Priscilla Pres­ley and Sir Tom Jones are long-time 'friends'

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The celebrity duo set tongues wag­ging in Fe­bru­ary when they were spot­ted to­gether back­stage at a Jerry Lee Lewis con­cert - but Priscilla has clar­i­fied the sit­u­a­tion, re­veal­ing they've been good pals since 1968. Priscilla ex­plained: "Tom and I have been friends since '68. It is true. That's not the first time we've been out ob­vi­ously, but prob­a­bly the first out­ing in pub­lic. "But al­ways friend­ship, al­ways friends. He's a great guy. Part of that was be­cause he lost his wife, that was the love of his life. It was kind of friends get­ting to­gether to sup­port him." Priscilla, the for­mer wife of mu­sic icon Elvis Pres­ley, ad­dressed the ru­mors ahead of the 40th an­niver­sary of Elvis's death, which is be­ing marked by the Elvis and the Sym­phony Orches­tra tour later in 2017. And the 72year-old ac­tress has re­vealed she still lis­tens to the hits of Elvis - who died in Au­gust 1977, aged 42 - whilst she is do­ing the school run with her grand­chil­dren. Speak­ing to ITV's 'Good Morn­ing Bri­tain', Priscilla shared: "When I drive [the grand­kids] 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. They have their own taste. "One of the twins loves opera. He [Elvis] used to love opera, hence of course the show with the Royal Phil­har­monic Orches­tra of clas­si­cal mu­sic." Mean­while, Sir Tom's wife Linda passed away in April 2016, shortly af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with lung cancer. Sir Tom sub­se­quently ad­mit­ted Linda still ap­peared in his dreams. He said: "When I dream that she's still here and then I wake up and she's not, that's the hard­est."

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