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Facts of Jane Benyo

Full NameJane Benyo
First NameJane
Last NameBenyo
ProfessionCelebrity Ex-Wife
Birth CityGainsville, Florida
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseTom Petty
No Of Children2
Date of Birth1951

Jane Benyo is well known for being the ex-wife of late American singer Tom Petty. She was born in 1951 in Gainsville, Florida, United States.

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Relationship Status of Jane and Tom

Jane and Tom were students at Gainesville High School. They dated each other from their high school and got married to each other on March 26, 1976. 

Tom was an amateur musician before marriage, and after marriage, he became well-known for his work in the music industry. 

Jane didn’t pursue a career in any profession. She was a homemaker who used to take care of her children and husband. 

Unfortunately, the couples are no longer together. Both of them were consuming drugs, which is known to be the reason behind their divorce. 

Their divorce was finalized in September 1996

Jane Benyo with his ex-husband Tom Petty
Jane Benyo with his ex-husband Tom Petty. Source: Pinterest

Children of Jane and Tom

During their 20 years of marriage, Jane and Tom became parents of two daughters named Adria and AnnaKim Violette

Adria was born on November 28, 1974, and is a director, editor, art director, and artist. AnnaKim is a musician and artist. 

Tom also has a stepson from another marriage with Dana York named Dylan

Jane Benyo with her daughter AnnaKim
Jane Benyo with her daughter AnnaKim. Source: Facebook

About Jane’s ex-husband Tom

Thomas Earl Petty was born on October 20, 1950, in Gainsville, Florida, United States. He was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. 

Some of his solo albums are Full Moon Fever, Wildflowers, and Highway Companion. 

He even worked for shows such as “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “The Simpsons.” 

Sadly, he is no longer alive, as he died on October 2, 2017, after an accidental drug overdose. 

He had taken various painkillers, which also made him suffer from many serious ailments and significantly a fractured hip. 

The studio was a playground for Tom

When Tom was surrounded by musical instruments in his studio, he preferred the place for playing rather than as a working space. 

He used to have photo shoots at his studio. He said he loved his studio and used to reach there almost every day, feeling like it was a playground.

Tom comparing Tape with digital things

Tom shared in an interview that in the comparison of Tape with the Digitization of music recording, it’s all about what you like and how you want to use it. 

Tom used to record with both of the processes. 

He said that he likes the sound of the tape distortion and a little bit of whack that the signal gets when it goes to tape, but he also likes the convenience of the digital things where editing is really quick. 

As previously on tape, it would have taken many days to do editing. He said it is a happy balance between the two.

Tom's description of fame

Tom shared in an interview that he doesn’t know about getting famous. 

According to him, in the days of 2014, a lot of people used to get famous very quickly, and they seem to have a turnover where they lose their fame when someone else steps in their position or fills the slot of those who were disposably famous. 

Tom said that he couldn’t keep up with who’s famous anymore, and he meant that he is introduced to people all the time, and someone would elbow him in the ribs. 

Net Worth

The net worth of Jane Benyo is under review. Instead, her ex-husband, Tom Petty, used to hold a net worth of $95 million

Jane is the owner of her ex-husband Tom’s childhood home. The house, which was located in Gainesville, was sold to her for $175 thousand. 


  1. The age of Jane Benyo is 72 years old as of 2023
Updated On Wed Dec 06 2023 Published On Wed Dec 06 2023 By Smity

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