Women Who Showed Love To Elvis Presley And Made His Life Colorful
March 5, 2018 11:26 By Fabiosa
Like many young men, Elvis Presley longed to surround himself with gorgeous, glamorous women who adored him. Unlike most, he had the opportunity to do precisely that.
The singer was linked to some high-profile beauties during his short life, and those who have remembered him publicly have done so with affection.
Elvis' life with Priscilla
Elvis met Priscilla in 1959 while he was stationed in Germany during his time in the army. Much has been made of the fact that Priscilla was only 14 when the pair was introduced.
She certainly didn't think of meeting and eventually marrying one of the world's most iconic rock stars. Priscilla married Elvis at the age of 21, bore and raised his only child, Lisa Marie Presley, and went on to deal with some tough times, including one of the most challenging of all, "other women."
Her favorite memory of being with Elvis, she said, was sharing their love of horses. In HBO's An Evening with Priscilla Presley, she revealed that he was a complicated man filled with vulnerabilities as well as confidence and charisma.
They divorced in 1973, but she remained close to him until his death in 1979, and she had fond memories of their time together.
Their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley is an American singer-songwriter. She is the only child of singer and actor, Elvis Presley, and actress and business magnate, Priscilla Presley.
She became the sole heir to her father's estate at the age of nine when her father died. She has been married four times, including to singer Michael Jackson for two years, although they continued to date for two years after they split.
Though she had been in the mansion when Elvis died – and was kept away from his body by the horrified household staff – she recalls him fondly as:
The most exciting dad you could imagine. He’d wake me up in the middle of the night so we could sing together.
Now a four-times-married mother of four herself, Lisa’s career as a singer-songwriter has been dogged by controversy, mainly surrounding her unions with second and third husbands Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage.
Elvis' girlfriend, Linda Thompson
Actress, Linda Thompson, fell for Elvis in 1972 when he and Priscilla were separated, and she attended a private movie screening he was hosting at a cinema in Memphis.
She ended up moving into Graceland in a relationship that lasted four-and-a-half years until she walked out on him just before Christmas in 1976 for the same reason Priscilla had ended their marriage; his endless infidelities.
In her book, A Little Thing Called Life, published earlier this year, Linda describes how she at first put up with his affairs – just as her predecessor had done. She said:
I was too desperately, devotedly and blindly in love to say no to him and move on.
Five years later, she married decathlete Bruce Jenner, now better known as Caitlyn Jenner, who followed a gender reassignment surgery. They were divorced in 1985.
The rockstar dedicated his life to making others happy through his songs but seemed unlucky in love. What is your favorite Elvis Presley song?