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Tom Parker's Widow Kelsey Says Daughter Thinks He's Still On Tour

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Tom Parker's Widow Kelsey Says Daughter Thinks He's Still On Tour

Kelsey Parker said her daughter Aurelia doesn't understand that her dad is 'not coming back', she revealed in a recent interview.

Kelsey is the widow of Tom Parker, The Wanted star who died at just 33 years old from an inoperable brain tumour.

The mum-of-two opened up about life after Tom, explaining that her eldest is still convinced her dad is coming home.

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Speaking to Loraine Kelly today, 14 June, Kelsey said: "Whenever [Aurelia] sees pictures of her dad, she’s like, 'It’s my dad!' She’ll be three at the end of this month.

"I’ve been really honest, she does still talk about him every day, she doesn’t quite understand he’s not coming back."

Heartbreakingly, this has meant that Kelsey has had to be 'really blunt and say he’s not coming back, that’s it, he’s dead and he’s not coming back because she doesn’t really understand'.

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"She’s just really confused by it. She thinks he's on tour. But we do then talk about him every day. She does ask me every day about him."


Kelsey went on to say that her late husband 'wouldn't want us to be sad' and that: "It's lonely at night, but I have to live my life. We have been through so much together. The love I had for him was like no other.

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"I find it hard that I can't text or call him to tell him things. I have lost the love of my life."

People have rallied around Kelsey since her loss, with fans pouring in tributes for the star: "Everyone has a story about him and they loved him. I couldn't even read all the messages that I got. I was so lucky to have him as a husband."


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Shortly before passing, Tom wrote a memoir called Hope: My Inspirational Life.

He said that the book 'is not about dying: It's a book about living'.

The book was released on 26 May and has already become a Sunday Times Bestseller.

Kelsey took to Instagram to say: "My boy is still number one Sunday times best seller Today I’m off to @global summertime ball. This is so bittersweet for me, every time I’ve ever been Tom has always performed on the stage. Will be so strange for me but will 100% be having a drink and a dance just like you would Tommy boy."

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If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677 

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Instagram/being_kelsey

Topics: Health, Parenting

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