Tom Jones Regrets Looking Awful On A Photo Taken With Elvis Presley

January 15, 2020 12:34

Tom Jones and his wife Linda were married for almost 60 years. Their union made several tabloid headlines mostly due to the constant reports of affairs he had with several different partners while he was married.

Tom and Linda got married when she was only 16 and the couple had only one son, Mark Jones. It has been reported that at the height of his fame, the singer has had intimate relations with up to 250 women, even while he was still married.

It has also been reported that Linda once "punched and kicked" her husband after she read about one of his infidelities in the newspaper. But despite all these, she stayed with him and they remained married until she passed away in 2016.

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Tom Jones' and Elvis Presley's unfortunate photo

Apparently, Tom Jones' affairs weren't the first thing that came to mind when he was once asked if he had any regrets about his life.

In an interview with The Independent, Tom revealed that he once had a run-in with Elvis and when it came time to take a picture, it didn't turn out as well as he would have wanted.

Tom said he had just finished a show in the US when Elvis came to his dressing-room.

Now, Elvis was well aware that people were forever taking pictures of him, so he always made sure he looked his best.“Sure enough, somebody soon came up and asked to take a picture, and so there we were, arm-in-arm, Elvis looking all perfect, like, and me...

At this point, he waved his hand in the area of his face, suggesting a double chin, then said:

I hadn’t straightened myself up properly, see? I looked awful. And in that picture, I always will. I bloody regret that and all. But other than that, no, no regrets.

Tom Jones and Elvis Presley's friendship

Tom has often spoken about his friendship with the late Elvis Presley. While talking about how close he had grown to Elvis' former wife Priscilla Presley, he revealed that he didn't feel the musical Prince would approve of a relationship between them.

He told the +

I really don’t know how Elvis would feel about us having dinner together - he probably wouldn’t be too sure. But Elvis was a great man. It’s nice to know that Priscilla and I are still in touch after all this time.

Tom Jones on the loss of his wife

Even though he never outrightly said he felt bad about his multiple affairs, Tom did have something to blame himself for when it came to his wife.

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In an interview with the UK DailyMail in 2019, the singer opened up about Linda's cancer and said that he often wondered if he should have made her see a doctor sooner.

I couldn’t really have done anything because by the time we found out it was too late, so there’s not a lot you can do. But then you start to think, “What if I had forced her to go to the doctors."

Tom Jones and Linda's marriage was far from perfect. It was probably one of the most controversial celebrity unions out there but considering that she stayed with him through the ups and downs, it was possible they truly loved each other. Perhaps, they shared a stronger connection than most might have imagined.

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