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Tom Parker's widow Kelsey suffers further heartache as family member dies


Tom Parker’s widow Kelsey has suffered more heartache after losing her grandad just nine months after her husband lost his battle with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer aged 33. 

The mother-of-two is said to be heartbroken after her granddad, Peter Morris, died last week aged 84. He had been battling leukaemia for the past few months.

According to The Sun, Peter – who appeared in Kelsey’s ITVBe show, Kelsey Parker: Life After Tom,  died the morning after it aired on TV.  

Sad: Tom Parker's widow Kelsey has suffered further heartache after her grandad Peter has dies from cancer just nine months after her husband died of the same disease aged 33 (stock image)

Sad: Tom Parker’s widow Kelsey has suffered further heartache after her grandad Peter has dies from cancer just nine months after her husband died of the same disease aged 33 (stock image) 

A source told the publication: ‘There’s been more heartache for poor Kels. She lost her grandad to cancer last week, the morning after her show went out.

‘He was diagnosed only a few months ago, but he was suffering and now he’s no longer in pain. Kelsey’s sure he’s reunited with Tom.’

Tom endured a 20-month battle with brain cancer and was survived by his children, Aurelia, three, and Bodhi, two.

Kelsey shared her struggles with grief in her new programme and she could be seen getting frustrated when Tom’s bandmate Max George asked her ‘how she was coping’ in the wake of her late husband’s death.

The widow, 32, was reading out messages on Tom’s birthday when she came across one from Max, 34, who was in the boy band The Wanted with her partner.

Mixed emotions: Kelsey recently got frustrated when Max George asked her 'how she was coping' in the wake of her late husband's death in scenes from her documentary on grief

Mixed emotions: Kelsey recently got frustrated when Max George asked her ‘how she was coping’ in the wake of her late husband’s death in scenes from her documentary on grief

In one scene she was at home reading out all the texts she had received on the day and she said she had one from Max.

She said: ‘Oh I’ve got lots of messages, Max George has messaged me saying ‘how are you coping Kels?’ but messages like that I just think ‘what do you want me to say? how am I coping?’

Getting visible annoyed she added: ‘How are you coping Max… like obviously he is doing it because he does genuinely care how I am coping but you know what do you put? How are you coping?’

Pals: In her ITVBe show Kelsey Parker : Life After Tom which aired on Thursday, the widow, 32, was reading out messages on Tom's birthday when she came across one from Max, 34, who was in the boy band The Wanted with her partner (Max and Tom pictured together)

Pals: In her ITVBe show Kelsey Parker : Life After Tom which aired on Thursday, the widow, 32, was reading out messages on Tom’s birthday when she came across one from Max, 34, who was in the boy band The Wanted with her partner (Max and Tom pictured together)

Tom and Max formed The Wanted with Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes.

Kelsey has admitted she struggles with feelings of loneliness and guilt following the death of her husband of four years. 

As Kelsey continues with life amid the heartbreaking time, MailOnline revealed last month that she is now in the early stages of a relationship with new man Sean Boggans. 

Reaction: She said: 'Oh I've got lots of messages, Max George has messaged me saying 'how are you coping Kels?' but messages like that I just think 'what do you want me to say? how am I coping?'

Reaction: She said: ‘Oh I’ve got lots of messages, Max George has messaged me saying ‘how are you coping Kels?’ but messages like that I just think ‘what do you want me to say? how am I coping?’

Yet the mother-of-two is still processing her grief and appeared on Thursday’s Good Morning Britain to discuss her journey and the ITVBe series documenting life after Tom. 

Kelsey admitted she was ‘worried’ to film, Kelsey Parker: Life After Tom, but it ended up being ‘the best thing’ she could’ve done. 

She explained: ‘It was like therapy for me. I’ve done things in the show that I wouldn’t necessarily have done but it’s massively helped me. It’s pushed me out of my comfort zone.

Group: Tom and Max formed The Wanted with Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes

Group: Tom and Max formed The Wanted with Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes

‘I didn’t really understand what grief was. You can feel so many emotions at one time. There’s so many different elements.’ 

Kelsey revealed that one issue she faced was dealing with ‘a lot of guilt’. 

The businesswoman – who has two children Aurelia, three, and Bodhi, two, with Tom – explained: ‘I know that I did everything for Tom.

‘But even still there’s that guilt process. Guilty that I’m still here and I look at my kids and I’m guilty he’s not experiencing what I’m experiencing with them.’ 

Asked how she’s coping with ‘moving on with life’ following Tom’s death, Kelsey admitted it was hard figuring out what items of Tom to keep as they are constant reminders of the fact he’s no longer with them. 

She reasoned: ‘The memories are here in my heart so getting rid of an object doesn’t really mean anything but you don’t know how hard it is. 

‘You don’t want to let go because you’re losing them even more.’  

Talk then turned to loneliness that people can feel when grieving, with Kelsey musing: ‘You can be in a room full of people and still feel lonely.

‘People don’t understand how I feel. Christmas is going to be so tough for me. We’re not going to wake up Christmas as a family.

‘Grief ripples through the family and it affects us all so differently.’

She added that she’s been unable to listen to The Wanted’s music because ‘hearing Tom’s voice breaks my heart’, saying she wouldn’t wish the feeling of grief on anyone. 

Heartbreaking: Tom lost his life in March this year at the age of 33, after a year-and-a-half long battle with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer

Heartbreaking: Tom lost his life in March this year at the age of 33, after a year-and-a-half long battle with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer

Kelsey did not touch on her new relationship in the chat. 

Kelsey and Sean, a father-of-two, are believed to have met when she took a break with friends in Lindos, Rhodes, in September.

‘It’s very early days and no-one knows what the future will bring, but for now, Kelsey is happy that someone else has come into her life,’ said a source.

It was also revealed that electrician Sean was jailed in 2013 killing a stranger with a single punch while waiting for a taxi outside an east London.

He spent time behind bars after fatally punching Shaun McDermott, 44, during a heated argument over a taxi outside the Havering Oak pub in Romford.

Boggans was waiting for his then-girlfriend to collect him when an argument broke out with the 44-year-old, who was knocked to the ground during the skirmish. CCTV footage later captured the electrician walking away from the scene.

New show: Her new documentary series follows her and her family in the months after Tom's death

New show: Her new documentary series follows her and her family in the months after Tom’s death

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