Sir Tom Jones is dating actress and business magnate Priscilla Presley.
This is a year after the death of his beloved wife of 59 years, Linda, who passed away last April.
A source has said that Priscilla is helping the musician during this difficult period in his life. “Tom has had a tough year following the death of Linda, but he has enjoyed Priscilla’s company. They have been seen out in Hollywood and although it is early days they are taking each one as it comes,” the source said.
Earlier this week, Jones said, “We have been friends for a long time. She’s a lovely lady. We do enjoy our nights out together.”
Singer Tony Christie and his wife, Sue, who knows the couple individually, are thrilled with their new-found romance and reckons that the two have always have had some sort of attraction to each other.
“I think they had a spark and had known each other for years. We’ve had friends who have got together later on in life. Sue said. “It’s really lovely, you should have somebody in your old age,” she added.
Priscilla has had a long career as an actress and has appeared in the Naked Gun movie series and Dallas. She is also an accomplished businesswoman.
Prior to that, she was married to the King of Rock N’ Roll, Elvis Presley. They have one child together — a daughter, Lisa Marie.
It was through Elvis that Priscilla first met Tom Jones. The two musicians became friends after a meeting in Los Angeles during the 1960s.
Elvis and Priscilla separated in 1972 but remained close until the singer’s death in 1977. She, then, moved on to date Italian screenwriter-director, Marco Garibaldi, with whom she has one son, Navarone Garibaldi, born in 1987.
In 2006, the two ended their relationship.
It has been a long time coming for Priscilla and Tom. I guess that proves that one can never be too old to find love again.