Anderson Cooper became emotional Friday “Anderson Cooper 360” in an interview with a woman who lost her husband due to COVID-19.
Doctors told Katie Coelho that her husband Jonathan Coelho had to beat the coronavirus. Thenshe received a call from the hospital earlier this week to inform her that her husband, 32, has died. Before dying, he left him a love note and her two children on her phone.
Coelho remembered in tears the moments leading up to the death of her husband – of FaceTiming during her hospital stay at the receiving of a hospital call at 2 a.m. on Wednesday.
“He wrote a note that he …” said the CNN anchor emotionally before stopping to collect his thoughts. “That he left in his phone and part of it reads” I love you guys with all my heart and you have given me the best life I could have dreamed of. “”
Cooper tried to continue the interview, but was choking and needed a break.
“Sorry,” he said before Coelho reassured him. “OK” and joked: “Jonathan is good with his words, huh? “
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“Yeah,” Cooper replied with a slight smile before asking Tears of Coelho if she had friends and family around her.
Coelho said she has a lot of help, which has been great, especially when it comes to the kids, Braedyn, 2, and Penelope, 10 months.
“The past two days have been very hard and I’m really trying, but I don’t think I’m doing as good a job as I would like,” said the 33-year-old widow in tears before speaking. about how his two kids are holding up. “They don’t know they have lost the greatest human being, and they will only know their father through photos, memories and videos and this note, and to me it feels like is the worst part about it is that they won’t feel the love I’ve felt in the past 10 years with my husband. ”
Cooper remembered how he felt when he lost his father, Wyatt Cooper, when he was 10 years old.
“I can tell you that my father died when I was little and I know that he really tried not to die because he did not want to leave my brother and me and that we did not know him”, a said Cooper smothered. “The only thing I can tell you is that they will know him through you and the love you have for him, they will feel like he knows him because I know you will tell stories about him growing up and for the rest of their lives. . ”
Cooper also lost his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, less than a year ago.
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