KEY POINTS

  • Amanda Kloots shared a touching photo with son Elvis on Instagram
  • Kloots revealed touching moments from the memorial service held for Nick Cordero
  • The ceremony was held a week after the Broadway actor died from complications of coronavirus

A week after Nick Cordero passed away from complications caused by COVID-19, his wife, Amanda Kloots, close friends and family members gathered together to remember and honor the late Broadway star. The widow has now shared moments from the "beautiful" memorial service on social media.

On Sunday, Kloots took to Instagram and shared a photo of herself and their 1-year-old son, Elvis, along with a lengthy message. In it, she revealed that her husband, who appeared in “Blue Bloods,” would have wanted a celebration, so she held one for him. The fitness trainer added that Cordero would have loved the ceremony, which she described as “beautiful and perfect.”

“His spirit was definitely there,” Kloots said of her late husband.

During the memorial, which was held on Saturday, the guests listened to the song “I’m Here” from the musical “The Color Purple.” Kloots shared that she and Cordero watched this show and were simply in awe of it.

"As it was being played last night the lyrics in the second half of the song hit me hard,” Kloots wrote.

She then opened up about how she has been feeling after Cordero's death, admitting that she is scared of her “new normal” and how she is slowly navigating life without her husband by her side, Pop Culture reported.

“But, I know Nick is up above routing [sic] for me, believing in me and hoping for me. He wants me to LIVE this new life and he wants me to be the best version of myself for our son,” Kloots said, adding that she promised this to Cordero at the hospital.

Thus, the song, she said, would be her motto every time she doubts herself. Kloots also acknowledged that she still has a “long journey ahead,” one that she never anticipated she would be on.

“No one can tell me how to do it, I have to do it. I may do things right, I may do them wrong. There isn’t a perfect way,” Kloots said.

She added that she would take it one day at a time and that she trusts that God is leading the way and Cordero “is [their] angel.”

The memorial comes a week after Cordero passed away on July 5 due to coronavirus complications. The Broadway star spent 95 days at a hospital in Los Angeles.

Amanda Kloots, Nick Cordero Amanda Kloots and Nick Cordero attend the Beyond Yoga x Amanda Kloots Collaboration Launch Event on August 27, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Beyond Yoga