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Kimberlea Jones, 1993 | Source: Getty Images
Kimberlea Jones, 1993 | Source: Getty Images

Kimberlea Cloughley Is Tommy Lee Jones' Second Ex-wife & Mother of His 2 Children

Junie Sihlangu
Jan 14, 2024
09:30 A.M.

Kimberlea Cloughley, Tommy Lee Jones' ex-wife, bore him two children before their marriage concluded. Conflicting reports say the famous actor met and fell for someone new while working on a film, and she became his third wife.

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Tommy Lee Jones was married three times. According to the 1998 book, "The Films of Tommy Lee Jones," he divorced his first wife, Katherine Lardner in 1978.

After their marriage fell apart, he dated several women and appeared with them in Hollywood, which was out of character for the man who described himself as a private person. However, at one point, he had his eyes set on the woman who would become his second wife, Kimberlea Cloughley.

Tommy Lee Jones and his wife Kimberlea Jones at the screening of "Cobb" on November 29, 1994, in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

Tommy Lee Jones and his wife Kimberlea Jones at the screening of "Cobb" on November 29, 1994, in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

Kimberlea was then a photojournalist and part-time actress. She was a graduate of the University of Texas, and she caught his eye while appearing as an extra in 1981's "Back Roads," a film Tommy Lee was in. Soon enough, Kimberlea was walking down the aisle with the famous actor.

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Tommy Lee Jones and his wife Kimberlea Jones at the screening of "Heaven and Earth" on December 16, 1993, in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

Tommy Lee Jones and his wife Kimberlea Jones at the screening of "Heaven and Earth" on December 16, 1993, in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

When Did Kimberlea Cloughley Become Tommy Lee Jones' Wife, and Who Are Their Children?

After years of being on the market, Tommy Lee married Kimberlea in May 1981. The couple welcomed two children during their marriage: Austin Leonard and Victoria "Tory" Kafka. In 1995, Kimberlea's son was 12 while her daughter was only three when the family was living in San Antonio.

Austin's IMDb account shows he was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on November 9, 1982. He followed in his parents' career footsteps by becoming an actor and a composer. Some of his work credits include 2012's "Frontera," 2014's 'The Homesman," and 2017's "Metamorphosis: Junior Year." He also has a website with his discography.

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Tommy Lee Jones, his wife Kimberlea, and their son Austin, at the world premiere of "Batman Forever" on June 9, 1995, in Westwood, California | Source: Getty Images

Tommy Lee Jones, his wife Kimberlea, and their son Austin, at the world premiere of "Batman Forever" on June 9, 1995, in Westwood, California | Source: Getty Images

Kimberlea's daughter, Victoria, was born several years after her brother in San Antonio, Texas, on September 3, 1991. She also ventured into acting and has appeared in 2002's "Men in Black II" and 2003's "One Tree Hill." In 2005, she was featured in "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" alongside her father.

The reason given for the divorce filing was a personality conflict...

Tommy Lee Jones and his daughter, Victoria, at the New York premiere of "The Missing" on November 16, 2003 | Source: Getty Images

Tommy Lee Jones and his daughter, Victoria, at the New York premiere of "The Missing" on November 16, 2003 | Source: Getty Images

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How Did Kimberlea Cloughley Become Tommy Lee Jones' Ex-wife and Who Became Tommy Lee Jones' Spouse After?

Kimberlea was 37, while Tommy Lee was 48 when the dissolution of their marriage came into play in 1995. According to one source, the actor asked his wife for a divorce while filming "The Good Old Boys." Reports say Kimberlea's husband met a camera assistant named Dawn Laurel while working on the movie in Texas in 1994.

The star had allegedly fallen for the woman, who was 31, and he reportedly asked Kimberlea for a divorce. Dawn later became his third wife. However, another source claimed Kimberlea was the one who pulled the trigger on their marriage by filing her petition in Texas.

Kimberlea and Tommy Lee Jones at the Los Angeles premiere of "JFK" in Westwood, California, on December 17, 1991 | Source: Getty Images

Kimberlea and Tommy Lee Jones at the Los Angeles premiere of "JFK" in Westwood, California, on December 17, 1991 | Source: Getty Images

The reason given for the divorce filing was a personality conflict, and Kimberlea allegedly asked for sole custody of their children. Reports said Tommy Lee chose to spend his time at a nearby condo or the San Saba, Texas, family ranch after the divorce.

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