Sir Tom Jones shared an insight into his relationship with Melinda Trenchard, known as “Lady Linda” before her death in 2016. The Voice UK judge revealed his well-documented dalliances with other women were never discussed with his wife.
In his autobiography Over The Top and Back, the 80-year-old crooner revealed how he fell for Linda when they were just 12 years old.
The couple was devoted to one another, despite Tom’s extramarital affairs with other women, which he shed light on in the book.
During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in 2016, the It’s Not Unusual hitmaker spoke about the book and addressed the couple’s marriage.
“[The affairs were] never discussed, I was never put on the spot,” Tom commented.
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Tom admitted that during his wife’s final years she had become “homesick” and wanted them to return to the UK.
“Linda wanted to come back to Britain, she was always homesick,” Tom explained.
“Then she got sick and we couldn’t do it. She told me to go back the last week she was alive.
“She told me to get a flat in London. She would have loved to have come back but we left it too late,” he added to the Sunday Mirror in 2018.