The Petty Archives

Petty's New CD Reflects Breakup
By John Parkyn
Orlando Sentinel - July 25, 1999

What's the latest on Florida rock star Tom Petty? Wasn't he having marital problems?
After 26 years of marriage, the Gainesville-born leader of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers has experienced some heartbreak of his own. Last December he was divorced from his wife, Jane, 47, and is now in a relationship with a 35-year-old divorcee named Dana. Petty has two daughters from his marriage, Adria, 24, and Anna Kim, 17, and he is also playing daddy to Dana's 6-year-old son. On Echo, Petty's newly released CD, several of the songs, notably "Accused of Love," seem to reflect his ambivalence about the breakup of his marriage.