Kelsey Parker (nee Hardwick) is co-founder and owner of K2K Performing Arts School in Orpington and the wife of the late Tom Parker from boyband The Wanted. Kelsey found herself an unexpected grief expert and spokesperson after she was widowed at just 32 years old. Her late husband, Tom Parker, formerly The Wanted sadly lost his battle against a Glioblastoma brain tumour in March 2022 just 18 months after diagnosis.

In December 2022 ITV commissioned six part documentary: ‘Kelsey Parker: Life After Tom’ and was welcomed by audiences for taking a refreshing approach to death, grief, family and community. Kelsey continues to document her grief journey on her highly engaged Instagram account where she also documents her daily life as a Mother, business owner and vibrant young woman.

In 2023, Kelsey released her Sunday Times Best seller ‘With and Without You’ which ran through the stages of the grief journey.