Tom Parker’s widow Kelsey Parker was inundated with support on Thursday when she marked the one-year anniversary of his death.
Tom died on March 30 last year aged 33 following a two-year battle with brain cancer after being diagnosed with an inoperable tumour in October 2020.
The Wanted star and 32-year-old Kelsey share two young children – three-year-old Aurelia, and two-year-old Bodhi – and on Thursday doting mum Kelsey took them to visit the Parker’s family bench.
She also posted a gorgeous photo of herself and Tom with the caption: ‘One year without you. forever my soul mate.’
Hundreds of supportive messages piled up in the comment section below Kelsey’s post, with the likes of Ashley Cain, Kieran Hayler and Chloe Lewis all sending their love.
Kelsey’s close friends Kelsey-Ann and Jemma Louise also took to social media to mark the day and revealed the group had visited the family bench with their children.
Doting mum Kelsey revealed in July that she’d mounted a plaque in Tom’s honour on the bench which was initially erected to mark the death of her uncle.
Tom’s plaque reads: ‘Thomas Anthony Parker – Loving Husband, Son & Father Forever In Our Hearts 04.08.88 – 30.03.22.’
On Wednesday, Kelsey discussed the importance of speaking about grief ahead of the release of a new MTV series.
Coinciding with Tom’s death anniversary was the launch of MTV Faces, a new series which sees Ashley Cain, who tragically lost his eight-month-old daughter Azaylia to leukaemia in April 2021, speak to others affected by the loss of a loved one.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk before the show’s launch, Kelsey shared: ‘Even when Tom first died, I felt like I had to wear black, and go out and have a veil across my face, and be this mourning widow. But life’s not like that now.
‘We’re so open, we talk about depression, we talk about anxiety. We talk about all this stuff. But no one is talking about grief and I feel [the series] has given us an opportunity to talk about it and say, “you know what, this is what grief actually looks like”.’
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