Amanda Kloots shares a question her son asked on dad Nick Cordero’s birthday
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Amanda Kloots shares a question her son asked on dad Nick Cordero’s birthday

Amanda Kloots is opening up about how her 4-year-old son Elvis is coping with the death of his dad, Nick Cordero.

“It came up several times. And of course, it always happens at random, weird times,” the 42-year-old TV personality explained on’s “In Conversation” series. Cordero died from complications related to Covid-19 in 2020.

The Tell me your dreams the author added that watching her deal with the situation and ask her mother difficult questions as she grows up is a “battle of emotions”. It is hard.”

Kloots cited a specific example from Cordero’s birthday this year and said, “That’s the best way to sum up how he understands everything now.”

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Nick Cordero and Amanda Kloots.
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“On Nick’s birthday,” she said, “I like to plan a celebration for that day. So we get a cake and sing Dada Happy Birthday. This year we went to Del Frisco’s (Steakhouse) because it was Nick and (my favorite).” She added that the steakhouse was “iconic” to the couple. “This became our place.”

Kloots continued: “So I took Elvis there for Nick’s birthday this year (with) my girlfriend and her fiancé. And I dress Elvis in a nice little suit and tell him about Dada’s birthday. And he asks, “Will he be there?” So that’s where we’re at.”

She explained that Elvis is “very honest” about his dad being dead because Kloots made it a priority to clarify that. “He knows he has a dad. He knows his dad is dead. And he says very sincerely: “my Dada is dead.” He will say (this). Because I’ve been very clear about this. I didn’t mean… “He’s in the clouds.”

Although Kloots’ belief in her husband’s spirit watching over his family “ran much deeper than I ever thought,” she stated that she felt it would not be cognitively helpful to explain Elvis’s dad’s death in this way.

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“I believe Nick is watching over us every day and is with Elvis at school and with us now… But cognitively, I don’t think he’s fully aware of it right now,” she said, adding, “It’s coming though.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the mother of one said she preferred to look after her child herself rather than use day care or babysitters.

“As a parent, I add at least $100 to my bill for child care,” Kloots said when discussing her dating life.

And when she hires a caregiver, Kloots said, “I treat my caregivers well because they are my child, and when I think about the dollar amount to keep my child safe, healthy and happy — there is no dollar amount.”