Is Tom Jones Dating The Ex-Wife Of His Late Friend Elvis Presley?

Date December 29, 2017

Did you know that the King and Tom Jones were personal friends? Well, the singers were actually really close for years. Furthermore, it appears that Priscilla Presley found a romantic companion in Tom after all these years.

Their Friendship

When Jones began his career in the 60s, Presley was already a world-class star. In fact, Jones looked up to Elvis and still cites Presley's music as one of the main influencers on his singing. This is why it was strange when Elvis himself requested to meet Jones in 1965.

I went to Paramount studios in Hollywood to talk about a song for a movie, and they said 'Elvis is here today filming and he would like to meet you'. - Tom Jones

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Jones was surprised Elvis knew who he was, but even more so when Elvis came up to him singing one of the three Tom's songs at the time. The King of rock and roll was actually dazzled by Tom's voice and really liked his music. From that moment on, the two became friends and often spent their time together while performing in Las Vegas.

We became friends from that day on, and that was in 1965. We were friends until just before he died.  - Tom Jones

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The two great musicians went to each other's concerts and even shared the stage a couple of times. On a concert in 1974, Elvis saw Jones in the audience and could not resist honoring his friend.

There's somebody in the audience I'd like you meet. To me, ... he's my favorite singer. He's one of the greatest performers I've ever seen, and the greatest voice, Tom Jones. There he is. He's too much. Tom, you open at Caesar's palace tomorrow night, right? Folks, if you get the chance, go over and see him. - Elvis Presley

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Tom Jones and Priscilla Presley

Tom and Priscilla, of course, met through Elvis and remained good friends long after she divorced him in 1973. Until last year, Tom was married to his childhood sweetheart, Linda Trenchard. Sadly, Linda passed away last April, leaving Tom single for the first time since he was 16.


Jones, who is 77, and Priscilla, 72, have been spotted several times having dinner together. They have also appeared as a couple at various events. In an interview for Voice UK, Tom gave a gentleman's answer about their relationship:

We have been friends for a long time. She’s a lovely lady. We do enjoy our nights out together.


Certainly, the two have found comfort and love they both need at this time. Life does go on, and we are happy to see people finding each other because it is never too late for that.

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