Priscilla Presley opens up about the dark side of marriage to Elvis

They married when she was so young and now Priscilla Presley has come out saying that Elvis stole her teenage
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Priscilla Presley speaks out about her marriage to Elvis

They married when she was so young and now Priscilla Presley has come out saying that Elvis stole her teenage years.

Priscilla has appeared on a British chat show where she gave a revealing insight into her relationship with Elvis, saying she always felt she had to present herself perfectly to him and that he never saw her without makeup.

“Some can’t have the truth,” she told the panel on ‘Loose Women’. “I always had a little bit of make-up.”

She went on to say: “He never wanted to see me getting dressed, he wanted to see the end result.”

The pair famously met when Priscilla was just 14 and married seven years later when she was 21.

While it appeared to be a mostly happy marriage, Priscilla said she ended things because she felt robbed of her teenage years and ended up lonely.

She revealed she felt like she had no identity as Elvis would do everything with her, even going shopping with her and choosing all her clothes.

“I lived his life, you didn’t live your own life, so you kind of lost yourself,” she said.

“I didn’t have my teenage years as a normal girl obviously so I had to adapt, and I did adapt, I just followed.

“The times when he was touring I would go to a dance class – I started realising women have their own life.”

While many women in the 60s and 70s married young, it seems it all became too much for Priscilla who ended the relationship in 1973.

“I did not divorce him because I didn’t loved him, he was the love of my life, but I had to find out about the world,” she said.

Her confession has prompted other women to admit they also felt like they lost themselves during the early years of marriage and raising children and only really found themselves again when their children had grown up and left home.

What are your thoughts on this? Is it important to be comfortable in yourself before you marry and have kids? Were you a fan of Elvis?

  1. I have no sympathy for this woman she knew exactly what she was in for when she married Elvis, as for him stealing her teenage years, you make him sound like a paedophile. As a huge star, yes of course he would want to see you looking nice, as he did himself. I would say that would have been expected as you very well know. Why is it that you have only now come out about this side of the marriage, when Elvis can not defend himself. Sorry but I think you were only interested in the name and what it might get you, but I am afraid as an actress, you just have not got it.

    • Daphne S. Miller  

      I totally agree. You knew he would be famous. You had years to get out of the relationship before you said “I DO”. If you truly loved him, you would remember the relationship as a well-learned experience & be thankful for the child you had together.

    • Anne  

      Sorry but he was a paedophile. Any man that takes a young girl of 14 out when he is a man of 24 is not of good character. If he had met her then come back after she had seen the world fair enough but this is beyond that. He met her, he groomed her .He didn’t allow her to grow up away from him and then he married her before she learned the world was a bigger place. He stole her innocence and her teen years . Her parents must have aided and abetted. If she had moved sideways she would have been called a slut by people like you. Its 40 years since he died its time the truth was acknowledged .

  2. Ann  

    Sorry you knew who he was and well knew what his life was like. If anyone stole your life it was your parents. Yes I am a big Elvis fan and I’m a mother I have sons but if I had a daughter do you think for one minute I would let her move in with Elvis or any other man at 14. You kept the Presley name for what it could get you and you used it for everything you could, you got all the milage out of it you could. No sympathy from me sister

    • I agree with you Jan Lovett,and Ann
      She’s been ‘milking the cow’ for years.
      And not the innocent she makes herself out to be
      Priscilla,please stay of the stage and out of movies
      You can’t act for buttons
      Let Elvis rest in peace
      You don’t need to keep his name alive
      We love him ,he won’t be forgotten
      Stop living of his back,using his name to open doors for you
      He gave you a very privileged life,stop dishing his memory

  3. Carol Young  

    I found this really sad..easy for people to criticize her…..They weren’t there , I certainly dont think she was making him look like a Paedophile………thats a terrible thing to say…….being an Elvis Fan shouldnt close your eyes to the fact that he was far from perfect……….some people just cant help being mean an making nasty comments…

  4. Jeannette  

    I agree with you Carol – she was a child when she met him had no experience except what he taught her – at 21 as women we have no confidence in our selves, we are self conscious never feel good enough always comparing ourselves to others – so I understand where she is coming
    from – it all looked glamorous on the outside but as usual the lives these big stars lead are pretty empty on the inside. and it’s all about them – he surrounded himself all the time with his band group mafia as she put it – she rarely had any time alone with him -he was not there emotionally for her thought by bringing back presents all the time from his tours was all she needed – but she needed him . I admire her for having the gut’s to get up and leave him what courage it must have taken and she has never been known too have multiple boyfriends or other men in her life -= One Italian man she was with for over 20 years, I think she is a very genuine moralistic woman – who at her age has finally found the voice to speak up about her time with Elvis – also she is the one with the brains and know how to turn Graceland into the billionaire business it is today as when Elvis died he was almost broke.. If we don’t know a person personally we should not criticise or judge.

  5. Joan Marshall  

    Priscilla to a large extent knew what she was getting herself in to with some one as famous as Elvis however if she felt she needed to be own person as well I can understand that because I experienced it myself of complete domination and control. If someone does not learn from a mistake then you will repeat the same mistake over and over till you learn the lesson. I learned the lesson and never made the same mistake again. Thank God for strength of mind and standards.

  6. Kay  

    Wish that Priscilla would disappear and stop talking about Elvis to rely on keeping up her image!

    • RICHARD RUGGIERO  

      Priscilla, if it was not for Elvis you would have no life he open doors for you, we all know he was not a saint but you new who he was. he was the best thing you have known.
      Richard RUGGIERO

  7. Shirley Anderson  

    REALLY- get a grip girl … You now live the life of a princess – you don’t fool me- why the plastic surgery.. How sad is your life! There are millions suffering- wake up!

  8. iirikk  

    Elvis Presley, a 24 year old man, wooed a girl of 14. Priscilla even by 21 did not have an accurate picture of the situation but then again none of us do.

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