Kelsey Parker has spoken candidly about her journey with grief after tragically losing her husband Tom Parker to brain cancer eight months ago.
The mother-of-two, 32, said she was ‘soulmates’ with the late The Wanted singer, detailing how lucky they were to have one another for their 13-year relationship.
Speaking about her grief, she said there are tough days and said she can ‘face every emotion in a day’ at times – admitting that her and Tom’s children, Aurelia, three, and Bodhi, two, keep her going.
‘We were soulmates’: Tom Parker’s widow Kelsey reveals she feels ‘lucky’ to have found The Wanted singer… admitting she ‘can face every emotion in a day’ during her journey with grief
Tom lost his life in March this year at the age of 33, after a year-and-a-half long battle with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer.
In a new interview for Fabulous Magazine, Kelsey shared that she fondly remembers her late husband rather than holding on to anger.
She and Tom met when they were teenagers, before the latter catapulted to fame with bandmates Max George, Jay McGuinness, Nathan Sykes and Siva Kaneswaran in The Wanted.
Reminiscing over the relationship, the beauty dubbed herself ‘lucky’ as she explained: ‘How lucky am I? People go through their whole life and don’t find love, and I’ve had that, I fell in love really hard, we were soulmates.’
Heartbreaking: Tom lost his life in March this year at aged 33, after a year and a half long battle with brain cancer (Kelsey and Tom pictured in 2016)
Family: Kelsey admitted that their children, Aurelia, three, and Bodhi, two,’get me out of bed’
Continuing that she ‘can’t be sad’, Kelsey explained that they had completed so much together as a couple, having lived life in the fast lane.
She said knowing everyone has a ‘journey’ often keeps the anger away, sharing that she wants to be open about grief and continue with her own life.
‘You can face every emotion in a day. I wake up happy, then angry, then sad, then I can be happy again, it is a rollercoaster,’ she explained of the grieving process.
Emotions: ‘You can face every emotion in a day. I wake up happy, then angry, then sad, then I can be happy again. It is a rollercoaster,’ she explained of the grieving process
Tragic: Kelsey is pictured with her late husband Tom
New connection: Continuing with life after the heartbreaking time, MailOnline revealed last week that Kelsey is now in the early stages of a relationship with new man Sean Boggans (pictured)
Admitting she talks to Tom and asks him questions, Kelsey added that she sees ‘signs’ from the late singer everywhere.
The pair welcomed daughter Aurelia in 2019 and son Bodhi in 2020, with Kelsey explaining that she wants them to experience everything their late father would have hoped for them.
She said her two children have been a ‘godsend’ for her because they have got her out of bed every morning and kept her motivated.
Continuing with life after the heartbreaking time, MailOnline revealed last week that Kelsey is now in the early stages of a relationship with new man Sean Boggans.
Kelsey and Sean, a father-of-two, are believed to have met when she took a break with friends in Lindos, Rhodes, in September.
‘It’s very early days and no-one knows what the future will bring, but for now, Kelsey is happy that someone else has come into her life,’ said a source.
It was also revealed that electrician Sean was jailed in 2013 killing a stranger with a single punch while waiting for a taxi outside an east London.
He spent time behind bars after fatally punching Shaun McDermott, 44, during a heated argument over a taxi outside the Havering Oak pub in Romford.
Boggans was waiting for his then-girlfriend to collect him when an argument broke out with the 44-year-old, who was knocked to the ground during the skirmish. CCTV footage later captured the electrician walking away from the scene.
Elsewhere, Kelsey has created a new six-part series, Life After Tom, for ITVBe – showing how she and her two children navigate life following the singer’s death.
The show will feature unseen videos and memories of the couple, alongside following Kelsey as he navigates mourning while continuing motherhood.
New show: Kelsey has created a new six-part series, Life After Tom, for ITVBe – showing how she and her two children navigate life following the singer’s death