Kelsey Parker reveals her kids speak to late dad Tom everyday

EXCLUSIVE Tom Parker’s widow Kelsey reveals her young children still speak to their late father everyday: ‘They understand what a brain tumour is’

Tom Parker’s widow Kelsey has revealed their young children still talk to him every day.

The Wanted star Tom died aged 33 on March 30 2022 following a battle with brain cancer.

Speaking at Action For Children’s Starry Night Gala at London’s Battersea Arts Centre on Thursday night she said: ‘They speak to him every day.

‘Today my daughter said something like, “I see a winter. Oh daddy, do you see this?”.

‘She’ll go on to my nan’s garden, and be like “oh dad…”. She’ll start talking to him.

Tom Parker ‘s widow Kelsey has revealed their young children Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, 20 months, still talk to him every day and she encourages them to do so

Speaking at Action For Children’s Starry Night Gala at London’s Battersea Arts Centre on Thursday night, Kelsey added the children know what happened to their dad and understand what a brain tumour is

‘And I’m really into it. I’ll say, “Talk to your dad”.

She added: ‘The kids know absolutely everything about what happened. They understand what a brain tumour is.’

The couple share a daughter Aurelia, two, and a son Bodhi, 20 months.

Tom was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020.

Speaking about Christmas Kelsy said: ‘We used to always go to my mum’s, but I don’t want to always do the same as what we did because it’s not the same now. 

‘So this year my family are coming to me instead. Tom loved Christmas so much.

‘We’d both go shopping and decorate the tree together and he’d go extreme because he was so into this time of year.

‘And it’s kind of made me not like Christmas, even though I’m a very positive person.’

Tom was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020 and after his passing, Kelsey, 33, confirmed the tragic news to everyone (pictured here with their two children)

After Tom’s passing, Kelsey posted: ‘We are truly thankful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all unite to ensure Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children’

Tom Parker and his then fiancee Kelsey Hardwick arrive at Jurassic Park live at the Royal Albert Hall in London in November 2016

After Tom’s death, Kelsey, 33, found happiness with former convict Sean Boggans, who was jailed in 2013 for four years after he killed a man with one punch.

But she found herself the target of social media trolls for moving onto a new romance – something she has admitted was hard to be criticised for.

It is not known whether the pair are together anymore.

Other guests attending the Starry Night Gala included Alison Hammond and Love Island’s Luca Bish and Fatima Whitbread.

Charlotte Church performed with a choir made up of young carers.


Glioblastoma is considered the most aggressive tumor that can form in the brain. 

Patients have a 10 percent chance of surviving five years after their diagnosis, according to figures. 

The average lifespan is between 14 and 16 months.

Three adults per every 100,000 will be struck down with a glioblastoma, says The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

It is most commonly found in men aged 50 to 60, and there is no link between developing glioblastoma and having a previous history with other cancers.


The tumor is made up of a mass of cells growing quickly in the brain, and in most cases patients have no family history of the disease.

It won’t spread to other organs, however, once it is diagnosed, it is nearly impossible to target, surgeons claim.


Because the tumor likely already spread deep into the brain by the time it is diagnosed, the cancerous tissue is incredibly difficult to remove. 

Surgeon will only ever remove the tumor, or part of the tumor, if it won’t do any damage to the surrounding brain tissue.

Dr Babcar Cisse, a neurosurgeon at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, told Daily Mail Online in July 2017: ‘By the time a glioblastoma is diagnosed, microfibers can spread to the rest of the brain which an MRI would not spot.

‘So even if the main tumor is removed and the patient receives radiation and chemotherapy, it will come back.’ 


Brain tumors are graded from between one to four, depending on how fast they grow and how aggressive they are.

Malignant tumors are either given a high-grade three or four, while benign ones are given a lower grade one or two. 


Patients typically complain of symptoms such as confused vision, trouble with memory, dizziness and headaches.

The symptoms are somewhat nonspecific, and vary from person to person, and may not persist. 

The disease is therefore impossible to diagnose based on symptoms alone.

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