Jane Benyo's Ex-Husband Tom Petty Is No More, Who Is She Dating Currently? Her Marriage Details

Updated On 06 May, 2019 Published On

Who doesn’t know the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers? Well, sadly Tom Petty isn’t among us today as he demised on the 2nd October 2017. His fans are well aware of Tom’s struggle in the music industry. Besides, his stardom also brought his married life with wife Jane Benyo in the limelight.

However, Jane Benyo and Tom’s married life ended in divorce. Well, after the divorce and Tom’s demise, how is Jane dealing with her life? Keep reading to know about Jane’s personal life, children, and her current relationship status.

Jane Benyo Married Life and Divorce Issues with Tom Petty

Jane  Benyo was Tom Petty’s first wife. In fact, Tom was only seventeen years old when he first met Jane Benyo in Gainesville, Florida. The couple fell in love soon after they met, and was reported to date for a couple of years before tying the knot.

Tom Petty married Jane Benyo in 1974 when he was only 24 years old.

Jane Benyo was his inspiration for the song Edge of Seventeen.

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Jane Benyo with her ex-husband Tom Petty  

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Although the pair looked great together, their married life was somewhat volatile. They had to go through several rough patches and rough time trying to save their marriage.

Both Jane and Tom Petty were struggling with their drug addiction issues. In fact, Jane had a kind of mental illness while Tom was dealing with his depression issue. It is also reported that Jane was verbally abusive toward Tom. 

Sadly, the couple' marriage turned into divorce even after being married for twenty-two years. Eventually, they divorced in 1996.

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Jane Benyo and ex-husband Tom Petty's children

Jane Benyo and ex-husband Tom Petty have two children together; two daughters. Their first girl, Adria, was born before they got hitched in 1974. Jane gave birth to their second daughter, AnnaKim, after the pair married and moved to L. A.

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Both the girls are grown up now. While Adria is a renowned director and artist, AnnaKim is also a successful artist and designer.

Jane Benyo' Past Affairs and Relationship

While Tom Petty moved on and married Dana York, Jane Benyo appears to have been single. There are no pictures or news about her affair relationship or wedding apart from Tom. Moreover, Jane has no other kids except for Adria and Annakim.

Even though Tom has already passed away, his daughter AnnaKim often posts photos of her late father. It indeed makes our heart melt. If you grew up listening to Tom, you might know how hard it is for all of us to accept that he is not with us now.

SEE: America's Definitive Rock Icon, Tom Petty, Crafted A Soundtrack For Generations



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As of now, his first wife Jane Benyo is living quite a low-key life. She might be busy with her children and hope Tom's departed soul is resting in peace.

Quick Facts about Tom Petty:

When did Tom Petty marry Jane Benyo?

Tom Petty married Jane Benyo in 1974 when he was only 24 years old.

When did Tom Petty and Jane Benyo get divorced?

After being married for 22 years, the couple got divorced in 1996.

How many kids does Tom Petty and Jane Benyo have?

The pair was blessed with two children; two daughters.

How many kids does Tom Petty and Jane Benyo have?

The pair was blessed with two children; two daughters named Adria and AnnaKim.