Priscilla Presley’s marriage to the late Elvis Presley has made headlines all through the years — particularly when it comes to their vital age hole.
Priscilla met Elvis in Germany when he was on a tour of obligation for the United States Army. The two immediately had a connection, however Priscilla’s household wasn’t eager on her relationship the musician since she was solely 14 on the time.
“My mother and father have been actually beside themselves,” she instructed The Hollywood Reporter in August 2023. “I principally threatened them and instructed them, ‘If you don’t let me go [marry him], I’ll discover my manner.’”
After eight years of relationship, the duo tied the knot in May 1967 in Las Vegas and welcomed daughter Lisa Marie lower than one yr later.
The pair have been married for six years earlier than they divorced in 1973. Despite their break up, they managed to stay mates and amicable coparents up till Elvis’ demise in August 1977.
“It was so devastating that I simply went to my room and tried to ponder how this occurred, and what occurred, and simply stayed there till they despatched a airplane for me,” Priscilla defined to Entertainment Tonight in August 2017.
Keep scrolling to see the whole lot Priscilla has stated about her marriage to Elvis:
The Impact He Had On Her Life
“You have to bear in mind, he was such an impression in my life in each manner,” Priscilla instructed ET in August 2017. “He was my mentor, he was my confidant. I wrote this in my ebook [Elvis and Me]. He was the whole lot. In my ebook I wrote, ‘My God,’ as a result of I lived and breathed him.”
The Reason For the Divorce
“I simply form of adopted what he did. You lived his life,” Priscilla defined throughout an look on the U.Okay.’s Loose Woman discuss present in November 2019. “You noticed the flicks he needed to see, you listened to the music he listened to, you’d go to locations he would go. So you actually form of misplaced your self. … I didn’t divorce him as a result of I didn’t love him — he was the love of my life, actually. If something, I left as a result of I wanted to discover out what the world was like.”
How Priscilla Cared for Him
“I used to be at all times prepared to greet him on the door and pamper him,” Priscilla shared with People in September 2021. “I liked caring for Elvis very a lot. I liked tending to him. I liked feeding him.”
The Challenges They Faced
“The starting [of the marriage] was very tough, however I knew what I used to be in for as a result of I noticed it at a really younger age,” Priscilla instructed the Daily Mail in March 2022. “That’s after I began not studying papers anymore or [magazines] within the grocery shops.”
The Connection They Shared
At the Venice Film Festival press convention in September 2023, Priscilla shared extra particulars about her and Elvis’ age hole. “People suppose, ‘Oh, it was intercourse.’ No, it wasn’t,” she defined. “I by no means had intercourse with him. He was very sort, very delicate, very loving, however he additionally revered the actual fact I used to be solely 14 years previous. We have been extra in line in thought, and that was our relationship.”
She continued: “It was very tough for my mother and father to perceive that Elvis can be so fascinated with me and why. And I actually do suppose as a result of I used to be extra of a listener. … That was actually our connection.”