Welsh legend Tom's love life puts Russell Brand's to shame
It’s easy to forget the 71-year-old was once the UK’s most randy rock star, regularly cheating on his wife Linda Woodward and even siring a love child during their 55-year marriage.
So why is his wife still polishing his knobs? (Literally – she does all the housework in their LA home.)
Tom married Lady Melinda Woodward, nicknamed Linda, way back in 1957, when they were both 16. Their son Mark was born the same year.
But as Tom’s fame rocketed, so did his love of the ladies.
Tom allegedly slept with 250 women a year in his ‘workbench’ – the cheeky name for his second dressing room on tour.
*In 1967, he fell for singer Mary Wilson of The Supremes and even set up a love nest in Bournemouth.
*In 1976, the tabloids exposed Tom’s three-year affair with then Miss World Marjorie Wallace.
*In 1989, he fathered love child Jonathan with US model Katherine Berkery, 24.
Asked what Linda said of his infidelity, Tom once laughed: ‘She doesn’t ask. It’s as if I have two different parts of my life. In many ways, it suits me.’
Apparently, it suits Linda too. Tom recently admitted he’s now too old for bad behaviour, saying: ‘I’m still in love with Linda.’
Read the full story about Sir Tom Jones‘ marriage in Now magazine dated 16 April 2012 – out now!
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