Who is Mary Jane Thomas?
The late American model and celebrity spouse Mary Jane Thomas, was born in Tennessee USA in 1964; her exact date of birth remains undisclosed, but it’s believed that Sagittarius was her zodiac sign. She’s perhaps still remembered best for having been the third wife of famous American singer-songwriter Randall Hank Williams Jr.
Education and early life
Mary was raised alongside her siblings in Tennessee by their mother and father, about whom Mary rarely spoke in public because she respected their privacy; it’s believed that Mary’s mother was a housewife, and her father a factory worker.
Mary studied at a local high school in Tennessee. and was into a number of activities during her four years there, as she danced with the school’s cheerleading team, took creative writing lessons, and occasionally appeared in school plays.
Mary matriculated in 1982, and although she didn’t speak of her further education, some of her fans believe that she attended college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1986.
Mary began working as a model upon matriculating, but chose to focus on being a housewife after giving birth to her and Hank’s first child.
Love life and marriage
Mary met Hank while he was performing in Washington State in 1985; she was 21 at that time, while he was 36.
They married in 1990, in a private ceremony attended by the closest of their family members and friends, and Mary went on to give birth to their daughter Katharine Diane Williams and son Samuel Williams, but their exact birthdates haven’t been disclosed; Katharine died in a car crash on 13 June 2020.
Hank Jr, his third wife Mary Jane Thomas and daughter Katie
Mary didn’t speak of other men whom she maybe dated, but it’s known that Hank had previously been married twice. He and his first wife Gwen Yeargain divorced in 1977, and had a son Shelton Hank Williams together; Shelton’s today a singer, performing under the name Hank III. Hank was then married Becky White, who gave birth to their daughters Hilary and Holy.
Mary and Hank separated in 2007, and although most people believed that they would divorce, they were able to reconcile and remained together until Mary’s death.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Mary enjoyed keeping her husband company while he was performing all around the US, as she was passionate about travelling; the two vacationed in a number of countries around the world, and Mary seemed to like travelling around Europe the most.
She and her husband attended a number of charity events together, and also donated money to several non-profit organisations, mostly to those that aimed to help underprivileged children.
Mary was a lover of animals, and giraffes were her favorites.
She was a huge fan of actor Tom Hanks and actress Julia Roberts, while some of her favorite movies were “The Runaway Bride”, “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail”.
I met Ms. Mary Jane Thomas on July 4th, 1984 in Daytona Beach, FL. Who knew that the Beach Beauty would turn out to be a world-class hunter and adventurer? We traveled all over the world on hunts and safaris, but our favorite was hunting right here in Tennessee! pic.twitter.com/O2PMocp7Sy
— Hank Williams, Jr. (@HankJr) April 28, 2022
Death, measurements and wealth
Mary was 58 years old when she died on 22 March 2022 at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa; although this hasn’t been officially confirmed, it’s believed that she was undergoing liposuction surgery, and that she suffered a blood clot complication, which led to her death.
Mary had brown eyes and ginger hair, was 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighed around 130lbs (58kgs). Her net worth at the time of her death was estimated at over $1 million, while her husband’s net worth’s estimated at over $45 million as of March 2023.
Who is Hank Williams Jr?
American singer-songwriter and musician Randall Hank Williams Jr. was born in Shreveport, Louisiana USA. on 26 May 1949, so Gemini’s his zodiac sign. He was initially mostly known for being the son of the late famous American singer-songwriter Hiram ‘Hank’ Williams, but has since become popular thanks to his blend of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and country music, as well as for his playing of various instruments, including guitar, saxophone and banjo, amongst nine others.
Hank was raised in Shreveport as an only child, by his father Hiram and mother Audrey Mae Sheppard Williams, who was also an American musician; after Hiram’s death on 1 January 1953, Hank was raised solely by his mother. Many famous singers and musicians were friends of the Williams family and would often visit, which was how Hank fell in love with music; some of his main influences were Jerry Lee Lewis, Earl Scruggs and Johnny Cash- he was only eight when he performed on the stage for the first time, singing some of his father’s songs.
Hank studied at John Overton High School, and upon matriculating in 1967, focused on music rather than to pursue a college degree.
Hank recorded his first song, a cover of his father’s “Long Gone Lonesome Blues” in 1964, but it was only in the ’70s that he found his own music path, releasing his original songs “The New South” and “One Night Stands” in 1977.
He spent a lot of his time in the ‘80s recording music at the studio, and Hank released two albums nearly every year during the decade, with some of the most popular amongst these having been the 1983 “Strong Stuff”, the 1983 “Man of Steel”, and the 1984 “Major Moves”. A total of 21 albums were released by Hank from 1979 through 1992, and all of these were certified at least gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Hank eventually also ventured into acting, lending his voice to the character Injun Joe in the 2000 animated musical comedy movie “Tom Sawyer”.
Following the 9/11 events, he released his hit single “A Country Boy Can Survive”, later renamed to “America Can Survive”. Hank’s next single “Red, White & Pink-Slip Blues” was released in April 2009, and peaked at #43 on the American country charts; it was featured on his 51st studio album “127 Rose Avenue”, which came out on 16 June 2009.
Hank’s been a Republican since the launch of his career, and in November 2008 revealed that he was considering running for US Senator for Tennessee.