Tom Parker planning more kids after latest brain tumour news

·Contributor
·2-min read
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04:  Tom Parker and Kelsey Hardwick attend The London Cabaret Club launch party at The Bloomsbury Ballroom on May 4, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett / Getty Images for The London Cabaret Club )
Tom and Kelsey Parker are planning for the future. (David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The London Cabaret Club)

Tom Parker's wife Kelsey has said they are planning for more children after recent positive news about his brain tumour.

The Wanted singer was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in summer 2020 while his wife was pregnant with their second child.

Read more: Tom Parker urges fans to get COVID vaccine

But with good news about the effects of his treatment, the couple have told OK! magazine they are positive about their future and want to have more children together.

Kelsey said: "We are looking to the future now. We are planning for more children – I’ve always wanted a big family and I think we’ll end up with four."

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/09/17: Kelsey Hardwick and Tom Parker attending the press night for Big the Musical at the Dominion Theatre in London. (Photo by Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Tom and Kelsey Parker have recently had better news about his diagnosis. (Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

However, she added that the 16-month age gap between daughter Aurelia and son Bodhi had been tough, so they wanted to space out any future kids a little more.

Talking about his treatment, she said: "Tom was recently told he’d had a 'significant reduction' in the size of the tumour. 

"We just stood in our bedroom crying tears of joy and relief. We are looking to our future with nothing but positivity."

Watch: The Wanted's Tom Parker welcomes son

Tom and Kelsey's youngest child Bodhi was born at the end of October 2020, and when their children are old enough, the couple plan to be open with them about their dad's diagnosis.

Kelsey said she wanted her children to know that "life isn’t always rosy", but that they would explain that they were fighting the illness together.

Tom, 32, is currently on his third round of chemotherapy for glioblastoma and was told in January that the tumour had significantly reduced in size.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

However, despite their incredibly tough year, Kelsey added that they were staying positive and that she hadn't cried so far this year, describing Tom as "a miracle husband".

Earlier this year, Tom described Kelsey as his "pillar of strength" in an Instagram post.

He wrote: “It’s not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters.

"My family. My cheerleaders."

The singer added: "My pillar of strength, even when you felt like crumbling to pieces. @being_kelsey"

Watch: Tom Parker reveals 'significant reduction' in tumour after terminal brain cancer diagnosis

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting