Tom Parker shares first look of son Bodhi months after tragic tumour diagnosis
The Wanted star Tom Parker and his wife Kelsey have shared the first pictures of their newborn baby son Bodhi.
Tom and his family have had a turbulent few weeks after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour just weeks before Kelsey was due to give birth.
But the family have a lot to smile about right now after the birth of Bodhi who was born a few weeks before his due date.
The couple posed in a photoshoot with Bodhi and their 16-month-old daughter Aurelia.
Tom is seen in the heartwarming snaps sat on a sofa with the family and cradling his bundle of joy.
In another sweet snap the couple are seen kneeling next to their son as he lays on a cushioned chair.
Kelsey told OK! magazine: “He just slotted straight into the family.”
“He’s so chilled,” Tom added.
Kelsey had to have an induced labour and wasn’t able to have the home birth she always wanted.
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Bodhi, who weighed a healthy 6lb 3oz, arrived half an hour after contractions began, and Tom was by Kelsey’s side through the birth.
Tom, 32, said he “cried his eyes out” when he finally held his son and he couple also explained that the little one got his name from a character played by the late Patrick Swayze in 1991 film Point Break.
Kelsey said: "We were watching it and my little brother, Bobby, was like, 'Kels, I love the name Bodhi.' And we were like, 'We’re not sure.' And we actually had the name when I was pregnant with Aurelia, if she was a boy.
"And then when we knew we were having a little boy, it was Bodhi the whole way. Bodhi means enlightenment, so it just goes perfectly with our situation right now. He’s the light at the end of our tunnel. Tom didn’t want the name. I said, 'Tom, I don’t care what you say – we’re having Bodhi and that’s it.'
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Tom's bandmate Max George accidentally revealed the couple's baby news on the Lorraine show before they were able to themselves.
And Tom confessed he called Max George a "k**bhead" for leaking the news.
Tom and his family were enjoying a break in Norwich over the summer, however he suffered weeks of unexplained seizures and eventually got a test.
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Kelsey said that Tom had been able to be by her side for the whole thing, with the NHS putting the couple in "isolation" and making them "feel really welcome".
Doctors broke the news to Tom that he had a tumour that was known as a grade four glioblastoma, saying it was "the worst case scenario".
Tom will move on to an intensive course of immunotherapy after he finishes chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
He has chosen not to find out the prognosis of his condition, but life expectancy for this illness ranges from three months to 12 months.
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