It has been reported that Sir Tom Jones has struck up a romance with Priscilla Presley. The “It’s Not Unusual” singer is said to be “courting” Priscilla, 71, who was once married to rock ‘n’ roll star Elvis Presley.
This is the first person Tom Jones has dated since his wife died from cancer almost one year ago.
Sources have said: “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.” They added: “Tom has had a difficult year with Linda’s death and Priscilla has been an amazing support.”
When Tom was asked about his relationship with Priscilla, he said: “We have been friends for a long time. She’s a lovely lady. We do enjoy our nights out together.”
Sir Tom was a close friend of Elvis before his death and spent time with Elvis and Priscilla in the late sixties and early seventies.
Priscilla, who was married to Elvis from 1967-1973, and shared a daughter with, Lisa-Marie Presley, has been with actor Mike Edwards, former pop idol judge Nigel Lythgoe and a long relationship with writer Marco Garibaldi, the father of her son, Navarone.
Tom Jones married his wife and childhood sweetheart Linda when they were both 16 and remained married until her death.
Tom is said to have had a tough time with the death of his wife. A friend of the star has claimed: “Tom has had a difficult year with Linda’s death and Priscilla has been an amazing support.”
There were seen going together last month at popular restaurant A-list, Hollywood restaurant, Craigs.
A spokesman for Mr Jones remains secretive on their romance, saying: “Priscilla Presley and Tom have known each other for many, many years.”