Tom Petty took his last breath on October 2, 2017, following a cardiac attack. Until his final days, Tom never distanced himself from the music world and did everything possible to keep his fans content. But do you know this passion and drive for music has cost him a big price in early days? Yes, the guitarist separate from his first wife, Jane Benyo due to their consistent fights that occurred from his excessive devotion towards the career.
How Did Their Relationship Begin?
Jane Petty met the "free fallin" singer, Tom Petty when both of them were teenagers pursuing their high school education. 17 years old Jane and Tom fell in love with each other at quite a young age and soon started living together in Gainesville.
During those days, Tom was facing a meteoric rise in career and was planning to head towards Hollywood along with his band members. However, he couldn’t leave the stones unturned before moving to Florida, and therefore, the couple got married in 1974 after Jane’s insistence.
Caption: late Tom Petty with his former wife, Jane and two daughters.
The singer wasn’t ready for marriage at the time, but could also not deny the request of his mother and girlfriend who was already a mother to his daughter, Adria.
After the couple moved to Los Angeles to enrich his musical career, they welcomed another beautiful member to the family, AnnaKim. Now, AnnaKim is a designer whereas Adira is also a director and artist.
Complications In Their Married Life!
Jane and her husband’s relationship started as a fairy tale but took a different turn as the time passed. It is believed that the duo faced a lot of tension in their married life due to Tom’s busy career which left Jane to stay alone.
Moreover, their problems prolonged to the extent that Tom started taking excessive drugs and Jane had a mental illness. News had it that the couple’s unceasing fights and disputes almost jeopardized the musical career of the singer.
Later, the couple ended their twenty-year long relationship and turned their marital bond into a divorce in 1996. After separating from Jane, Tom got married to Dana York in 2001.
Job and Net Worth:
There are not many details about the professional life of Jane so nothing can be said about her job and experience. She rose to fame only after the marriage with the legendary musician, Tom Perry.
Similarly, there are also not many hints regarding her net income, but her late ex-husband, Tom Petty’s net worth is estimated be around $95 Million. Although the financial status hasn’t revealed yet, it can be suspected that she is in a sound financial position.
Short Bio Like Wiki:
Jane is currently sixty- seven years of age. Keeping her personal life low-key, she hasn’t revealed much about the details of her childhood family life. Jane has a notable tall figure, and she belongs to white ethnicity.