The Wanted’s Tom Parker has become a father for the first time.
The 30-year-old singer’s wife Kelsey Hardwick gave birth to their daughter, Aurelia Rose, last Sunday, after Kelsey was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia.
Marking one week since the birth, the proud first-time dad took to Instagram and Twitter to announce the news on Sunday, sharing a sweet snap of his ‘beautiful’ girl Aurelia.
Wrapped in a blanket, the newborn baby lay next to a chalkboard, which said: ‘8.30am Aurelia Rose 7lb 30th June 2019.’
He wrote: ‘You should have been here tomorrow, but you just couldn’t wait to get here. Our beautiful daughter arrived on Sunday morning at 8.30am weighing a wonderful 7lbs.
‘You gave Mummy & Daddy a little scare on the way in but you definitely made a big entrance. I can’t wait to see you grow in to a wonderful human being. My heart is full of love.
Thrilled: Marking one week since the birth, the proud first-time dad took to Instagram and Twitter to announce the news on Sunday, sharing a sweet snap of his ‘beautiful’ girl Aurelia
‘A massive thanks to everyone at PRUH hospital for being so wonderful and caring to both mum and baby
‘To my beautiful wife. My love for you grew stronger than ever before after watching you give birth to our daughter. I’ll always be here to love and protect you both.’
Kelsey also shared the snap, taken by Mimi Photography, and wrote: ‘I know I have been quiet- but I am so incredibly proud to announce our beautiful baby girl Aurelia Rose arrived Sunday 30th June 2019 at 8:30am weighing 7lbs.
Doting dad: Tom took to his Instagram stories to share a video of him pushing Aurelia in a pushchair
‘We are so in love with this tiny human being who is half me and half @tomparker I never knew I could feel like this about such a tiny little thing.
‘To my husband who has taken to being a daddy like a duck to water, I didn’t realise I could love you even more than I do, but I really do.
Baby joy: Back in February, Tom excitedly revealed his wife Kelsey was expecting a baby
‘I will in time talk about my birth story- however me being so swollen throughout my pregnancy there was a reason, which I was diagnosed on the Saturday before Our daughter came. I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia. A frightening time for us all, yet our beautiful baby girl is here. I am resting up and enjoying every moment.
‘Finally, I wanna say a massive thank you to everyone at PRUH hospital for being AMAZING.’
Pre-eclampsia is a condition that only occurs in pregnancy
It is diagnosed through a combination of hypertension and proteinuria in pregnancy.
Most cases of pre-eclampsia are mild and may have no effect on the pregnancy.
However, if left untreated, pre-eclampsia can be dangerous for both the mother and baby.
Back in February, Tom excitedly revealed his wife Kelsey was expecting a baby.
The Chasing The Sun hitmaker uploaded a video of the couple spending quality time together at home before the clip cuts to them showing off their ultrasound.
The message on the board between them reads ‘Baby Parker Due 08 July 2019’.
Tom is seen clutching a tiny pair of baby UGG boots with a plush toy rabbit propped up on the table next to him, while actress Kelsey holds the ultrasound up against her stomach.
The video begins with the couple preparing for a date night, with Tom picking up some groceries and flowers at the supermarket as Kelsey puts on her make-up at home.
The pair’s two dogs also feature in the video as they stage an impromptu photoshoot in their living room.
Tom and Kelsey then get to work in the kitchen, rustling up some steaks – only for them to pose in front of the baby news board once dinner is served.
Announcement: The 30-year-old singer uploaded a video of the couple spending quality time together at home before it cut to them showing off the ultrasound
Bun in the oven: He first teased the news by sharing a picture of his dinner plate on Instagram, with the words ‘Something’s Cooking’ spelled out in Alphabetti Spaghetti
He first teased the news by sharing a picture of his dinner plate on Instagram, with the words ‘Something’s Cooking’ spelled out in Alphabetti Spaghetti.
Encouraging his followers to click on the link in his bio, Tom wrote: ‘WE HAVE NEWS… Click the link in my bio #valentinesday @being_kelsey’.
Tom and Kelsey have been together since 2009 and got engaged in 2016.
Singer Pixie Lott, one of the blonde’s best friends, was present on the night the couple first met.
Romantic gesture: The video begins with the couple preparing for a date night, with Tom picking up some groceries and flowers
Puppy love: The pair’s two dogs also feature in the video as they stage an impromptu photoshoot in their living room
Cute couple: Tom and Kelsey have been together since 2009 and got engaged in 2016
Tom and Kelsey tied the knot at Ridge Farm, Surrey last summer in front of their close family and friends.
Talking about ‘the best day of their lives’ to OK! magazine, Tom revealed it was at love at first sight for him and his wife.
He said: ‘I knew as soon as I saw her that I saw her as the mother of my children.’
Kelsey, added: ‘It was literally love at first sight. I saw him outside a nightclub in London and I grabbed my friend and said: “Oh my God, I love him.”‘
Two of his bandmates – Max George and Strictly Come Dancing winner Jay McGuiness – acted as his ushers, but Siva Kaneswaran and Nathan Sykes gave the ceremony a miss.
Discussing the no-shows, Tom explained: ‘Siva and Nathan said they’d like to but they didn’t know what they were doing at that time.
Blissfully happy: He married Kelsey at Ridge Farm, Surrey last summer and has always described her as the ‘love of of my life’
‘Then it got closer and I needed their suit sizes. Siva said no and Nathan didn’t reply. It is what it is.’
Tom rose to fame as a singer in boy band The Wanted in 2009, before they went on hiatus in 2014.
They released their self-titled debut album in 2010 and went on to enjoy several hits including UK chart-topping singles All Time Low and Glad You Came.
In 2013, they starred in their own reality show for the E! network called The Wanted Life, which Tom’s wife Kelsey starred in.
Produced by Ryan Seacrest – the US producer behind TV’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians – and set in the Hollywood Hills, The Wanted Life followed the band as they made their third studio album titled Word Of Mouth.
In 2014, The Wanted announced they were taking some time apart so that each member could pursue personal endeavours.
The Wanted: Two of Tom’s bandmates – Max George (centre) and Strictly Come Dancing winner Jay McGuiness (right) were ushers at his wedding, but Nathan Sykes (left) and Siva Kaneswaran (second from left) gave the ceremony a miss (pictured 2013)