Sir Tom Jones: My wife is the 'most important' thing in my life

Sir Tom Jones says his wife, Melinda Trenchard, is the "most important" thing in his life despite being known for his past dalliances with other woman during their five decades of marriage

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Sir Tom Jones' wife is the "most important" thing in his life.

The 'Sex Bomb' hitmaker has had a number of dalliances with other woman during his five decades in the music business but he insists Melinda Trenchard - nicknamed Linda - is an "unbelievable woman".

He said: "She is an unbelievable woman. She's the most important thing in my life. All the rest is fun and games."

The 75-year-old singer also believes marrying Linda and getting her pregnant - when the pair were just 16-years-old - gave him "more strength".

He added: "It gave me more strength. I don't know what it would have been life if I had been a single teenager, but I saw a lot of them not taking life very seriously.

"They were flippant; they didn't give a f**k, the ones I hung out with anyway. I had more on my mind, I had to hold down my job at the paper mill because of my wife and son."

And when the world - Linda included - found out about his affair with Miss World Marjorie Wallace, Tom remembers being "punched" by his wife.

He recalled to The Sunday Times magazine: "I stood there and took it. She chinned me. When she let fly, Dai [his bodyguard at the time] just left. I said, 'Go ahead.' She punched and shouted."

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