Quick Facts of Jane Benyo

  • Full NameJane Benyo
  • NicknameJane
  • Marital StatusDivorced
  • BirthplaceGainesville, Florida
  • EthnicityWhite
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBlonde
  • 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 who 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 22nd March 1974 in a private ceremony attended by friends and families. They share two children (daughters) together. 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. As per her nationality, Benyo is American and belongs to white ethnicity.

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

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Benyo’s professional life is yet to reveal whereas Tom was a singer and a songwriter by profession. Moreover, he was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He gave numbers of 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. When it comes to Tom Petty, he 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.

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 26th March 1974 in a private ceremony attended by their friends and families.

Jane Benyo with her ex-husband, Tom Petty
Jane Benyo with her ex-husband, Tom Petty
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Moreover, the couple shares two children, daughters Adria Petty (born in 1974) and Kimberly Violette Petty together. Their first daughter, Adria is a fashion designer and an artist.

Jane with late-Tom and their two daughters
Jane with late-Tom and their two daughters
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When they were together, the duo was so in love with each other as Tom dedicated one of his singles, Edge of Seventeen for Benyo.

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Divorce With Spouse

Benyo used to find herself alone due to which she tried to kill her several times by using drugs due to her isolation and loneliness. Whereas, her husband became a victim of drug 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.