Jane Benyo Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Nov, 2019
Facts of Jane Benyo
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Jane Benyo
Nationality American
Birth Place/City United States
Ethnicity White
Affair with Tom Petty
Boyfriend Tom Petty
Married Yes
Married to Tom Petty
Children Two daughters
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Jane Benyo is a celebrity wife, she is best known as the first wife of the famous rock musician Tom Petty. She rose to fame after marrying Petty in the 1970s when he was at the peak of his musical career. He was the legendary frontman of the rock band Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.       

Jane Benyo's Early Life

Jane Benyo was born in Gainsville, Florida, USA. She completed her schooling from a local school in Gainesville, Florida where she first met Tom. The duo dated for a while and eventually started their life together.

Jane's date of birth, age, as well as the family background is not revealed. Furthermore, the detail of her educational background is also still missing. She was raised up in her hometown Florida along with her family.  

Benyo holds American nationality and regarding her ethnicity, she is a White. 

Jane Benyo’s Net Worth  And Earnings 

Jane rose to fame as a wife of Tom Petty besides that, she hasn't revealed much about her profession, so her net worth is still under review.

However, Benyo's late husband was one of the richest singers, he had an estimated net worth of $95 million at the time of his death. Interestingly, Jane bought her spouse's childhood house in Sep 2019. She threw down $175k for the 1,407-square-foot abode. It features a three-bedroom and two-bathroom located in Gainesville, Florida. 

Benyo sold his house for $3.575 million which nestled in Encino. In October 2002, her album The Last DJ sold 353 thousand copies and collected $458,900. The singer earned $1.4 million from the album Hard Promises which sold nearly 1.1 million copies. 

Jane Benyo’s Husband, Married, And Affair

Jane Benyo and Tom Petty married on March 26, 1974, at an intimate yet lavishing ceremony. She was 17 when she first met Tom and after few datings, they exchanged vows and moved to Los Angeles where Petty pursued his musical career.  

The duo shares two daughters; Adria Petty, a director, and AnnaKim Petty, an artist. Both of her daughters seem to be doing great professionally.

CAPTION: Jane Benyo with her two daughters SOURCE: zimbo

The couple failed to handle their married life and citing some irreconcilable differences, the duo ended their 22 years long marriage in 1996. After their split, Petty struggled with heroin addiction which he publicly disclosed in 2015. 

He met his second wife Dana in 1991 at one of his concerts and the duo married on June 3, 2001. Dana helped Tom to overcome his addiction and also helped him to rebuild his relationship with his children. They were together until Petty's death on October 2, 2017. 

Tomy Petty's Death

On October 2, 2017, Jane was found unconscious at his home at the age of 66. He was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center, in Santa Monica, California. But, he died at 8:40 pm. 

As of now, Benyo is totally away from the media and leading a low profile life. She is single now.