Jane Benyo is best known as the first wife of late rock musician Tom Petty. She came to the media after getting married to Petty. The couple who started dating since their high school days got married in 1974 and had two daughters before they divorced in 1996.
Jane Benyo was born in 1951 in Gainsville, Florida, USA. Currently, she is sixty- seven years of age. She belongs to American Nationality and white ethnicity.
She completed her schooling from Gainesville High School where she met her late husband, Tom Petty. Jane’s professional life is not revealed yet whereas Tom was a singer and a songwriter by profession.
Jane Benyo met the “free falling” singer, Tom Petty when both of them were teenagers pursuing their high school education. They fell in love with each other at quite a young age and soon started living together in Gainesville.
At that time, Tom was facing a brilliant rise in career and was planning to head towards Hollywood along with his band members. But, he couldn’t leave the stones unturned before moving to Florida, hence, the couple got married on 22nd March 1974.
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Tom Petty's first marriage to Jane Benyo lasted 22 years from March 31, 1974 to September 9, 1996. He spent most of those years working, on the road, or in the studio. Petty and Benyo have two daughters, Adria and Kimberly. #tompetty #tompettyandtheheartbreakers #janebenyo #statusdivorced #rockstarcouple
Tom wasn’t ready for the wedding at the time, but could also not reject the request of his mother and girlfriend who was already a mother of his daughter, Adria. After marriage, the duo moved to Los Angeles to enhance his musical career, and then, they welcomed another beautiful daughter AnnaKim to the family. Currently, Adira is a director and artist whereas AnnaKim is also a designer.
Jane Benyo and her husband’s relationship started as a fairy tale but took a different turn by time. It is believed that their couple faced a lot of tension in their married life due to Tom’s busy career which left Jane to loneliness. Moreover, their problems increased to the extent that Tom started taking drugs and Jane suffered from depression.
Afterward, in 1996 the pair ended their twenty-two years long relationship and turned their marital bond into a divorce. After leaving Jane, Tom got married to Dana York in 2001. Besides, the legendary singer, Tom died in 2017 due to cardiac arrest.
Talking about Jane Benyo’s professional career, she has not opened up about her exact profession but she has always supported her husband and pushed up him towards the way of success. As the matter of fact, during her media appearances she has never talked about her own professional career, rather she has always promoted her late husband’s career. Indeed, after the divorce with Tom, she has kept her social status secretly.
As her professional life is not disclosed, likewise, her net worth is still unknown. But her ex-spouse had an estimated net worth of $95 million. Moreover, Tom earned an impressive amount from his songs and albums. Later, he sold his California house for $5 million In 2018.