Tom Parker's widow says late The Wanted singer sends her 'signs'

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Watch: Tom Parker's widow Kelsey gives first TV interview since The Wanted star's passing

Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey Parker has opened up about her grief at his death, saying he sends her signs all the time.

The Wanted singer died in March at the age of 33, after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

Appearing on Loose Women for her first TV interview since Tom’s death, Kelsey said she was “trying to be as strong as possible”.

Kelsey Parker with husband Tom, who died in March. (PA)
Kelsey Parker with husband Tom, who died in March. (PA)

The 32-year-old – who has two young children with Tom – said her strength came 'from within', adding: “I have to wake up each day and think, ‘Right, come on, you can do it.'

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"What would he want me to do? He wouldn’t want me to sit around crying. He’d want me to get on with it.”

Kelsey said that when Tom was in a hospice before he died, they talked about him sending signs.

Kelsey Parker appeared on Loose Women. (Credit: ITV)
Kelsey Parker appeared on Loose Women. (Credit: ITV)

She told the panel: “He has given me so many signs… car alarms go off at four in the morning. I’m like, ‘Not four in the morning, Tom.'

"I do talk to him and that’s a release as well. I can feel him there.”

Kelsey also opened up about telling her and Tom’s children - Aurelia, two, and 19-month-old Bodhi – that their dad had passed away.

Kelsey Parker pays tribute to later singer Tom Parker
Kelsey Parker pays tribute to later singer Tom Parker

While Bodhi is too young to understand she has explained what happened to the couple’s daughter.

She said: “When Tom went into the hospice, she was really confused… I did say to her he wouldn’t be coming home from the hospice and on the Wednesday when he did die, I was leaving to go to the hospice and I just said to her, ‘I’ve got to go to make sure the angels take daddy. The angels are coming to collect him,’ which is a really horrible conversation.

"The next day I had to tell her her dad’s dead."

Tom Parker of The Wanted live on stage on day 2 at Fusion Festival on 31st August 2014 at Cofton Park, Birmingham
Tom Parker on stage in 2014. (PA)

Kelsey said she thought she was still in shock over her husband’s death.

She also told Nadia Sawalha and co that she felt so lucky to have found Tom and wanted to keep his legacy alive.

“It’s about the kids and learning and celebrating him,” she said.

“I want to be able to talk about their dad… Even the final moments were magical. That’s the sort of person he was.”

Parker was diagnosed with “inoperable” stage-four glioblastoma in 2020, while Kelsey was pregnant with their son.

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

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