Tom Parker’s widow says their daughter, 2, thinks The Wished singer is on tour: ‘He is not coming again’


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Tom Parker’s widow Kelsey is opening up about her life after dropping the singer.

The member of the English boy band The Wished handed away in March at age 33. He was identified with stage 4 glioblastoma in 2020.

On Tuesday, Kelsey appeared on the British discuss present “Lorraine” and mentioned how she and her daughter Aurelia Rose, 2, have been adjusting.

“I’ve been really honest, but she does still talk about him every day and she doesn’t quite understand that he’s not coming back,” Kelsey admitted. “So I have to be really blunt to say he’s not coming, that’s it. He’s dead and he’s not coming back.”


 Tom Parker and Kelsey Hardwick Parker married in 2018.

 Tom Parker and Kelsey Hardwick Parker married in 2018.
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Kelsey and Parker married in 2018. They welcomed a son named Bodhi Thomas in November 2020 after his prognosis. The heartbroken partner mentioned Bodhi hasn’t gotten a grasp of the scenario, however Aurelia insists that her father continues to be on tour together with his bandmates.

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“She’s a bit like, ‘Well, you’ve been on tour, so is he going to come back from this?’” mentioned Kelsey. “She’s just really confused by it. She does ask me every day about him. We have little things around the house of Tom’s, so she’ll see his wallet and be like, ‘Oh, that’s daddy’s wallet!’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s daddy’s wallet.’”

Kelsey shared that regardless of Parker’s prognosis, their dwelling remained a spot of optimism for his or her youngsters earlier than his passing.

“Our house was never sad,” she defined. “It was a happy place to be in, so we wanted to write a book and share that with people. That you can be in a really dark place, but take some light from it.”


“[The kids] wake up happy… so I can’t be sad,” she continued. “And he wouldn’t want us to be sad and mourning. Don’t get me wrong, I get my bad days, of course, I do. At night, it is lonely. But this is my life, I have to get on with it.”

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Nonetheless, Kelsey mentioned she’s nonetheless attempting to make sense of dropping her beloved husband.

“He was my actual best friend,” she mentioned. “I just love him so much. I think it’s that I don’t get to text him when things happen and I don’t get to call him. I think that’s what I find really, really hard. I really miss him.”

Simply days earlier than his dying, Parker introduced his new ebook on Instagram. He advised his followers that it was “not about dying” however “about living.”


Tom Parker and Kelsey shared two children.

Tom Parker and Kelsey shared two youngsters.
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The Wished reunited for a short U.Okay. tour proper earlier than Parker’s dying. The musicians served as pallbearers at his London funeral. They’ve since canceled an upcoming performer earlier this month, telling followers that they had been “still processing” his dying.

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