THE Voice judge Tom Jones has been struggling to adjust to life without his beloved wife Melinda Trenchard.
But how long were they together, and when did Linda die? Here’s their story…
Getty – Contributor Melinda Trenchard and Tom Jones were childhood sweethearts, who married when they were just 16
When did Tom Jones’ wife Melinda Trenchard die?
Linda passed away on April 10, 2016 – in Cedars Sinai Hospital, LA – at the age of 75.
Also known as Lady Woodward, her death followed a “short but fierce” battle with lung cancer.
Speaking to The Sun’s Dan Wootton last year, the heartbroken Sex Bomb singer says he has no plans to remarry.
He added: “I’m still trying to get over that. I don’t think I ever will, so the last thing on my mind is marriage.”
He’s vowed to keep working, and previously told Lorraine Kelly: “Music is saving my life.”
Hulton Archive – Getty Linda passed away in April 2016, after a ‘short but fierce’ cancer battle
How long were Tom Jones and Melinda Trenchard married?
Tom and Linda were childhood sweethearts, who were married for 59 years.
The couple tied the knot on March 2, 1957, when they were both 16.
Former factory worker Linda stood by her man despite many well-publicised infidelities.
At the height of his fame, Tom was sleeping with up to 250 women-a-year, according to the Telegraph.
Getty – Contributor Tom has two kids – one, Mark Woodward, by Linda
How many kids did Tom Jones and Melinda Trenchard have?
The couple had one son, Mark Woodward, who was born the same year they were married.
Woodward is Jones’ real name, and his son works as Tom’s manager.