Kelsey Parker has kept Tom Parker’s memory alive (Picture: Instagram/being_kelsey)
Tom Parker’s widow Kelsey has opened up about Father’s Day, saying she is determined to make it a ‘celebration’ for her children.
The Wanted singer died at the age of 33 in March this year after battling a stage four brain tumour.
His wife Kelsey has been keeping his memory alive, particularly for their children Aurelia, who’s nearly three, and Bodhi, one.
Kelsey said: ‘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 to OK!: ‘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.’
Kelsey recently shared a video of Aurelia releasing some butterflies in honour of her dad, writing on Instagram: ‘Aurelia understands that Daddy flew with the angels and butterflies so it was super special to help these new butterflies come into the world and fly off into the sky.
‘I am finding some comfort in the everyday beauty of the world. The sun is shining here and we’re trying to find magic in the every day 🧡.’
Parker and Kelsey tied the knot in 2018 (Picture: Getty)
Kelsey opened up about Father’s Day being a ‘celebration’ (Picture: Instagram/being_kelsey)
Parker died in March, with tributes pouring in for the late star, including from his bandmates, who acted as pallbearers at his funeral.
Kelsey, who married Parker in 2018, recently shared how she is coping with her loss and how she tries to stay in a good mood for her young children.
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She said: ‘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.’
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