MARY WILSON & TOM JONES LOVE AFFAIR:
According to the book, “All That Glittered,” by Tony Turner. Supremes member Mary Wilson (above, yellow coat) had fallen passionately in love with singer Tom Jones.
Turner added, “Whenever Mary called to say she was rushing off for one of her secret rendezvous with Tom Jones, I’d run over to the airport to meet her and help her get her bags from one terminal to another.
Once when we were in Miami, I overheard Mary tell a friend-how relieved she was, that she was finished with Jones.” During the Supremes first appearance at the Copa in the spring of 1970, Tom Jones was in town during an engagement at the Empire Room.
Despite Mary’s reservations, she decided to stay where Jones was staying, at the Waldorf. After Jones left town, Mary received a telegram from him, she read it, tore it up and threw it in the garbage.
That’s the last I heard of Mary’s-Tom Jones affair.