Priscilla Presley’s forgotten son speaks out

They were one of the world’s most famous couples of all time.

When rock icon Elvis Presley said yes to his Priscilla, many probably moaned in disappointment.

Thousands, even millions, had probably hoped to get the chance to win Elvis’ heart.

During their marriage, they had a daughter, Lisa Marie – but Priscilla also had another child after splitting up with Elvis.

Recently, this unknown man stepped into the limelight…

Elvis Presley and his wife, Priscilla, prepare to leave the hospital with their new daughter, Lisa Marie. Memphis, Tennessee, February 5, 1968.

Priscilla Presley was half of one of the world’s most famous relationships when she was married to Elvis Presley.

Elvis and Priscilla first saw each other at a party in Bad Nauheim, Germany.

Priscilla, only 14 years old, made a very strong impression on Elvis.

About a week and a half after Priscilla arrived in Germany, she ate at a place known for its military personnel customers. Out of the blue, another customer suddenly asked her if she wanted to meet Elvis. She thought it was a joke, but the stranger didn’t mess around.

“For my so-called date with Elvis, I didn’t dress up; I just wore a little sailor dress, because I still didn’t believe it. And the next thing I knew I was on my way to Elvis’ house, which he shared with his father, Vernon Presley,” Priscilla recalled.

“Three or four of Elvis’ friends were with their dates, and a couple of girls dropped by. It was a very casual evening – a family atmosphere. Elvis was sitting in a chair when I arrived and he got up and shook my hand. Then reality hit me, and I thought, ‘What am I doing here?”

Two years later, Elvis invited her to stay at his home in Los Angeles for the summer. She came back to Graceland later that year to celebrate Christmas.

By the next spring, Elvis had convinced her family to let Priscilla move to the US to a house near Graceland. It didn’t take long before she moved in with Elvis.

On Christmas in 1966, they got engaged, and on May 1, 1967, they tied the knot in Las Vegas. Priscilla and Elvis welcomed their daughter Lisa Marie the next year.

But by 1968, Elvis’ attraction towards Priscilla completely fizzled out. The singer spoke about how he didn’t want to marry Priscilla in the first place and he told Lamar Fike that he “didn’t pull out in time.”

When he suggested a “trial separation” to his wife, she was completely shocked by the idea, according to the Daily Mail. In her memoir, Priscilla noted that Elvis “had mentioned to me before we were married that he had never been able to make love to a woman who had a child.” And that is what reportedly happened after she gave birth to this baby girl, according to Vice.

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Elvis and Priscilla separated on February 23, 1972, but they remained close, leaving the courthouse on the day of their divorce hand in hand.

“I divorced him even though I still loved him, but I needed to find out what the world was like, but the greatest thing about our relationship is that we still loved each other,” Priscilla said.

After breaking up with Elvis, Priscilla chose to focus on her own career as a businesswoman. She opened a clothing store in Los Angeles which was very successful, many celebrities came there and bought clothes.

After Elvis’ death, she was the driving force behind turning Graceland into a tourist attraction, something that also became a great success – both culturally and financially.

Pricillas only biological child, Lisa Marie Presley, blessed her mother with four grandchildren; Benjamin, Danielle, Finley and Harper. Unfortunately, the family has suffered tremendous heartbreak very recently. Sadly, both Benjamin and Lisa Marie are no longer with us.

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