Welsh singing superstar Tom Jones has been spotted out on a date with Elvis Presley’s former wife Priscilla. And, appropriately given Elvis’ famous hit song, Tom opted to wear blue suede shoes.
The pair were seen arriving at celebrity favourite Craig’s eatery in Tom’s white Rolls Royce to have dinner together. Proving to be a real gentleman, 78 year old Tom opened the car door for Priscilla, 71, before they headed inside for their meal. Priscilla, who was married to Elvis for six years, was stylish in a classic knee-length black dress and camel coloured coat. She kept her accessories low key, finishing her look with a slick of red lipstick. Meanwhile, Tom had chosen a pale blue checked suit, with a navy t-shirt and matching suede shoes. The pair have been friends for decades, having met through the music industry.
Tom was wed to his childhood sweetheart Linda in 1957 when they were both 16 and they remained married until she died last year. Priscilla meanwhile, has never remarried following her divorce from the King, with whom she had a daughter, Lisa-Marie Presley. She has had one long term relationship since then, though, with Marco Garibaldi, who fathered her son Navarone.
When Tom was a teenager, he said his idol was Elvis Presley. Then, when Tom shot to fame with his own hit It’s Not Unusual, he met his hero at the Paramount stage, where Elvis was busy filming Paradise Hawaiian Style. After that first meeting, they sang together and became close friends, often being seen together in Las Vegas. Elvis, Tom and Priscilla were all pictured together in Vegas in the early Seventies.
Currently, Tom is one of the judges on The Voice. While he had lost his place on the judging panel, he made a welcome return when the show moved from the BBC to ITV.