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Amanda Kloots prepares for first Christmas without late husband Nick Cordero

This will be Amanda Kloots’ first Christmas without her late husband Nick Cordero, who tragically died from complications of COVID-19 in July.

With less than a week to go until Christmas Day, the fitness trainer took some time out to reflect on the one and only Christmas the couple got to spend with their son. 

And she captured the love and joy of the holiday spent together as a family in a lovely photo of the Broadway star cradling their now 18-month-old boy, Elvis.

Priceless memories: Amanda Kloots reflected on her first holiday season without late husband Nick Cordero by remembering their one and only Christmas spent together with their son Elvis

Cordero was absolutely beaming with pride and joy in the adorable snap that was taken about three months before he was diagnosed with the coronavirus in March 2020.

‘One of my favorite pictures of Nick and Elvis,’ Kloots, 38, shared with heartfelt emotion. 

‘This was last Christmas. My family flew down to South Carolina and had a very Hallmark style Christmas at the @montagepalmettobluff.’

She ended the post by adding, ‘I’ll never forget it. Hug your loved ones close guys.’

Here comes Santa Claus: Kloots, 38, shared a Christmas photo of mother and her 18-month-old son where she asked: 'Naughty or nice'

Here comes Santa Claus: Kloots, 38, shared a Christmas photo of mother and her 18-month-old son where she asked: ‘Naughty or nice’

Earlier this month, Kloots shared her e-holiday card showing herself wearing a 'live your life' shirt while holding Elvis in her arms

Earlier this month, Kloots shared her e-holiday card showing herself wearing a ‘live your life’ shirt while holding Elvis in her arms

Earlier this month, Kloots shared her e-holiday card: a photo of herself wearing a ‘live your life’ shirt while holding Elvis in her arms. 

‘Don’t let them kill your light, not without a fight. Live your life. God bless you this holiday season. May you have a safe and healthy new year too!’ she wrote in the caption.

She ended the message with a direct reference to it being the first Christmas since Cordero’s passing.

‘The holidays will be different for us this year, but I find that holiday cards bring cheer, happiness and hope. We could all use a little bit of that!’

In the spirit: Kloots got an early start on setting up her holiday decorations which she documented with a photo of her Christmas tree she posted on Instagram on November 10

In the spirit: Kloots got an early start on setting up her holiday decorations which she documented with a photo of her Christmas tree she posted on Instagram on November 10

Spirited! Kloots pronounced 'Hooray for the holidays' to everyone who would listen

Spirited! Kloots pronounced ‘Hooray for the holidays’ to everyone who would listen

Kloots got an early start on setting up her holiday decorations which she documented with a photo of her Christmas tree she posted on Instagram on November 10.

She revealed that she and her brother Todd wanted to make her home in Los Angeles feel festive early because she had hoped to be able to visit family in Ohio for the holidays.

‘I knew this might be a hard thing to do so I chose to make it joyful with my brother,’ she admitted of her emotional journey. 

‘I decided not to question anything this year. I hung every sentimental ornament and all our stockings. Some of it doesn’t make any sense at all, but it’s ok. For me, right now, it’s ok. I think in an odd way it makes me feel like Nick is still here.’ 

Sisterly love: Kloots teamed up with her sister Anna Kloots for their 25 days of Kloots Sister's Christmas this holiday season

Sisterly love: Kloots teamed up with her sister Anna Kloots for their 25 days of Kloots Sister’s Christmas this holiday season

Tis' the season: During their -- 25 days of Kloots Sister's Christmas --  Amanda and Anna come up with an array of fun activities for everyone to do in the safely of their own homes, all while getting into the holiday spirit

Tis’ the season: During their — 25 days of Kloots Sister’s Christmas —  Amanda and Anna come up with an array of fun activities for everyone to do in the safely of their own homes, all while getting into the holiday spirit

Kloots is also feeling festive this holiday season by teaming up with her sister Anna Kloots for their 25 days of Kloots Sister’s Christmas.

During those 25 days, the ladies have been coming up with an array of fun activities for everyone to do in the safely of their own homes, all while getting into the holiday spirit.    

Just days after announcing the Kloots Sister’s Christmas, the fitness guru shared a photo of father and son sleeping together, with the caption, ‘A year ago. My boys sleeping together. I loved finding them like this, all snuggled up together napping.’

She went on share about still being stunned that some people sill believe the COVID-19 pandemic ‘is a hoax… something that won’t happen to them.’

‘COVID doesn’t care how old you are or if you’re a new dad and husband,’ she wrote in direct reference to the loss of Cordero: a husband, father, son and friend.

Heartbreaking: The fitness guru shared another holiday-inspired photo of Cordero with Elvis, where she shared about her love of watching them sleep together and how 'COVID-19 doesn't care how old you are or if you're a new dad and husband'

Heartbreaking: The fitness guru shared another holiday-inspired photo of Cordero with Elvis, where she shared about her love of watching them sleep together and how ‘COVID-19 doesn’t care how old you are or if you’re a new dad and husband’

It has been more than five months since Cordero died after a long battle with complications of COVID-19.   

During his fight for life the Bullets Over Broadway star suffered from pneumonia, blood-clotting issues that forced doctors to amputate his right leg and severe damage to his lung, among other extreme health hardships.

Cordero eventually passed away at the age of 41 on July 5 after 95 days in a Los Angeles hospital.         

RIP: Cordero passed away on July 5 after battling complications of COVID-19 for nearly four months. He was just 41-years-old

RIP: Cordero passed away on July 5 after battling complications of COVID-19 for nearly four months. He was just 41-years-old


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