Kelsey Parker says people cross the road to avoid talking to her after Tom’s death
Kelsey Parker has opened up about people avoiding having conversations with her since the death of husband Tom Parker, who she "misses more every day".
Since Tom died in March from a brain tumour aged 33, Kelsey has said that she finds that some people now “cross the road so they don’t have to talk to me”.
Speaking to The Sun's Fabulous magazine Kelsey, 32, said that in the UK grief is "a taboo subject."
She explained how the avoidance of talking about it has affected her own encounters. “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.’
Kelsey, who has children Aurelia, three, and Bodhi, two, with Tom said, “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.”
Her new ITVBe six-part documentary Life After Tom, will be encouraging people to speak more openly about death, whilst also continuing to keep Tom's memory alive.
The mum-of-two is believed to have started a romance with an electrician, Sean Boggans, 39, whom she met earlier this year on a girls' holiday to Lindos, Rhodes.
It's thought that the pair are tentatively getting to know each other, and taking it slowly following Kelsey's loss.
“It's very early days and no-one knows what the future will bring, but for now, Kelsey is happy that someone else has come into her life,” a source told MailOnline.
Opening up, Kelsey revealed she has heavily relied on her friend Kate Ferdinand about "moving on", and Kate – who is married to Rio Ferdinand – has told her that she needs to do "what's right for [her]".
She added that Kate, 31, was "really good to speak to" with helping the star take steps, including getting rid of the bed she shared with Tom.
Sean was sentenced to four years in prison after killing a stranger with a single punch.
He was convicted of killing 44 year old Shaun McDermott with a single punch outside a Romford pub.
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