Tom Parker’s widow has revealed the late singer’s two-year-old daughter “thinks he’s on tour”.
The Wanted frontman died of a brain tumor in April at the age of 33.
Parker’s widow Kelsey gave an interview on the ITV chat show Lorraine on Tuesday morning (June 14), in which she opened up about the impact the star’s death has had on her family.
She said of her daughter, “Whenever she sees pictures of her father, she says, ‘That’s my father!’ She will be three years old at the end of the month. I’ve been really honest, she still talks about him every day, she doesn’t quite understand that he’s not coming back.
“So I had to be really blunt and say he’s not coming back, that’s it, he’s dead and he’s not coming back because she doesn’t really understand,” she continued. “She’s just really confused. She thinks he’s on tour. But then we talk about him every day. She asks me about him every day.”
Kelsey added that Parker didn’t want them to be “sad” after his death.
“It’s lonely at night, but I have to live my life,” she said. “We’ve been through so much together. The love I had for him was like no other.
“I find it hard that I can’t text him or call him to tell him things. I lost the love of my life.”
Last month, Parker’s former bandmate Max George revealed he still texts his late friend.
“If I get pictures or things that fans have done to him, or if they send a nice message with Tom, I’ll WhatsApp it to him,” he said. “I just find some comfort in that.”