Priscilla Presley was on the U.K. talk show “Loose Women” recently. While on it, she discussed the ups and downs of her marriage with the the King himself, Elvis Presley. The star of “Naked Gun” talked about life in Graceland and the difficulties she encountered. She admits that Elvis told her “what happens in Graceland, stays in Graceland”.
The co-founder of Elvis Presley Enterprises, the model and actress first met Elvis when she was 14 years old. The King was already a world wide rock star at this time. At the age of 17, Priscilla moved together with Elvis to his Graceland mansion in Memphis. They married 4 years later and had one daughter together, Lisa Marie Presley.
Priscilla admitted that she went through a great deal of trouble to preserve “mystique” during their six-year marriage. She said that Elvis never saw her without any makeup on or while she was getting ready. “He never wanted to see me getting dressed. He wanted to see the result of getting dressed.”
Furthermore, Priscilla revealed that her teenage years were anything but normal. The single mother said: “We truly lived in a bubble.”
“We didn’t go out,” Priscilla divulged. “He didn’t like eating in restaurants because people would take pictures of him and he didn’t want to be shot, you know, fork in his mouth.”
On sharing a life with a musical legend: “I got quite an education. He was brilliant on listening to music, and choosing music, and choosing artists that would make it.”
“I just kind of followed… what he did. You lived his life. You saw the movies he wanted to see, you listened to the music he wanted to listen to.”
Elvis and Priscilla divorced when she was 27. “As a woman, I didn’t really know who I was.”
The New York City native, shared her story about life after Graceland. “I didn’t sign a cheque until I was 29 years-old.”
Priscilla became emotional when she opened up about her divorce. She admitted that they got off on civil terms. Moreover, Priscilla cared so much about Elvis that she noticed his hands were swollen and asked if his girlfriend of the time Linda Thompson was taking care of him.
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“The judge said after, ‘I thought I was performing a marriage, not a divorce,’” the 71-year-old shared. “I didn’t divorce him because I didn’t love him. He was the love of my life, truly.”