Tom Parker's widow Kelsey says it's been 'a lot' conducting new romance in public eye

Singer Tom died last year after battling a brain tumour

Tom Parker died in 2022 at the age of 33. (PA)
Tom Parker died in 2022 at the age of 33. (PA)

Tom Parker’s widow Kelsey has said it's been "a lot" conducting a new romance in the spotlight after her husband's death, and that she refuses to feel guilty about moving forwards with her life.

The Wanted singer died in March last year at the age of 33 after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, leaving Kelsey, their daughter Aurelia, four, and son Bodhi, two.

Kelsey is now dating new man Sean Boggans and told Metro: "It became quite public and it was a lot for me, but I had the support of people.

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"My DMs were flooded with people saying they were happy for me and it’s all about breaking down those stereotypes of when is the right time?"

Kelsey Parker explored grief in a TV show. (Getty)
Kelsey Parker explored grief in a TV show. (Getty)

Kelsey, who has two young children with Tom, has been open about navigating her grief, doing a TV show entitled Life After Tom and penning a book about what she has been through.

She said there are not any rules when it comes to grieving and how people should do it, and that people need to do what works for them.

"I get asked if I feel guilty, but it’s like, guilty for living?" she told Metro.

"No, because I’m the one still here, I have to live my life now."

The Wanted perform live at The Fillmore in Miami Beach.  The band danced with and welcomed fans up onto the stage and also sprayed the front row with water towards the end of the show.  After posing for fans mobile phone selfies throughout, Max received a flag from the audience and one fan gave a t-shirt that said 'Wish you were Beer' that Jay McGuiness changed into and wore onstage. Miami Beach, FL, 9th May 2014.
The Wanted on stage. (PA Images/Alamy)

Tom was diagnosed with stage-four glioblastoma in 2020, when Kelsey was expecting their son Bodhi.

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She announced in March 2022 that he had died, saying in a moving Instagram post that she was “ forever proud” of him.

Addressing her new relationship, Kelsey recently said on Instagram that Tom was the love of her life but that Boggans had been "wonderful" and "supportive" and that she just needed to "get through the long days".

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