Elvis and Priscilla’s six-year marriage ended in divorce in 1973, four years before his death in 1977 aged just 42.And it was the death of Linda, Sir Tom’s wife of 59 years, that brought the two closer together."So it really knocked the stuffing out of me because we'd been together since we were kids you see. Her dates with Welsh heartthrob might have caused some to have suspicious minds, but she maintains their bond is purely friendship.He was left devastated when his childhood sweetheart died of cancer last April. "Part of that was because he lost his wife, that was the love of his life.Priscilla, 72, said: “Tom and I have been friends since ’68. "That’s not the first time we’ve been out obviously, but probably the first outing in public. "It was kind of friends getting together to support him.”Rumours of a romantic relationship first surfaced when The Voice TV coach - famed for hits including It’s Not Unusual and Delilah - was spotted dining with Priscilla in Hollywood earlier this year."She’s been a friend of mine since 1968, when I first met her with Elvis.“We were friends and Elvis passed away, of course. "We’ve been in each other’s lives for years and she is one of a bunch of people that I know in Los Angeles and we do hang out.”Speaking to Good Morning Britain ahead of the 40th anniversary of Elvis’s death, Priscilla said: “When I drive [the grandchildren] to school we play his [Elvis] music or we’ll play other music as well as I want them to be on top of who’s out there pop wise. When they met, he was a playboy pop icon and she was wife to Elvis, the King himself.
He probably wouldn't be too sure.'Priscilla, who met rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley when she was just 14 years old, was married to the King between 19.Now, more than 50 years later, the Sir Tom Jones, 76, is taking Naked Gun star Priscilla Presley, 71, out for romantic dinners.And the Welsh singer has admitted he does not think Elvis would have liked their newfound connection.It really is early days but they get on so well.'The death of his wife, whose full name was Lady Melinda Rose, last April, hit the singer hard as she had been a steadfast support throughout his life.And earlier this week Sir Tom revealed she was furious that he was axed by The Voice in 2015 - before being reinstated for the current series. She would be very happy.'The singer said his wife loved the show so much that he would take her DVD recordings of each episode because it wasn't aired in Los Angeles, where she was living for the final years of her life.