tom parkerKelsey’s widow faced her ‘first wedding without her love’ this weekend when she attended Irish singer Ruth Anne’s nuptials as a bridesmaid.
The actress, 32, spoke about the “bittersweet” experience in a candid post about “watching her best friend marry the love of her life” when “seven weeks ago she lost hers”.
The fugitive The band member died on Wednesday, March 30 at the age of 33, surrounded by his loved ones and bandmates, following a two-year battle with stage 4 glioblastoma.
‘The year of the firsts’: Tom Parker’s widow Kelsey, 32, opened up about the ‘bittersweet’ experience in a candid post about ‘watching her best friend marry the love of her life’
“I know Tom was looking out for me”: Kelsey faced her “first wedding without his love” this weekend when she attended Irish singer Ruth Anne’s wedding as a bridesmaid.
On Sunday, Kelsey shared a photo of herself at the wedding next to an empty seat reserved for Tom.
The star wrote: ‘The year of firsts. My first wedding without my love.
‘I knew this was going to be the hardest weekend and I knew my head would be all over the place.
Throwbacks: Tom and Kesley’s 2018 wedding. On Sunday, Kelsey shared a photo of herself at the wedding next to an empty seat reserved for Tom.
Bridesmaid: In candid snaps, Kelsey shared moments from the joyous adventure on her Instagram Stories
‘This weekend for me was very bittersweet, I was watching my best friend marry the love of her life, but 7 weeks ago I lost mine.
‘The thing about death is that even though I’ve had the most traumatic experience, the world keeps turning.
‘The sun is still shining and I know Tom was looking out for me, especially when the sun was shining on us all day.
“I really enjoyed this weekend and it was so nice to let my hair down and be Kelsey. I raised a glass to my boy and I know he’s up there having drinks.
‘I never left the dance floor’: The star was captured dancing with her friends and posing for photos. Pictured on Ruth Anne’s Instagram Stories
“There were times when my heart ached, times when tears wouldn’t stop rolling down my face, and times when I laughed until my belly hurt.
‘In this crazy world, life is for living.’
In candid snaps, Kelsey shared moments from the joyous adventure on her Instagram Stories.
‘Bittersweet’: Ruth Anne’s Instagram stories captured her wedding. Kelsey wrote that the joyous affair was “bittersweet” for her, admitting, “I was watching my best friend marry the love of her life, but 7 weeks ago I lost mine.”
She and other bridesmaids looked stunning in deep pink satin gowns and the star had her highlighted blonde locks pulled up in a curly bun for the big day.
She was captured dancing in the middle of a storm with friends and posing for photos.
Kelsey reposted a story made by a friend, which featured a photo of the couple with the caption, “Three days full of gin, partying and some more gin.”
There’s no party like an Irish party. Feeling nervous is an understatement.
Big day: Last week, Kelsey had admitted she had been preparing for a “rough weekend” leading up to the wedding Pictured on Ruth Anne’s Instagram Stories
“Ain’t no party like an Irish party”: Kelsey reposted a story made by a friend, which included a photo of the couple with the caption: “Three days full of gin, party and some more gin.”
Last week, Kelsey had admitted that she had been preparing for a “rough weekend” before the wedding.
Addressing her fans in an emotional Instagram Story video on Friday, the actress had flown to Ireland for her first solo event since Tom’s passing.
She started: ‘Hey guys, I just got to Ireland today. I’ve come to Ireland for my best friend’s wedding, Ruth Ann and Ollie’s wedding.
‘Yeah, it’s going to be a really weird weekend for me, obviously it’s going to be bittersweet.
‘Being myself’: Kelsey wrote: ‘I really enjoyed this weekend and it was so nice to let my hair down and be Kelsey. I raised a glass to my boy and I know he’s up there taking shots’
“Because obviously Ruth and Ollie are getting married, and I’m really happy for them, but Tom was meant to be here this weekend, he was meant to be an usher.”
She added: ‘It will be the first event, wedding, that I’ve actually been to, without him being with me. So yeah, this weekend is going to be tough.
It comes after Kelsey revealed that she feels like she’s been getting “signs” from her late husband.
“We are truly grateful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all join together to make sure Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children,” Tom’s wife, Kelsey, said after his death.
She’s also been seeing a psychic medium, as she shared a snapshot of her healing crystals on her Instagram story on Thursday.
During a recent appearance on Loose Women, Kelsey revealed that she asked Tom to “please give me signs” before her death.
And the star has now shared that she feels he does, explaining: “He’s given me so many signs… car alarms go off at four in the morning, I’m like ‘no four in the morning Tom !”
She also noted that she received another signal while sitting on a bench: ‘I was sitting on this bench, crying, when I looked up and this feather fell from the sky.’
Kelsey has also been dating famed psychic medium Chloe Smith, who works with stars like Maura Higgins and Adam Thomas.
Illness: While appearing on Loose Women earlier this month, Kelsey noted that her 19-month-old son Bodhi was too young to understand what she was going through, admitting the process was more of a “trip” with her daughter Aurelia, two (in the photo with the children Aurelia and Bodhi)
The psychic has also helped stars with grief, including Amy Childs and Gemma Collins.
Posting a supplement of fluorite healing crystals to her story, Kelsey tagged Chloe, and the crystals are said to help “turn negative energy into positive energy, increase mental clarity, and promote tranquility.”
Details about Tom’s 2018 wedding to Kelsey resurfaced after the singer tragically passed away following his battle with brain cancer.
The couple had married in a romantic ceremony on the grounds of Ridge Farm in Surrey, with two of their bandmates acting as ushers.
It comes as it was also revealed that Tom had shared his plans to have two more children with Kelsey in his final interview before his passing, saying OK! they ‘always wanted a big family’.
Tom had previously shared unreleased footage from his wedding to Kelsey on Instagram earlier this month, showing the couple enjoying their first dance together to Oasis’ Don’t Look Back In Anger.
Other snaps from the occasion showed the happy couple cutting their cake, with the singer saying OK! at the time it was ‘the best day of their lives’.
Kelsey added: “I also always wanted to get married outside, so it was perfect, and there was no time limit on the length of the party.”
‘I was like, we can’t make our party stop at 12am!’
Heartbreaking: Kelsey lost her husband Tom, known for his role in the boy band The Wanted, on March 30, after losing his battle with brain cancer at the age of 33