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Tom Jones’ late wife insisted he live here over £6.5million LA mansion

The Voice star granted Linda her wish

Bridie Wilkins

Sir Tom Jones previously lived in a £6.5million mansion in LA with his late wife Linda Melinda Rise Woodward, but after she sadly died in 2016, the star moved to a flat in London. The couple lived in Los Angeles for almost 20 years, but Tom revealed that it was Linda's wish for him to leave the property.

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"Linda wanted to come back to Britain, she was always homesick," he told the Sunday Mirror in 2018. "Then she got sick and we couldn't do it. She told me to go back the last week she was alive. She told me to get a flat in London. She would have loved to have come back but we left it too late."

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He added that Linda had decorated the entire home herself, while the time they spent there also meant he didn't feel "comfortable" staying.

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Tom Jones and his late wife Linda

When The Voice judge Tom finally managed to sell the house in 2018, he explained that it was the ideal exchange since the buyer was keen to keep the interiors the same. "Apart from the photographs and some artwork, the man who bought it wanted the whole thing, furniture and everything," he said. "This was great for me because I wouldn't have been able to put all that stuff into a flat."

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Tom Jones' home office

The house was an enormous five-bedroom, seven-bathroom building with an outdoor swimming pool and large garden, which Tom purchased for £2.1million. Inside, it followed a particularly bold design with leopard print rugs throughout including a stair runner and matching towels and flannels in the bathrooms. Ornaments of giraffes and gazelles in various rooms also added to the animal theme.

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Tom Jones' garden

Now, Tom's home is reportedly a lot less grand, while he has shared a rare selection of photos when he performed from home for BBC Radio 2. One of the images showed a concrete bookcase in what appears to be a home office.

In another photo, he posed in the garden where he had set up a makeshift stage on a decking area in the garden. 

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