How Elvis Presley Got Away With Dating Priscilla When She Was Just 14

After some career moves and a stint in Hollywood, Elvis proposed in 1966 and they were married in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967. Priscilla’s age meant that the duo couldn’t go out in public together, but they still saw each other as often as they could. The only thing that was left to do was consummate their relationship – which Priscilla was eager to do.

« I just melted. » Presley swooped in to make out, but she told him to stop. He was allegedly unrelenting and, in the space of a few seconds, « The Kiss » was born. Incidentally, the iconic photograph that it’s been compared to, « V-J Day in Times Square, » is arguably another example of a non-consensual kiss that’s been historically misinterpreted. Presley wanted to continue seeing Gray, but she had a boyfriend at the time and called things off.

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August 1972: Priscilla and Elvis finalize divorce

“After we divorced, he would come to the house in the middle of the night even when he was dating other women and I still went to Graceland. However, Elvis was unfaithful himself – his affairs began before his marriage, when he connected with Ann Margret on the set of Viva Las Vegas. Elvis’ bodyguard later revealed that Elvis trying to stay faithful was like “trying to become celibate in a brothel”. Priscilla has also stated she was afraid of letting Elvis go anywhere alone, due to his heartthrob status. Next summer, fans of the King of Rock and Roll will be able to watch his story on the big screen when Elvis’ biopic is released. Priscilla Presley recently revealed that the film, which is directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, is making her nervous, as she has yet to see the script.

December 1962: Priscilla’s parents allow her to move to Graceland, Elvis’ palatial estate, in the new year.

That To express adds that another condition was that she had to live with Elvis’ parents instead of sharing a house with her partner. The Naked Gun actress Priscilla tied the knot to Elvis when she was twenty-one. She has also revealed that there was no sexual relationship between her and Elvis until she started calling him her husband. Priscilla and Elvis’s marriage has been a topic of debate for some, and not for a good reason.

Priscilla and Elvis spent his last night in Germany together before he returned home to America. « We were lying on his bed, our arms around each other, » she recalled to PEOPLE. It didn’t make him immune from examination, however, with Priscilla’s father inquiring as to his intentions for his daughter. « ‘Well, sir, I happen to be very fond of her,' » Priscilla remembered her future husband saying. Despite her young age, she managed to impress the « Suspicious Minds » singer, who performed two songs — « Rags to Riches » and « Are You Lonesome Tonight » — for her and his guests.

Elvis Liked That Priscilla Was Young And Inexperienced

« I noticed that the less response I showed, the more he began singing just for me. I couldn’t believe that Elvis Presley was trying to impress me. » Her three surviving children will now inherit the home and control of Elvis’ estate upon Priscilla’s death. Much of that comes down to Priscilla’s stewardship of her ex-husband’s estate and her dedication to her family. After a slow period, Elvis returned to the stage with his 1968 comeback TV special, which was depicted in the 2022 biopic « Elvis. » That special was actually the first time Priscilla saw him perform live. Two days later, the thought had passed and the separation was never brought up again.

He made changes to her teeth, posture, hair, and of course, clothing. Although they had still not consummated the relationship, these manipulations are questionable and again highlight their age difference. Ten years alone doesn’t raise concern, but the youth and inexperience of Priscilla lends itself to manipulation. The ten-year difference isn’t necessarily the issue, as many happy couples also have significant age gaps. However, It’s hard to argue against the notion that a 24-year-old male was grooming the child for eventual courtship and marriage. However, the circumstances of their meeting should be taken into account when deciding if it was ethically sound.

Despite their age difference, Elvis and Priscilla began dating, though they were careful not to be seen in public. When questioned by Priscilla’s family about the relationship, Elvis stated “I happen to be very fond of her. Even before the marriage, the relationship was in flux, as Elvis suggested a trial separation while she was pregnant. Lisa Marie was born on February 1, 1968, just nine months after her parents’ wedding.

On a cool November night in 1959, Priscilla, donning a navy-and-white sailor outfit, visited Elvis’ temporary abode in Bad Nauheim. Upon meeting the budding young star, Priscilla captured his attention. He still seemed interested even after she admitted that she was only in the ninth grade. He proceeded to swoon her by playing several songs for her including his hit ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight? ’, but when she left his home that evening, she pretty much assumed that it was a one-off thing.

Priscilla Beaulieu moves in with Elvis Presley’s parents in Memphis

After all, this was the man who was censored for gyrating in a manner that would make even the most seasoned twerkers of the TikTok generation blush (he wasn’t called Elvis the Pelvis for nothing). With the « Elvis » biopic imminent, as of this writing in 2022, dashing actor Austin Butler certainly has the looks to embody that body. However, things changed when Elvis returned home from Germany following the war. Elvis and Anita were over for good after the rock ‘n’ roller chose to be with Priscilla. Ann-Margret and Elvis officially called it quits in 1964 and she went on to marry late husband Roger Smith in 1967.

Next, Elvis asked her to finish high school in Memphis, which she was desperate to do. Her parents initially rejected the idea, but Priscilla continued to press the issue as Elvis tried to convince them that their daughter would be safely living with his father and stepmother. Two years after leaving Germany, Elvis arranged for his long-distance love to visit him in Los Angeles following what Priscilla told PEOPLE were several convincing phone calls to both her mother and father.

« We both felt a current, an electricity that went straight through us, » she divulged. Reportedly, Priscilla Presley was incensed by the affair and lashed out at her man. Meanwhile, his lover married Roger Smith in 1967, all the while continuing with the steamy fling. Speaking with WTVR in 2016, she described the first time she set eyes on her beau. « Elvis turned around and I almost fainted. He was absolutely gorgeous, » Gray recalled.

Of all the women he loves throughout his life, only his affair with Ann-Margret Olsson comes close to rivaling his relationship with Priscilla in terms of how memorable it is in the public sphere. It gripped the world’s imagination and kept us wondering about all of its juicy – albeit scandalous – details. As reported by the Daily Record, this was because Presley insisted his young lover break up with Bogdanovich, something she refused to do. Shepherd also grew tired of his so-called « brat-boy humor » and reliance on drugs. « I don’t know whether he was heartbroken or not when I left, and that bothers me, » she reflected. He started a fling with up-and-coming star Cybill Shepherd, who had recently given a breakout performance in « The Last Picture Show, » directed by her boyfriend, the late Peter Bogdanovich.