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The Wanted's Tom Parker wants to expand his family

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Photo credit: James Gourley - ELLEMEN

The Wanted singer Tom Parker's wife Kelsey has shared that the couple would like two more children.

Already parents to two-year-old Arelia and 11-month-old Bodhi, the couple were struck with devastating news last year when doctors discovered Parker's inoperable brain tumour.

In conversation with The Sun, influencer Kelsey opened up on their plans for the future.

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"I've always wanted four children so I think we'll try again in a year or two. The kids have been a saving grace for us during this time," she noted. "They are our reason to get up and face every day."

Kelsey also addressed her mental fortitude as she juggles parenting alongside her husband's terminal illness.

"I never felt like I was going to crack. It's been brutal and there were times where I felt so frustrated and upset for Tom. It was things like I desperately wanted him to eat and tried so hard by making him anything he wanted. But he had no appetite.

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Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett - Getty Images

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"There were days when I'd get annoyed at people's pity, too, and I'd hate it when people called me 'an inspiration'. I know people mean well but Tom is my husband and I married him for better, for worse, in sickness and in health.

"I'd hope he'd do the same for me. I am a strong character and we are getting through it. I don't want people feeling sorry for me. It's our life – we are living it every day," she continued.

The Wanted are scheduled to go out on tour next March, playing at venues in Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Liverpool.

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