CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 26: Priscilla Presley attends the photocall for "Elvis" during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 26, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
What You Never Knew About Priscilla Presley
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met Elvis Presley at 14
Priscilla Beaulieu was only 14 years old when she was introduced to Elvis Presley; two family friends took her to meet the singer while he was stationed in Europe. She later said, "It was the equivalent of a 14-year-old today being given the chance to meet Justin Bieber."
moved to graceland at 17
Elvis and Priscilla stayed in touch, and he soon persuaded her to leave Europe and finish her last year of high school in Memphis, Tennessee, where she would live in his home, Graceland. Priscilla says she didn't know what intentions Elvis had, but she completely trusted him.
married for 6 years
Priscilla and Elvis's marriage lasted for six years, and she said of all the stressful press she received, "The beginning was very difficult, but I knew what I was in for". Priscilla learned to ignore the tabloids, but she later filed for divorce, citing a need to become her own person.
elvis was taken
Elvis began dating actress Anita Wood in 1957, and they were still together when Elvis met Priscilla and later returned to the United States in 1960. His and Wood's relationship was reportedly pretty serious to the end, even though Wood knew about Priscilla.
parents disliked elvis
Priscilla knew it would be a "battle" to convince her parents to let her see Elvis; her father demanded that Elvis come to their home to meet him, and the singer showed up in his classic flashy garb. Elvis and Priscilla's father ended up speaking for nearly two hours that day.