Kelsey Parker, Tom Parker’s widow, has announced that she is on her first vacation since his death.
The late actor’s bereaved widow posted on Instagram that she was attending a friend’s wedding and described it as “bittersweet.”
Tom, Kelsey’s husband, died of brain cancer in March at the age of 33, leaving Kelsey and their two children behind.
Kelsey said last night that she was flying to Ireland to attend her best friend’s wedding, but that she expected the weekend to be “challenging,” especially because Tom was supposed to be an usher.
She shared a video of herself talking to the camera on Instagram, saying, “Hey guys, so I just got to Ireland today.”
“I’ve travelled to Ireland to attend the weddings of my dearest friends Ruth Ann and Ollie.
“Yep, it’s going to be a really strange weekend for me, definitely bittersweet.”
“Because, while Ruth and Ollie are being married, and I’m thrilled for them, Tom was supposed to be here this weekend as chevalier.
“It will be the first event, a wedding, that I will attend without him. being here with me
“So, yeah, this weekend will be a challenge.”
Kelsey opened up on Loose Women earlier this month about life without her loving spouse.
She said to the panel: “He’s shown me so many indicators… Car alarms go off at four o’clock in the morning, and I tell him, “Not at four o’clock, Tom!”
“I do communicate with him. I believe that is also a release. I can sense him there when I chat to him.”
She continued, ” “I knew dad had terminal cancer, but this hit us like a tonne of bricks. I didn’t expect this to be the final chapter.
“I believe I am still in a state of shock.”
When he was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour in 2020, the dedicated husband and father’s world was ripped apart.
The pair intended to make the most of every opportunity, including playing on a final tour with his family and bandmates.
Tom’s health deteriorated, and he passed away on March 30 with his wife by his side.
Kelsey talked about how she has stayed strong for their two children, Aurelia, two, and infant Bohdi, saying she draws strength “from inside.”
She continued, ” “I’m feeling strong, and I’m just trying to get through each day. I’m in charge of the children. I have to get up every day, get on with it, and try to be as strong as I can in a very tough position and period for us all.”