AceShowbiz - Amanda Kloots has reflected on her relationship with her late husband Nick Cordero. Speaking out about the highs and lows in her marriage to the "Going in Style" actor, who passed away in July 2020 from COVID-19 complications, "The Talk" co-host dubbed herself "not a good wife" in a new interview.
In a conversation with The New York Times published Thursday, June 10, about her upcoming memoir, "Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero", the 39-year-old widow began to judge herself, "I was not a good wife." The fitness instructor further hinted that she regretted not supporting her late husband's decision to focus on his music career instead of acting. "I was not understanding any of it," she admitted.
"I was like, 'This is a waste of time, and we have no money.' He did not feel supported by me. I wasn't supportive," Amanda continued. The mother of Elvis Eduardo explained to the outlet that back in 2019, a year after Nick wrapped up his role in "A Bronx Tale" on Broadway, the actor was thinking of switching gears and pursuing a career in songwriting. At the time, she was teaching fitness classes in New York, while her late husband believed his career could thrive in Los Angeles.
Amanda also opened up that she and Nick fought for a year about the move before coming to an agreement. "We fought about it for a year. I finally came to a place of, 'This is marriage, you have to compromise.' " She added that she "learned to appreciate his music too late," and still feels regretful about her marriage to the Broadway actor. She told the publication, "But I'm determined to keep his voice alive."
Amanda seemed to never stop showing her love to Nick as she constantly shares memories of her late husband on her Instagram page. To celebrate her son Elvis' 2nd birthday, she posted an old photo of her and the "Mob Town" actor looking at their newborn son at the time. In the caption, she penned a sweet message, calling the late actor "the cutest Dad." She wrote, "Nick was immediately the cutest Dad and we both couldn't believe our little miracle had finally arrived. Two years later I still look into his soulful eyes and thank God for our miracle. Happy Birthday, Elvis!"
A day prior to Elvis' birthday post, Amanda posted another throwback photo of herself during a work out session. In the photo that showed the couple laughing, she said, "One of my favorite pictures of Nick and I caught by @algardella two days before going into labor. I was still working out, of course, and training Nick. We would go to Central Park or outside to the back of our building and do our sessions. Even 40 weeks pregnant I still kicked his butt."