Kelly Jones has two daughters - Lolita Bootsy (born in 2004) and Misty (born in 2007), both to his then partner Rebecca Walters, a graphic designer he started a relationship with around 2003. However Jones split up with Walters in 2007, not long after Lolita became seriously ill, although she recovered. The song "Lolita" was written for his daughter Lolita Bootsy.
Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable claimed that it was differences between his then partner Lisa Rogers and Jones' partner Walters at the time which violently came to a head publicly at a restaurant in Paris. Cable says this eventually led to his sacking by Jones after he made a sarcastic joke about the incident the following day, although Cable was reportedly missing many concerts as he was in a "cocaine clinic"