Did Elvis cheat on Priscilla? Truth About Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s Love Story

Priscilla Presley knew that her love life wouldn’t be easy as the “King of Rock and Roll” was every woman’s dream. The man she fell in love with as a teenager ultimately became her husband. This is one of the most epic love stories that the world has ever seen.

Footage of the 1967 wedding showed that the bride, Priscilla was swooning over her heartthrob husband. But good times don’t last forever in some cases. Though Priscilla is now the keeper of Elvis’s legacy along with their daughter, this doesn’t mean that being in love with the most magnetic person on the earth indicates all happiness.  Priscilla had her fairy tale which is all not about luxury and dreams coming true. Rumours were everywhere that Elvis cheated on Priscilla multiple times throughout the relationship. So, was it true? 

What was the reality of Priscilla and Elvis’s marriage?

From spotting his girl at a party on her journey to moving her to the US, Priscilla and Elvis had a great start to their relationship. They were tabloids and fans’ favourite couple and everyone kept wondering what’s the next move for them. Elvis proposed to Priscilla with a 3 1/2 -carat diamond circled with over 20 diamonds exclusively designed by Jeweler Harry Levitch.  The couple eloped to Las Vegas and married on 1st May 1967 in an 8-minutes long wedding. Later a grand celebration happened in Graceland. 

 When Priscilla opened up to Vogue about this, she said, “My wedding was very unusual,” “It was the people closest to us, and private, and that’s how we wanted it. We didn’t want a fan club. We didn’t want a circus.”

This was the marriage she wanted, staying with the man who is her everything. But still, something was missing. The couple had their daughter Lisa Marie Presley and Elvis was undoubtedly a doting father. However, he didn’t help Priscilla with anything like changing diapers or helping her to make the baby sleep. He didn’t consider these to be a man’s job. Moreover, Priscilla confirmed Elvis expected her to leave everything she has been doing and live life in the way Elvis wanted. She lived the life of Elvis Presley and not her own.

While talking to People magazine she said, “Women gravitated to him, so I would be nervous when he had to go places alone. I would even go with him to get his teeth cleaned! I always watched him because everyone in the world was after him.”

Though she claimed to have had a good life with him and “I loved taking care of Elvis very much. I loved tending to him. I loved feeding him. We would baby talk because you have to have your own language when you have that many people around. It was a good life. It was different, but it was ours.”

But after a certain point in time, Priscilla became frustrated. She wanted to have her own career which Elvis was strictly against. Moreover, since her teenage years, Priscilla only had been associated with Elvis and didn’t know the world outside him. So, that part was quite damaging.

Did Elvis cheat on Priscilla?

Elvis was known for being the man of all the ladies. It is a known fact that Elvis has been a chronic cheater. Priscilla knew what was happening behind the scenes and wanted to ignore all of these as long as she could resist. However, things tend to get bitter. Over the years, Elvis has cheated on Priscilla with countless women including actress Nancy Sinatra. And he continued with his cheating habits even after their marriage. 

But if you think this was the main cause of their divorce, well it wasn’t the only reason. Priscilla once said that Elvis was too dependent on his prescription drugs and he needed to seek help. Well, that didn’t sit right with him. Furthermore, Priscilla also wanted her own freedom which has been missing from her life. Elvis once commented, “Our divorce came about, not because of another man or another woman,” “but because of the circumstances involving my career. I was travelling too much, gone…I didn’t think it was fair to her.”

Priscilla and Elvis seemed to be the right fit for each other but there were a lot of secrets that the world didn’t know. The couple married and divorced but their love story has been passed down for many reasons. Elvis did cheat on Priscilla multiple times but she never gave up on him. So, true love did exist and Priscilla proved it!


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