Tom Jones dating Priscilla Presley

Singer Tom Jones is known for his hits such as Sex Bomb and It's Not Unusual.
Singer Tom Jones is known for his hits such as Sex Bomb and It's Not Unusual.PHOTO: LIVE NATION LUSHINGTON

LONDON • Singer Tom Jones said he and Priscilla Presley, the ex-wife of Elvis Presley, "have been friends for a long time".

His comment came in a report in The Sun on Wednesday, which cited a source as saying the two are in an early relationship and are "courting".

"She's a lovely lady. We do enjoy our nights out together," said Jones, 76, after he and actress Presley were seen arriving for dinner together in a Rolls-Royce at a Hollywood restaurant last month.

His spokesman also said the couple "have known each other for many, many years".

Friends say Presley, 71, has put a smile back on Jones' face after the death of his wife Linda, 75, from cancer last April.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 10, 2017, with the headline 'Tom Jones dating Priscilla Presley'. Print Edition | Subscribe