Who was Tom Jones wife Melinda Trenchard and when did she die?

Unfortunately, Sir Tom Jones’s wife died a few years ago.

And since Tom Jones has become a star of the Celebrity Gogglebox, many viewers wonder what happened to his 59-year-old wife.

What happened to Melinda Trenchard?

How did Tom Jones meet his wife Melinda?

Tom Jones and his wife Melinda Trenchard loved children.

They started dating in their hometown of Pontypridd, Wales.

He said he first noticed her when he saw her playing marbles.


Tom Jones was rarely photographed with his wife in their later years (Credit: SplashNews.com)

In an interview with Radio 2, he recalled their first meeting: “I remember her playing marbles and thinking, ‘My God, what great legs she has’.

“And then she got up and was as pretty in the face as her legs.

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“Then we started playing kiss-chase. I felt different when I kissed her, and she felt the same way.

“We started dancing together when we were 15. It would look great. She was the best looking girl there and we got together. It was magical. “

The couple married when they were only 16 or 17 years old and that same year welcomed their only child, son Mark Woodward.

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Tom with his and Melinda’s only child, son Mark (Credit: SplashNews)

How old was Tom Jones’ wife when she died?

Tom Jones’s wife died on April 10, 2016 at the age of 75.

What did Melinda Trenchard die of?

Melinda Trenchard, the late wife of Tom Jones, died of lung cancer in 2016.

What did Tom Jones say about his wife?

Tom Jones has spoken fondly of his wife many times over the years.

However, he has said that he blames her death in part on himself.

He says he wishes he had urged her to see a doctor sooner than her.

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Tom Jones with his wife Melinda at the time (Credit: YouTube)

Speak with The mirrorsays Sir Tom, he pondered the lyrics to her favorite song – Bob Dylan’s What Good Am I?

The lyrics read: “What am I good for when I’m like everyone else? What if I just turn away when I see the way you’re dressed? If I switch off so I don’t hear you cry? “

He went on to tell the newspaper, “I read the text and thought, ‘Jesus Christ, was I complicit? Should I have woken up before? You think, ‘What if I had forced you to see a doctor?’ “

Was she really a hermit?

Melinda is said to have been a hermit for many years. She avoided the limelight and was rarely photographed in public with her husband.

She is believed to have spent the last decades of her life between her sprawling mansions in London or Los Angeles.

It’s unclear why she was so withdrawn, but some have speculated that it was because of Tom Jones’ numerous affairs.

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Sir Tom Jones and Anne-Marie on Celebrity Gogglebox (Image: Channel 4)

Did Tom Jones cheat on his wife?

The pop singer has admitted sleeping with hundreds of women over the years.

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He also fathered a son, Jonathan Berkery, in 1987 with American model Katherine Berkery, who was only 24 at the time.

Although he supported his upbringing financially, he never met or spoke to Jonathan.

Vernon Hopkins from The Squires, a former bandmate of Tom, told the story Express.de that his affairs actually upset Melinda.

He claimed, “She got withdrawn, smoked and drank excessively, lost her spark, let herself go, and lost her good looks, according to Tom.”

Meanwhile, he claimed that she believed his affairs were “all her fault”.

When is the next Celebrity Gogglebox?

The Celebrity Gogglebox returns tonight at 10pm.

Because of the EM 2020 it is an hour later.

However, starting next week, it will return to its normal 9pm time broadcast on Channel 4.

Past episodes of this series can now also be streamed in the All4 app.

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