In advance of she turned Priscilla Presley, Elvis’s younger girlfriend moved into his Memphis estate, Graceland, through her senior 12 months of high university. Right after ready for Elvis for several years, Priscilla hoped that her dreams of marrying the King of Rock and Roll would come genuine soon.
But it was not all marriage ceremony bells and romance ideal absent. In reality, Elvis and Priscilla went through various trials ahead of they tied the knot. Soon after phrase bought out that Elvis experienced an affair with his co-star, Ann-Margret, whilst they were being filming Viva Las Vegas (1964), the couple virtually broke up.
Elvis was enraged to see news of his romance with Ann-Margret in the media
Ann-Margret and Elvis developed an quick connection right after they fulfilled on the set of Viva Las Vegas. The pair dated off and on for about a calendar year.
As it turned out, Priscilla had suspected this likelihood from the commencing. But Elvis consistently confident her that Ann-Margret was a “leading woman.” And he wasn’t way too intrigued in leading women.
“They’re into their careers and their man arrives next,” Priscilla remembered Elvis telling her, as she wrote in her 1985 memoir, Elvis and Me. “I really don’t want to be 2nd to everything or any one.”
But immediately after filming for the film wrapped, Elvis brought Priscilla to Los Angeles with him – and Priscilla’s worst fears have been verified. By then, the media was in a frenzy about Ann-Margret’s crimson-warm affair with Elvis.
Priscilla was sent back to Memphis to steer clear of general public controversy
1 working day all through his excursion to Los Angeles, Elvis came dwelling brandishing a newspaper emblazoned with a phony engagement “announcement” about his romantic relationship with Ann-Margret. The King’s supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker, resolved to send Priscilla back again to Graceland to lay small till the frenzy died down.
Priscilla was enraged. Screaming that she was drained of tricks and lies, she threw a vase throughout the home and broke it. In reaction, she claimed that Elvis threw her on the bed and certain her that he didn’t know his dalliance with Ann-Margret would conclusion up like this.
“I want a woman who’s heading to have an understanding of that items like this could just materialize,” Priscilla wrote of Elvis’s daring declaration at the time. “Are you likely to be her – or not?”
Despite the fact that Priscilla was by no implies over the incident, she reluctantly agreed to head back to Memphis for the time becoming.
She claimed Elvis promised her his marriage with his co-star was ‘over’
When Elvis returned to Graceland, his initial reunion with Priscilla felt compelled. But as before long as he experienced a instant on your own with his girlfriend, he promised her, “It’s over, Cilla. I swear to you. It’s more than.”
According to Priscilla, Elvis explained to her that he only received “caught up in a problem that was out of hand from the beginning” when it came to Ann-Margret. He felt “exploited” and swore that his co-star just wasn’t for him.
Whilst Elvis and Priscilla did reconcile – in particular immediately after she identified a telegram to Elvis from Ann-Margret that seemed to verify their breakup – she admitted she was significantly warier right after the debacle. She had understood that loving the King of Rock and Roll could possibly be a lot extra advanced than she’d when considered.