When it comes to the story of Elvis’s life, Priscilla, his wife of many years, is the best person to testify to the most crucial and difficult events of his life. She was there through it all.
When Priscilla was just 14 years old and Elvis was 23 years old, they first met each other.
When Priscilla thought back to her first encounters with the musician, she noticed that his voice stuck out. She remarked that whenever he sang, it seemed like he was speaking directly to her.
Due to the significant age difference between the two of them, many people, including her parents, believed their connection to be improper.
At one point, her father questioned why Elvis would choose his daughter, and in response, he emphasized her level of maturity and how well she got along with others.
Elvis and Priscilla’s parents gradually warmed up to him after spending more time at their daughter’s house, which paved the way for the development of their relationship. She described how her parents were “confused and mystified” by her and her partner’s connection. ” We attempted to convince them that it was acceptable and platonic behavior by acting as if it was.”
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley married officially on May 1, 1967, in Las Vegas, when Priscilla was 21 years old.
Priscilla has previously confessed that the fact that she was so young when she got married caused her to experience a great deal of insecurity, which she now understands was unwarranted.
The couple’s marriage may have seemed to be perfect to outside observers, but the two were really going through some rough patches behind the scenes. Following the arrival of their daughter Lisa Marie, the couple seemed to be heading in the right direction.
Nevertheless, Priscilla came to the realization that the two of them were unable to spend more time together as a married couple as the years proceeded and Elvis’ dependence troubles became more severe.
Five years after the birth of their daughter, the couple decided to end their marriage and divorce.
In spite of the fact that they were no longer married, they remained close friends up until the singer’s demise in 1977. Priscilla made certain that Lisa Marie maintained a connection with her father, and she was always there for Elvis whenever he needed the assistance of another person.
The star’s health was gradually deteriorating as a result of his dependency to both unhealthy food and prescription medications; nonetheless, he was still able to preserve his profession by performing in shows and making appearances on television.
Elvis Presley was aware that there was something significantly wrong with his body, something that went beyond the colon, the liver, or the medicine. Elvis Presley struggled to maintain his popularity during the 1970s despite the fact that he had lost his place of significance in the popular culture of the period.
Elvis had booked tours not long before he passed away, but everyone around him was concerned about his health. Elvis Presley passed away on August 16, 1977, shortly after being discovered unresponsive at his Graceland mansion at 42 years old.
Even now, many years after his loss, Priscilla continues to maintain Elvis in the public consciousness.
In 2016, she reportedly declared, “I adore him.” “I still adore him. I’ve never not loved him. Ever.”