Tom Jones has travelled the world singing on stages to adoring fans. He has opened up about his various dalliances during the height of his fame, while his wife Melinda “Linda” Trenchard was at home. After her death in 2016, Sir Tom was inconsolable – but is he dating now?
Is Sir Tom Jones dating?
According to reports, Sir Tom Jones is a single man after his wife’s death in 2016.
There was one moment, however, when fans thought he had moved on with an old friend: the wife of his pal Elvis Presley, Priscilla.
In 2017, Sir Tom was spotted getting into a cab with Priscilla, the ex of one of his good friends.
Sir Tom Jones – is he dating anyone?
However, he confirmed he had no plans to marry again, and there was nothing going on between them.
He told The Sun: “I’m still trying to get over that [his wife’s death.] I don’t think I ever will, so the last thing on my mind is marriage.”
In a separate interview with the publication, he added: “We have been friends for a long time.
“She’s a lovely lady. We do enjoy our nights out together.”
A young Tom Jones
Sir Tom’s marriage received much interest and coverage, due to the singer admitting to bedding around 250 women a year in his heyday.
He and model Katherine Berkery even had a child, Jonathan, though Sir Tom did not acknowledge him until a DNA test in 1989 proved he was the father.
For some time he did not speak about it, before publicly recognising his son in 2008.
Before fame came knocking, he was known as Thomas Woodward and married his childhood sweetheart Melinda Trenchard when they were both aged 16.
Tom Jones with his family, wife Linda and son Mark
Only a month after their marriage, Linda gave birth to their son Mark, who went on to become Sir Tom’s manager and touring partner.
The couple tied the knot in 1957 and stayed together for 59 years until Linda’s death in 2016.
On April 10, 2016 Linda died after what Sir Tom described as a “short but fierce” battle with cancer.
Sir Tom cancelled a huge number of concerts at the time and spoke out about his devastation at Linda’s death, while also deciding to move to where more friends and family lived.
Tom Jones with Elvis and Priscilla Presley
He sold the couple’s LA mansion and moved back to the UK, and now lives in a flat in London.
According to reports, he also sold all of the couple’s possessions as well as their home, apart from treasured photographs.
Speaking to the Sunday Express shortly after her death, he said: “After I lost my wife, lyrics to a Bob Dylan song reminded me of her. It’s called What Good Am I?
“The song didn’t really apply to me because it is about someone who turns their back and doesn’t see what’s really happening.
“But I was reading into the lyrics thinking, ‘Jesus Christ… was I partly to blame?? Should I have woken up before?’
“Because she had lung cancer. I thought, ‘What could I have done?’ It started to mean more.”
Sir Tom was racked with guilt about his wife’s diagnosis, though he did say they found out “too late” about her cancer to do anything more.
Their bond was clearly very strong, and at present it seems Sir Tom is single and has not met anyone new.