The Wanted star Tom Parker's widow Kelsey says she was lucky to have met her "soulmate"

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Tom Parker's widow Kelsey on her "soulmate"Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock

The Wanted singer Tom Parker's widow Kelsey has a new six-part documentary series coming to ITVBe titled Life After Tom, which will she hopes will explore the topic of grief and share unseen footage of her and her husband from over the years.

Speaking about the upcoming series and her memories of Tom to Fabulous Magazine, Kelsey said: "How lucky am I? People go through their whole life and don’t find love, and I’ve had that. I fell in love really hard. We were soulmates. I might have gone my whole life and never met the love of my life, but I did...

"I met him when I was 19. We were just a normal couple that were genuinely head-over-heels in love with each other."

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Kelsey continued: "Going through that was the hardest time of our lives, so why not open up and show people how I'm dealing with grief? In the UK, we don't talk about grief. We don't talk about death. It's a taboo subject.

"Even when I see people, they don't really want to talk to me about it. Honestly, people cross the road so they don’t have to talk to me. It's crazy. People don't know what to say.

"It's so shocking because Tom was so young. I think they try to put themselves in my position and think: 'I don't know how she's actually coping.'

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"I just want to talk to people and be normal and continue my life, but that's harder for me when people don't want to talk to me," Kelsey added.

"So with the show, I wanted to open up and show people that you can grieve the way I'm grieving."

Before his death, Tom made a documentary, Inside My Head, about how his diagnosis of stage four glioblastoma affected his life, which was praised by critics and viewers.

Kelsey Parker: Life After Tom begins on December 1 at 9pm on ITVBe.

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