“Priscilla Presley and Tom have known each other for many, many years,” the spokesperson said via the ITV press office.“They are part of a wider social group that occasionally meet up for an evening out.
He said her death made him realise that she “might have been the most important thing in his life”.
Sir Tom married Linda in 1957, when they were both 16 in his home town of Pontypridd. Evening Standard Online has contacted representatives for Sir Tom and Presley for comment.
Elvis’s domineering manager Colonel Tom Parker organised the ridiculously modest and far from romantic wedding schedule because he wanted to minimise publicity so as not to enrage The King’s millions of female fans.
Priscilla, who gave birth to Lisa Marie in February 1968, recalls: “It was difficult, especially at a young age, being a new wife and a new mother and being in rock and roll.
Jones’ wife of 59 years, Melinda Rose Woodward – known as Linda – died at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles in April of last year after battling cancer. Rumors that Jones and the former wife of Elvis Presley were dating swirled after the pair were spotted together during an outing in Hollywood.
When asked by about their dinner at Craig’s Eatery, Jones coyly said, “We have been friends for a long time. We do enjoy our nights out together.” However, a spokesperson for Jones tells PEOPLE that the longtime pals are not an item.
The music icon and Voice coach, 76, is thought to be enjoying a new romance with friend Elvis Presley’s former wife, 71, who he has known for years.
Speculation that the pair were dating emerged as they were spotted heading out to Craig’s restaurant in Hollywood together last month, arriving in a white Rolls Royce.
Elvis Presley met Priscilla Beaulieu when she was just 14 years old.