tom parkerKelsey Parker’s widow revealed her grandfather, who was “like a father” to her, passed away from cancer a few months after she lost her husband to the disease.
Posting on Instagram, Kelsey shared a flashback photo of her with her grandfather, revealing that he passed away after a battle with leukemia.
“I am sad to share that we have lost our beloved grandfather,” Kelsey captioned the post. “Peter Morris. My grandfather. My hero.
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“He was like a father to me and raised me and my brother Sammy like his own. He got us on the right track with his knowledge of his life and I am forever grateful to him. The funniest, witty and caring man known.”
This sad news comes nine months after Kelsey lost her husband The Wanted singer to stage four glioblastoma brain cancer.
Tom was diagnosed with brain cancer in October 2020 and was 33 years old when he passed away on March 30, leaving Kelsey and their two young children, Aurelia, three, and Bodhi, two.
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Kelsey added that her grandfather was “very proud of his family” and that her children “admired their grandfather Peter and he loved them very much.”
She ended the post with a sweet line: “I know you’re up there with Tom and your little boy Neil, drinking a glass of red. This isn’t goodbye, just good night.”
Kelsey’s post comes shortly after news broke that she had found love again.
Many media outlets reported late last month that Kelsey has become close to 39-year-old electrician Sean Boggans.
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Boggans is said to have been with Kelsey at her friend’s wedding in Greenwich, South London last month, the new couple becoming close after being introduced through mutual friends.
However, some doubts were raised over the reports when Kelsey was photographed wearing her wedding ring on the red carpet at Sun‘s Who Cares Wins the award in London on November 27th.
Kelsey herself has yet to address the reports and has spent most of the past few weeks promoting her new ITVBe show. Kelsey Parker: Life After Tom.
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