Love Is In The Air For Boomers Tom Jones and Priscilla Presley
One year after the death of his wife, Sir Tom Jones has reportedly struck up a romantic relationship with Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley.
Earlier this week, the 76-year-old crooner was spotted enjoying a cozy dinner date in West Hollywood, California with the 71-year-old actress. The pair were photographed arriving at Craig’s, a trendy eatery, in Jones’ white Rolls Royce. Perhaps fittingly, Jones wore blue suede shoes—although it’s not known whether Presley stepped on them at any point.
While it’s still too early in the relationship to tell if it could evolve into something long-term, sources close to the pair told reporters at The Sun that, “There is a spark between them, but they are taking it slowly. It really is early days but they get on so well.”
When approached by The Sun about his relationship, the singer called Presley a “lovely lady.” And he confirmed that the two have been spending time together, albeit stopping short of actually saying whether or not they were linked romantically. “We have been friends for a long time,” he said. “We do enjoy our nights out together.”
The revelation hasn’t come without some controversy in some quarters, however.
It’s been less than a year since Jones’ wife of 59 years, Lady Melinda “Linda” Rose Woodward, died of cancer. But friends close to the star are quick to point out that companionship with Presley has helped ease the pain of his loss. “Tom has had a difficult year with Linda’s death,” said one source. “Priscilla has been an amazing support.”
Presley was married to Elvis from 1967 to 1973 and has two kids, Lisa Marie, and Navarone Garibaldi, her son from a previous relationship.