Kelsey Parker Reveals Why It 'Felt Right' To Open Up In New Interview
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Kelsey, 32, took to Instagram on Sunday evening to thank followers for all their kind messages and reassurance, after she chatted to The Sun on Sunday about the devastating moment Tom passed away in March.
"Thank you for all your kind messages today and over the last few weeks. I wasn’t sure if or when to do an interview but Tom always believed in sharing our journey so this felt right," she said.
"All of your messages have reassured me of that. I can’t tell you what it means to us. For keeping Tom and the kids in all of your thoughts and prayers. Positive Parkers Forever. Thank you."
Tom sadly died at the age of 33, after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in October 2020.
This weekend, Kelsey spoke for the first time about Tom's death. She told The Sun on Sunday: “It was still beautiful until the very end. It was just us and there was so much love in that room.
“Live Forever by Oasis was playing. He was sedated and I was holding his hand... When he passed away I closed his eyes and I gave him a kiss and said I love you. I told him he was my everything.”
Kelsey also opened up about how she broke the devastating news to their children - Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one.
Explaining that Aurelia had been 'confused' when Tom was taken to the hospice where he later passed away, Kelsey added: "On the Wednesday when I knew I was going in to see Tom I said to her, 'I want to make sure that Daddy is OK and the angels come and take him'."
"We’ve just been really really honest with the children because you have to be. But having to tell her that her daddy had died, that was really tough."
Tom was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in October 2020 after suffering a series of "unexplained" seizures during the summer months the same year.
Before Tom passed away, he had been able to reunite with his Wanted bandmates, for a greatest hits album and tour, visiting Liverpool, Hull and London in March 2022 for which Tom joined his bandmates on stage.
Our thoughts remain with Kelsey as well as Tom's loved ones.