Priscilla Presley has insisted that she “by no means had intercourse” with Elvis when the pair first met when she was 14.
The late icon was 24 when he first met his future spouse in Germany in 1959, with the pair marrying seven years later in 1967 when she was 21.
Talking at press convention on the Venice Movie Pageant for the premiere of Sofia Coppola’s new biopic, Priscilla which depicts their relationship, Presley mentioned Elvis by no means took benefit of her, regardless of their age hole of 10 years after they first met.
“It was very troublesome for my mother and father to know that Elvis could be so involved in me and why,” she mentioned, through Selection. “And I actually do suppose [it was] as a result of I used to be extra of a listener.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley following their wedding ceremony Might 1, 1967 CREDIT: Getty/Bettmann/Contributor
“Elvis would pour his coronary heart out to me in each approach in Germany: his fears, his hopes, the lack of his mom – which he by no means, ever received over. And I used to be the one that actually, actually sat there to pay attention and to consolation him. That was actually our connection.”
She continued: “Despite the fact that I used to be 14, I used to be really a bit of bit older in life – not in numbers. That was the attraction. Individuals suppose, ‘Oh, it was intercourse.’ No, it wasn’t. I by no means had intercourse with him. He was very type, very mushy, very loving, however he additionally revered the very fact I used to be solely 14 years outdated. We had been extra in line in thought, and that was our relationship.”
Priscilla defined that she “by no means, ever, ever informed anybody that I used to be seeing him” when she was at school.
She added: “That was one other situation that he cherished, is the truth that I by no means gave him up in any approach. So, we constructed a relationship after which our relationship went on till I left. And it wasn’t as a result of I didn’t love him – he was the love of my life. It was the life-style that was so troublesome for me.”
The couple separated in 1972 and divorced the next 12 months.
Reviewing Priscilla, NME awarded the biopic 4 stars and mentioned: “Sofia Coppola doesn’t shirk from displaying the darkish facet of rock and roll’s first king.”
The movie takes inspiration from Priscilla’s 1985 biography, Elvis And Me, and stars American actor Cailee Spaeny (Pacific Rim Rebellion, Unhealthy Instances on the El Royale) because the titular character, whereas Jacob Elordi (The Kissing Sales space, Euphoria) performs Elvis.
It’s set to obtain its UK premiere at this 12 months’s BFI London Movie Pageant on October 9 earlier than it’s broadly launched in cinemas on January 1, 2024.