Jane Benyo Divorced With Tom Petty Before His Death & Shared 2 Kids

Jane Benyo

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Quick Facts of Jane Benyo

  • Full NameJane Benyo
  • NicknameJane
  • Marital Status
  • BirthplaceGainesville, Florida
  • Ethnicity
  • Nationality
  • Eye colour
  • Hair colour
  • SpouseTom Petty (m. 1974–1996)
  • ChildrenAdria Petty and Kimberly Violette Petty

Popularly known as the ex-wife of the late legendary and famous rock musician Tom Petty, she is a beautiful lady, Jane Benyo. She rose to fame after she started a relationship with Tom. Moreover, the pair started dating when they were in high school.

The pair tied the knot on 22 March 1974 in a private ceremony attended by friends and families. They share two children (daughters). Years after living together, they finally divorced in 1996.

Early Life of Jane Benyo

Jane Benyo was born Jane Ann Benyo in Gainesville, Florida. However, her date of birth is yet to disclose. Also, she has not revealed any information about her childhood, parents & siblings. Benyo is American and belongs to the white ethnicity as per her nationality.

Benyo attended Gainesville High School regarding her educational qualifications, where she met her late husband, Tom Petty.

Benyo’s professional life is yet to be revealed, whereas Tom was a singer and a songwriter. Moreover, he was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He gave several singles and albums before his death.

Net Worth – Under Review

As Jane Benyo’s professional life is not disclosed, her net worth is still unknown. According to Celebrity Net Worth, when it comes to Tom Petty had an estimated net worth of $95 million. Moreover, Petty earned an impressive amount from his songs and albums. In 2018, Petty’s family sold his California house for $5 million.

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Ex-Husband, Tom Petty

As mentioned already, Jane Benyo was previously married to Tom Petty. The couple was high school sweethearts. She was just a teenager when she first met her late husband. After dating for months, the couple tied the knot on 26 March 1974 in a private ceremony their friends and families attended.

Moreover, the couple shares two children, daughters Adria Petty (born in 1974) and Kimberly Violette Petty. Their first daughter, Adria, is a fashion designer and an artist.

When they were together, the duo was so in love with each other as Tom dedicated one of his singles, Edge of Seventeen, to Benyo.

Divorce With Spouse

Benyo used to find herself alone, and she tried to kill her several times by using drugs due to her isolation and loneliness. At the same time, her husband became a victim of drugs and was an alcohol abuser. Later, he also became a heroin addict. However, he went into therapy even before their marriage ended.

The couple divorced in 1996. Following their separation, Tom married his second wife, Dana York (whose birth sign is Cancer), on 3 June 2001, whom he encountered years back when he was already married to his first wife, whereas Jane remained single. She did not marry again with any other guy.

Death of Ex-Spouse

In 2017, the legendary singer Petty died. The reason behind his death is determined to be cardiac arrest. He was 66 years old when he left the world.

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