Tom Parker and wife share emotional tributes amid 'challenging year' on anniversary following his brain tumour diagnosis
TOM Parker and his wife Kelsey have shared emotional tributes to one another on their 11-year anniversary following his inoperable brain tumour diagnosis.
Kelsey reflected on their "challenging year" as she shared sweet family snaps, with 32-year-old Tom telling fans he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October.
In the photos, Kelsey is cuddling their newborn son Bodhi while Tom holds their 17-month-old daughter Aurelia.
Tom is leaning to kiss his wife on the lips in one snap, with another more candid image showing the star smiling as they pose against a stunning sunrise.
Kelsey captioned the post: "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 @tomparkerofficial".
Tom twinned one of the photos with a snap from early on in his and Kelsey's romance, which showed him seemingly whispering in her ear while she clutches onto a drink on a night out.
Paying tribute to his partner, Tom wrote: "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."
He poignantly added: "Some slight obstacles to overcome but nothing we can’t get through together.
"I love you so much @being_kelsey."
Tom, who shot to fame in boy band The Wanted, bravely opened up about his cancer diagnosis earlier this year, with Kelsey later admitting that she has asked doctors not to tell them how long he has to live.
In an interview with OK! Magazine, she said: "We didn’t ask for one. I said that for Tom’s state of mind, and who he is as a person, that would not be good for him.
"He would literally sit here and count down the days and not live his life."
The pair have decided to take the devastating news one step at a time and try to keep themselves in a positive mind set for what the future holds.
The condition is the most common high grade cancerous primary brain tumour in adults, which begins in the brain and can spread very quickly.
The aggressive cancer is difficult to treat and is resistant to treatment, as the cells within the tumour are not all of the same type.
Despite the heartbreaking news, 2020 hasn't been all bad for the couple – who were overjoyed to welcome their first son in October of this year.
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