Kelsey Parker shares Kate Ferdinand’s advice on life after Tom
Tom Parker's widow Kelsey has told how her good friend Kate Ferdinand has been helping her with advice on how to move on with her life.
The Wanted singer died in March aged 33 after being diagnosed with glioblastoma in October 2020, leaving behind wife Kelsey and their two young children.
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Kelsey, who had first started dating Tom when they were 19, has told The Sun that she has had support from friends Rio Ferdinand - who lost his first wife Rebecca to breast cancer in 2015 when she was 34 - and wife Kate Ferdinand who he married in 2019.
She said: "Kate was a really great person to speak to. I was talking to her about how I want to get rid of our bed, but I said to her: ‘How are people going to look at me for that?’ If I do want to move forward, I’ve got to take these steps.
"Kate said: ‘You’ve just got to not worry what anyone else thinks. You are the only person that gets into that bed, so you need to do what’s right for you.’"
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Kelsey is set to appear in ITVBe documentary series Kelsey Parker: Life After Tom which begins on Thursday, where she will share how she is making their children's lives as busy and happy as possible.
She has also started dating again after meeting electrician Sean Boggans through mutual friends at a wedding in Greece in September.
Despite the heartbreak of losing Tom, Kelsey said she felt "lucky" to have found her "soulmate" in her late husband and to have spent many happy years with him.
She said: "What we did over the 13 years that we got to spend together, people don’t get to do that in their lifetime. We went to Buckingham Palace. We have the most outrageous stories that we shared together. And that’s why I can’t be sad, because I got to do that with him and share that with him."
Kelsey Parker: Life After Tom begins on Thursday at 9pm on ITVBe.
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