Rob Kardashian And Priscilla Presley Were In Love But Broke Up In A Year. Was It Because Of Elvis?

Date February 26, 2019

Robert Kardashian was best known as Kris Jenner’s first husband and father of four of her kids.


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They married in 1978 and were together for more than two decades. But before Robert started a family with Kris, there was another woman in his life: Elvis Presley’s ex-wife, Priscilla. They really liked each other, by all accounts, but it didn’t work out.


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Robert and Priscilla’s brief romance

When Robert and Priscilla met, he had split from Kris and she had been newly divorced from Elvis, with a 7-year-old Lisa Marie.

According to Jerry Oppenheimer’s book, The Kardashians: An American Drama, Robert and Priscilla really liked each other. Robert gushed to all of his friends about Priscilla, and they thought she was a sweet, down-to-earth woman when they met her.


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Priscilla, in her turn, was drawn to Robert's “magnetic personality.” He was funny, nice, and charming, but they weren’t meant to be together: Elvis got in the way.

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Robert and Priscilla dated for about a year and then split. Elvis was, by some accounts, a control freak, and tried to prevent Priscilla from seeing anyone after they divorced, arguing it was for the good of their daughter.


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According to Oppenheimer’s book, Priscilla told Robert:

Look, I'm not going to marry anyone until Elvis dies.

Life after the break-up

After Priscilla and Robert broke up, he got back together with Kris. They tied the knot two years later and went on to have four kids.


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The couple divorced in 1991, and Robert was married two more times before he passed away from cancer in 2003.

Priscilla kept her promise and never remarried, although she was in a long-term relationship with businessman Marco Garibaldi from 1984 to 2006 and gave birth to his son.


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Basically, Elvis gave us the Kardashians. And we don’t even know if it’s good or bad!

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