Tom Parker’s wife admits star ‘didn’t want name’ chosen for newborn son amid cancer news

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The Wanted star Tom Parker welcomed his second child into the world just weeks after revealing he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Today it was announced that Tom and his wife Kelsey have named their one-month-old son Bodhi, meaning “enlightenment”.

Bodhi Thomas Paris Parker joins the couple’s 16-month-old daughter Aurelia.

During an interview with this week’s OK! Magazine, Tom and Kelsey shared their reason behind their choice of baby name, while introducing the adorable tot to the world.

The mum-of-two explained: “Bodhi means enlightenment, so it just goes perfectly with our situation right now.

“He’s the light at the end of our tunnel.”

Tom reportedly “cried [his] eyes out” when he first saw his son, and was lucky enough to be in the delivery room with his wife when he was born, amid the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

The proud mum went on to say that the film Point Break, starring Patrick Swayze as a character called Bodhi, had inspired them.

Kelsey said: “We were watching it and my little brother, Bobby, was like, ‘Kels, I love the name Bodhi.’ And we were like, ‘We’re not sure.’

“And we actually had the name when I was pregnant with Aurelia, if she was a boy. And then when we knew we were having a little boy, it was Bodhi the whole way.

“Tom didn’t want the name,” the 30-year-old candidly continued.

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Putting her foot down, she added: “I said, ‘Tom, I don’t care what you say – we’re having Bodhi and that’s it.’”

The 32-year-old former pop star broke the heartbreaking news of his brain tumour diagnosis last month and he is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

“There’s no easy way to say this but I’ve sadly been diagnosed with a Brain Tumour and I’m already undergoing treatment,” he wrote on Instagram, in view of his 195,000 followers, on October 12.

“We are all absolutely devastated but we are gonna fight this all the way. We don’t want your sadness, we just want love and positivity,” he added.

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