MONTY Python legend Terry Jones’ adult children have launched a court fight with their late dad’s belly-dancing widow over his will.
Terry died aged 77 last year, nine years after his marriage to Swedish knitwear designer Anna Soderstrom, now 38.
But his two children from his first marriage have now filed High Court papers to demand a bigger share of his fortune.
Bill Jones, 45, and Sally Jones, 47, have made claims under the 1975 Inheritance Act, which allows family members to make a claim for “reasonable provision” from an estate.
The exact contents of Terry’s will have not been disclosed, but Anna is listed as the primary defendant and is thought to be the main beneficiary.
They met at a book signing in 2005 when she was a 23-year-old student at Oxford — where she was also a member of the university’s belly-dancing club.
At the time, Terry was in an open marriage with Alison Telfer, mum to actress Sally and film producer Bill.
Terry and Anna, who had their own child Siri, now 12, eventually married soon after his divorce in 2012.
Terry’s comedy genius was one of the driving forces behind Monty Python’s Flying Circus, known for madcap sketches including the Spanish Inquisition.
He battled dementia in his later years and died at his home in Highgate, North London, in January 2020.
Lawyers representing Bill, Sally and Anna declined to comment yesterday.