Tom Parker's widow Kelsey shares father's day message

Watch: Kelsey Parker shares father's day tribute to Tom Parker

Tom Parker's widow Kelsey has shared a message about it being the first father's day without her husband.

The Wanted singer died in March after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2020 and shared two children with his wife.

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Sharing a message on Instagram as well as video of herself with their children, Kelsey wrote: "I had an inbox full of lovely messages before 9am this morning and I can’t tell you how much it helped me put on my best smile and get up this morning.


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 Parker and Kelsey Hardwick attend The London Cabaret Club launch party. (Getty Images for The London Cabaret Club) (David M. Benett via Getty Images)

"Father’s Day is not easy for everyone but it’s a chance to celebrate all the amazing Dads out there including Tom and celebrating him is currently my favourite thing to do."

Kelsey has also been writing in OK about her father's day experience with her two children: "Aurelia’s nursery school has asked me about making cards and they said 'we know she will be able to cope with making a card' and she talks about her dad to them, so I’m more than happy for her to make a card for her dad."

She added: "In years to come I think it will get harder for the children. This year where they’re young and they don’t really understand it, in years to come we will make it a celebration.

"It will be hard for me, but for the children I don’t think it will be as hard this year. As they get older they’ll ask more questions about father’s day."

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, ENGLAND - JULY 04:  Tom Parker and Kelsey Hardwick attend the Mahiki Coconut tent at the Henley Royal Regatta on July 4, 2014 in Henley-on-Thames, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Tom Parker and Kelsey Hardwick attend the Henley Royal Regatta. (Getty Images) (David M. Benett via Getty Images)

Kelsey also recently spoke about her grieving process and how she is trying to be strong for their children.

She said on Instagram: "They wake up happy, they wake up in a good mood so then I can’t be sad. And he wouldn’t 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, I am lonely, but this is my life, I have to get on with it."

The two originally married in 2018 after meeting outside of a nightclub.

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