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Amanda Kloots says writing book about Nick Cordero was 'therapeutic'

June 14 (UPI) -- Amanda Kloots says writing her book about her life with her late husband, Nick Cordero, was a "therapeutic" experience.

The 39-year-old television personality discussed her memoir, Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero, during Monday's episode of CBS This Morning.

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Cordero, an actor known for his work on Broadway, died at age 41 in July 2020 after being hospitalized for over three months due to complications from COVID-19. Cordero and Kloots married in September 2017 and have a 2-year-old son, Elvis.

On CBS This Morning, Kloots said she started writing her book two weeks after Cordero's death.

"I was back in Ohio with my family, kinda taking some time just to kind of process everything," Kloots said. "I'll tell you what, I don't think I could write this book now. When I started this, putting everything down on paper, everything was just so in front of my mind."

"It just honestly felt so good to write it down, to get it out of my head ... It was extremely therapeutic and really cathartic to take that trauma and put it down on a piece of paper," she added.

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Kloots shared updates on social media throughout Cordero's battle with COVID-19. She said on CBS This Morning that Cordero's doctor David Ang helped her keep a positive attitude during Cordero's illness.

"Day one, he told me, he said, 'Amanda, if we look at this in a positive light, there's possibilities. If we look at it in a negative light, we have no options,'" Kloots recalled. "That just really stuck to me and it still does today."

"I think grieving is tough. It is a road that you can only go on yourself. It is a rollercoaster -- it's ups and downs, twists and turns," she added. "It's a tough road, but I really do think that if you can find one thing a day -- one thing that keeps you happy, one thing that makes you smile -- by the end of the week, you have this beautiful bouquet."

Kloots encouraged people to keep moving forward while also following safety protocols.

"I just think that we have to keep moving forward, we have to still wear our masks and try to socially distance and just be careful and get your vaccine," she said. "As we slowly come back into the world, just don't forget where we were a year ago and how things have changed."

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Live Your Life will be released Tuesday.

Kloots joined The Talk as a co-host in December.

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