We’re not going to talk about “wife catches husband cheating” today, let’s just have a good retrospective instead! The actress, famed for her marriage to rock icon Elvis Presley, recently shed light on her decision to remain unmarried following the dissolution of their six-year union in 1973.
Speaking during a Q&A session at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, the 78-year-old actress hinted at a vow she made not to remarry while Elvis was alive, according to EW.
“I just don't think that he could handle that,” she revealed about the late rock music legend to whom she was married from 1967 to 1973. Even after Elvis's passing in 1977, Priscilla faithfully kept that promise for over four decades. “To be honest with you, I never wanted to marry after him. I never had any desire,” she confessed. “No one could ever match him.”
Priscilla also delved into the reasons behind the couple's decision not to expand their family after the birth of their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, in 1968, according to PEOPLE. She shared that Elvis, with his hectic schedule and touring commitments, felt guilty about not being present enough during Lisa's formative years.
In a separate interview with journalist Piers Morgan for TalkTV, Priscilla disclosed the enduring impact of Elvis's sudden death at the age of 42. She vividly recalled the heartbreaking moment when Elvis's road manager, Joe Esposito, conveyed the tragic news over the phone.
Priscilla's memories of Elvis extend beyond his death. She reminisced about the qualities that drew her to him, highlighting his sharp sense of humor. Their initial encounter at a party in West Germany in 1959 left a lasting impression on Priscilla. She described his captivating presence and humor, emphasizing how he often joked about his good looks.
The biopic "Priscilla," directed by Sofia Coppola, explores the couple's iconic romance and premiered in theaters recently. Priscilla commended Coppola for her authentic portrayal of their story, acknowledging the challenges of sharing a life with a famous figure. She expressed the difficulty in relinquishing aspects of privacy associated with their tumultuous journey.
Priscilla's reflections provide a poignant glimpse into her enduring connection with Elvis and the complexities of navigating life in the shadow of a legendary figure.