Tom Parker's widow Kelsey reveals struggle about living with grief as she looks ahead to 2023 | The Sun

TOM Parker's widow Kelsey has opened up about living with grief as she looks ahead to 2023.

Kelsey – who sadly lost Tom at the age of 33 after a brave battle with brain cancer last year – shared an emotional message about "moving forward".


The mum-of-two posted smiled for a photo on New Year's' Day dressed up in a sparkly blazer as she rang in 2023. 

She expressed her pain at leaving 2022 behind and spoke about the heartbreaking grief that came with it.

Kelsey wrote alongside the photo: "It’s hard to move forward without looking back.

"Hello 2023. I wonder what you’ll have in store for us. To be honest I’m not really sure how I’m feeling about the new year.

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"I want to be hopeful, to look forward to but it’s hard to move forward without looking back."

But Kelsey explained that she's trying to stay positive for their two children Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one.

She added: "I do know that whatever it brings, with Rae and Bo by my side the year will be full of smiles, fun and positivity.

"We’ll carry on as we were in 2022, living with our grief and growing around it.

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"I’m looking forward to sharing it all with you and however you’ve left 2022 I wish you love and happiness for 2023."

It comes after Kelsey talked about "showing up" for her first Christmas without her late husband Tom.

Alongside a photo of her and her children, she wrote: "Merry Christmas everyone.

"Thank you to everyone who has commented and sent messages this year. I do read them all and having so much support really means the world.

"If you’re missing someone today remember there’s no right or wrong way to be feeling. Do what’s right for you and be kind to yourself."

Kelsey revealed her emotional reunion with Tom’s parents last week.

Kelsey recently spent some quality time with Tom's mum Nigel and Noreen.

Taking to Instagram, the mum-of-one shared some pictures from their reunion.

Kelsey said: "We don’t always get to see Tom’s family as much as we’d like.

"As we showed last night, it’s important to keep our family close and to celebrate together; even though it’ll always be bittersweet that Tom isn’t there.

"Me & the kids headed north earlier this week to go to the panto with Tom’s parents.

"The kids loved it and so special to make happy memories with their grandparents."

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Kelsey and Tom met back in 2009 and soon started dating.

They tied the knot in 2018.


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