to my crazy ideas or call yet another doctor for me for a second opinion. You’re a diamond in the rough.⠀
‘I cannot begin to thank everyone enough for the outpour of love , support and help we’ve received these last 95 days. You have no idea how much you lifted my spirits at 3pm everyday as the world sang Nicks song, Live Your Life. We sang it to him today, holding his hands.
‘As I sang the last line to him, “they’ll give you hell but don’t you light 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,’ she concluded.