Elvis Presley or the “King of Rock and Roll” was one of the most prominent figures in the entertainment industry. His charm, charisma, and singing attracted many hearts throughout the globe. He was a singer, dancer, actor, and sergeant. The star has sold over 500 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling solo music artist of all time by Guinness World Records. Therefore, even after his death decades ago he continues to make headlines. The mystery and the inaccessibility of the star’s life of that era made them more irresistible. Thus, whenever any piece of information is revealed fans jump on it instantly.
In 1986, his wife Priscilla Presley wrote a memoir called Elvis and Me: The True Story of the Love Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N’ Roll, which detailed the relationship the couple shared. Since then, several facts and revelations about their marriage came to light which shocked the nation. This articles discusses what ended their marriage in the first place.
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Elvis Presley was allegedly unfaithful to his wife
Although the marriage only lasted for six years, it is still a topic for discussion in today’s world. In an interview with Sunday News in 2018, Priscilla Presley admitted, Elvis Presley cheated on her multiple times which inturn became one of the reasons that terminated their marriage. She said,
“He wasn’t faithful. I tried to turn my back to that, but I just didn’t want to share him … As much as he wanted to be married and have a family, I don’t know if he was ever cut to be married. Because I don’t think he could ever be faithful to one woman.”
Although Priscilla Presley revealed such private details bout their life, she did not intend to stain his legacy. She has made it clear time and again how much she loved the star. His aura and charm made it impossible for people not to fall in love with him. Therefore even after their divorce, the two remained close.
“We never lost our friendship and care for each other,”
Although all the attention was difficult at the beginning for her, she was quick to learn and manage herself in those situations. In 2022, she revealed to The Guardian,
“The beginning [of the marriage] was very difficult, but I knew what I was in for because I saw it at a very young age,”
In 2016, she told People magazine how much loved being Presley’s “wife”. She loved to tend to him, she said,
“I was always ready to greet him at the door and pamper him,” she said. “I loved taking care of Elvis very much. I loved tending to him. I loved feeding him. We would baby talk, because you have to have your own language when you have that many people around. It was a good life. It was different, but it was ours.”
Priscilla Presley still continues to honor his legacy.
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How did Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley meet?
The two met when Priscilla Presley was 14 and Elvis Presley was 24, in Germany it may seem gross now but back in the day did not raise enough eyebrows. Elvis Presley saw a striking resemblance in Priscilla Presley to his late mother and decided her to be the one. He wished to have a family with her. After their fourth date, the two met each other’s parents. And when asked what he saw in her by Priscilla Presley’s father, Elvis Presley replied,
“Well, sir, I happen to be very fond of her. She’s a lot more mature than her age and I enjoy her company.”
The two eventually married on May 1, 1967, in Las Vegas. After which they welcomed their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, on February 1, 1968. Later on October 9, 1973, the couple finalized their divorce after living in separation for a few months. The short-lived whirlwind romance between the two continues to live in people’s minds. Fans will now get to know more about the topic of the upcoming film adaptation of “Elvis and Me” called Priscilla.
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Source: The Things