Sir Tom Jones shuts down marriage question amid Priscilla Presley romance: It's last thing on my mind

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  • Priscilla Presley
    Priscilla Presley
    American actress
  • Tom Jones
    Tom Jones
    Welsh singer
  • Elvis Presley
    Elvis Presley
    American singer and actor (1935–1977)

Sir Tom Jones says he is still grieving for his beloved wife Linda and will never remarry, amid his blossoming romance with Priscilla Presley.

Tom Jones is reportedly dating Priscilla Presley but says he’ll never remarry (PA)
Tom Jones is reportedly dating Priscilla Presley but says he’ll never remarry (PA)

The 76-year-old heartthrob has insisted tying the knot again is “the last thing” on his mind because he is still getting over the death of his wife last year, who he was married to for nearly 60 years.

The music legend was devastated when she passed away and we have to admit that we were happy to hear he had found company in the form of Elvis Presley’s ex-wife Priscilla, 71.

But when asked if would ever propose marriage again, the rock star said to The Mirror newspaper: “My wife passed away last year and I am still trying to get over that. I don’t think if I ever will remarry – the last thing on my mind is marriage.”

Tom Jones and his late wife Linda in 1970 (Photo: Cordon Press)
Tom Jones and his late wife Linda in 1970 (Photo: Cordon Press)

Sir Tom previously said Elvis “wouldn’t be too sure” about his relationship with Priscilla, who he has grown close to since Linda’s death and while addressing rumours that they are dating for the first time, the Welsh singer has admitted he’s unsure how the late King of Rock ‘n’ Roll would feel about them having dinner and hanging out together.

The music legend said: “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.”

And he revealed that the pair bonded over his song ‘Elvis Presley Blues’ from his 2005 album ‘Long Lost Suitcase’, but that they don’t spend much time talking about music.

Best buddies: Tom Jones with Priscilla and Elvis Presley (Copyright: Getty/ Michael Ochs Archives)
The pair became friends when Priscilla was still married to Elvis. (Copyright: Getty)

He told The Sun newspaper: “I did a song on my last album called Elvis Presley Blues and she liked it because she said it was a beautiful tribute to Elvis and she enjoyed it.

“Musically, that’s about as much as we talk about. But she’s been a friend of mine since 1968 when I first met her with Elvis.”

Explaining their relationship, he added: “We were friends and Elvis passed away of course. But you know, we’ve kept in touch. We’ve been in each other’s lives for years and she is one of a bunch of people that I know in Los Angeles and we do hang out.”

Priscilla shared a photo of herself and Tom enjoying a night out.
Priscilla shared a photo of herself and Tom enjoying a night out.

Tom and Priscilla, 71 – who previously dated ‘Pop Idol’ boss Nigel Lythgoe for three years and enjoyed a romance with singer Julio Iglesias – first met in 1968 while she was still married to Elvis Presley and remained friends even after the ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ hitmaker passed away in 1977.

But despite their long-lasting friendship, the couple want to take their new romance slowly.

A source previously said: “Tom has had a difficult year with Linda’s death and Priscilla has been an amazing support. Tom and Priscilla are courting. There is a spark between them but they are taking it slowly. It really is early days but they get on so well.”

Read more:

Priscilla Presley and Tom Jones are enjoying a ‘proper romance’

Sir Tom Jones believes Elvis ‘wouldn’t be too sure’ about him seeing Priscilla

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