Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:15:00 GMT | By Colleen Last
Longest celebrity marriages

Tom and Melinda Jones

Tom and Melinda Jones (© Rex Features)
  • Denzel and Pauletta Washington (© LUCAS JACKSON/Newscom/RTR)
  • Warren Beatty and Annette Benning (© RICK WILKING/Newscom/RTR)
  • Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith (© SCANPIX NORWAY/Newscom/RTR)
  • Mickey Rooney and Jan Chamberlin (© Associated Press)
  • Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick (© MARIO ANZUONI/Newscom/RTR)
  • Tom and Melinda Jones (© Rex Features)
  • David Bowie and Iman (© LUCAS JACKSON/Newscom/RTR)
  • Ron and Cheryl Howard (© Reuters)
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Singer Tom Jones married his childhood sweetheart Melinda when they were both just 16, and they have stayed together throughout the height of his fame - despite women famously throwing their knickers at him during performances and rumours of affairs. Shunning the limelight, Melinda is rarely seen in public.