Tom Parker’s devastated wife, Kelsey, paid a long and moving tribute to him when she announced that he had died of a brain tumor at the age of 33.
The couple had spoken about wanting to have more children in one of their last heartbreaking joint interviews.
The couple, who married in 2018, admitted that although they hoped the New Year would see them become parents for the third time, they felt very lucky to have Aurelia and Bodhi already.
Kelsey mentioned, “Everything happens for a reason. We’re lucky to have a boy and a girl. The age gap was short.”
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Tom agreed, adding, “So if we didn’t have any more, we’d be happy,” as Kelsey chimed in, “But we won’t!”
Opening up more about how they see their 2022 unfolding, Tom replied at the time, “Hopefully no cancer, no more babies and no more shows with The Wanted.”
The couple had a beautiful love story and often shared beautiful family photos on social networks.
Tom and Kelsey met at a nightclub in 2009 just before they shot to fame with boy band The Wanted. Despite the band’s busy touring schedule and legion of female fans, Tom and Kelsey remained devoted to each other.
They got engaged in 2016 and married in a beautiful ceremony covered exclusively by OK! in July 2018.
It took place at Ridge Farm in Surrey, with Tom calling it the “best day of his life” for him and his new wife.
They opened up about their marriage after they got married and explained that they instantly knew they were meant to be.
“It was literally love at first sight,” Kelsey said. “I saw him outside a nightclub in London and grabbed my friend and said, ‘Oh my god, I love him.’ He’s the love of my life. Boys always say we’re the boy and girl version of each other, that’s why it works.”
Tom added: “It was instantaneous. I knew as soon as I saw her that I saw her as the mother of my children.”
Tom and Kelsey welcomed their first child, daughter Aurelia, on June 30, 2019, announcing her birth on Instagram with an adorable snap.
Then, in May 2020, Tom and Kelsey exclusively announced to OK! magazine that they were expecting their second child, a baby boy.
The couple then welcomed their second child into the world, with Tom’s bandmate Max George sharing the happy news on ITV’s Lorraine.
Kelsey showed unwavering support for her husband after his brain tumor diagnosis.
The couple spoke to OK! about the difficult news they had received and as his world crumbled around him, it was his wife Kelsey who had to step in, putting her final weeks of pregnancy in the back of her mind to focus on the fact to be there for her shocked husband.
“I’m still in shock, there’s so much to take in,” Tom said at the time, “I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t expect it to be this You never think this will happen to you.”
Kelsey said: “It’s been a crazy six weeks. We had a suspicion something was wrong in July, but we never could have guessed it was.”
Three weeks before his death, Tom shares a beautiful tribute video wishing his wife a happy birthday.
“Happy birthday to the love of my life @being_kelsey, have the happiest of days! You deserve the world,” the star wrote to his wife as they danced and kissed in never-before-seen wedding footage.
You can see all of Tom and Kelsey’s exclusive wedding photos here
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