Tom Parker has shared a touching tribute to his wife Kelsey Hardwick as they celebrated 11 years together on Saturday amid his terminal cancer diagnosis.
The Wanted singer, 32, shared a sweet throwback snap on Instagram of himself and Kelsey from December 2009 as he said he fell ‘head over heels in love’ after meeting her.
Marking their anniversary, he also shared a recent snap of the smitten couple with their two children – a daughter Aurelia Rose, one, and their newborn son Bodhi.
Happy anniversary: Tom Parker has shared a touching tribute to his wife Kelsey Hardwick as they celebrated 11 years together on Saturday amid his terminal cancer battle
Taking to Instagram, he lovingly gushed: ‘December 2009………11 Years on ❤️ We met in a nightclub and I fell head over heels in love with you.
‘It’s been an incredible journey so far, lots of adventures, a whole lotta love and two beautiful kids.
‘Some slight obstacles to overcome but nothing we can’t get through together I love you so much @being_kelsey’
The couple have been together for 11 years after originally meeting in a night club. They became engaged in 2016 and tied the knot two years later in July 2018.
True love: The Wanted singer, 32, shared a sweet throwback snap on Instagram of himself and Kelsey from December 2009 as he said he fell ‘head over heels in love’ after meeting her
Kelsey also shared a touching tribute to Tom to mark their anniversary, saying they have faced their ‘biggest challenge’, after her beau was diagnosed with a terminal and inoperable brain tumour.
Sharing the same family snap as her partner, she emotionally wrote: ’11 years ago ❤️ when we were just kids we met and fell in love with another.
‘Crazy, young, adventurous and a little bit drunk but so in love.
‘This year we have faced the biggest challenge but we have the most important thing and that is each other and our beautiful family.
‘Thomas Parker- you are my strength Happy anniversary baby ❤️ 11years of love’
Cancer diagnosis: Kelsey also shared an touching tribute to Tom, saying they have faced their ‘biggest challenge’ after Tom was diagnosed with a terminal and inoperable brain tumour
The Bolton-native announced in October that he is currently undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment for a grade four glioblastoma.
Life expectancy for the illness ranges from three months to 18 months after diagnosis, but the couple have not asked to hear Tom’s prognosis amid fears he would ‘sit and count down the days and not live his life’.
The Grease star and his wife Kelsey announced they were expecting their second child in June this year.
And they decided to announce his devastating diagnosis on October 12 – 36 weeks into Kelsey’s pregnancy.
Since Tom announced his brain tumour diagnosis, he and Kelsey have welcomed their baby son Bodhi.
Devastating: The Bolton-native announced in October that he is undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment for a grade four glioblastoma
Appearing on Loose Women last month, Kelsey admitted she ‘forgot she was pregnant’ when she learned Tom had been diagnosed with a terminal and inoperable brain tumour.
Kelsey told the panel: ‘I just feel so bad for Bodhi because literally I forgot I was pregnant, I just had this bump and carried on each day thinking ”how are we gonna get Tom through this how are we gonna get to the next stage?”
She went on to reveal that the couple chose their son’s name as a symbol of hope that Tom can fight his diagnosis.
Fighting back tears as she watched an Instagram clip of her two children, Kelsey said: ‘Bodhi means enlightenment and I just think with this situation he’s going to be the light at the end of our tunnel.’
Kelsey also reflected on the moment she saw Tom suffer a seizure in July, weeks before his tumour was finally diagnosed.
She said: ‘We believe Tom had a seizure in July, but I wasn’t actually around, he rang me and said ”I really don’t feel well Kels” and for six weeks we didn’t know he’d had a seizure.
‘We went on holiday, me and my daughter were talking, Tom was in bed he said ‘I feel really hot my hands were shaking” and then he had a seizure. It was traumatic for everyone.’
The Loose Women panel were quick to praise Kelsey for maintaining a positive outlook, after she revealed they decided against learning his life expectancy.
Ongoing battle: Kelsey also reflected on the moment she saw Tom suffer a seizure in July, weeks before his tumour was finally diagnosed
She explained: ‘For my kids. for Tom, for my family I think in this situation it’s a really and horrendous situation, but I think staying positive is the only way to get through this.
‘I am a super positive person and that’s what so hard is in the situation, cos people are looking at me going ”how on earth does she get out of bed in the morning?” but it’s the only way to get through this.
‘I always talk about positive energy and with this situation it’s the only thing that can get me through each day.’
Despite the devastating news, Tom and Kelsey have vowed to fight and raise awareness for the disease.